Reed work PDF download
There are only two or three ways to change the shape or curvature of a reed. There are several ways to perform each of them and of course you can combine them in a million ways.
Here's a reference to doing reed work. It's a PDF file you can download for free! Click the image to download...
(The black arrows indicate pressure applied with a tool and the pink round spots indicate counter-pressure applied with your finger.)
Curve the tip down:
Curve the tip up:
Lower base of reed:
This is a description of how I get the proper view of the shape of the reeds: