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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby AlphaTauri » August 18th, 2010, 9:37 am

How'd you make the bridge and the curved sides? I'd imagine that those would be the hardest part of the instrument to make without breaking.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby doctor » August 18th, 2010, 9:41 am

what wood did u use?
does anyone know if the real rules will be like the draft?
wind instruments are kinda hard to make
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby robotman » August 18th, 2010, 9:50 am

How'd you make the bridge and the curved sides? I'd imagine that those would be the hardest part of the instrument to make without breaking.
The bridge I thinned a piece of Maple* and just used a band-saw and than a jig-saw to shape it correctly.

For the sides I made a thin frame with the shape of a violin and than took very very thin pieces of Maple* and soaked it in water for a day or so and than wrapped it around the frame with glue while continuing to spray it with water and let it set.


what wood did u use?
does anyone know if the real rules will be like the draft?
wind instruments are kinda hard to make
I used all Hardwoods like I think it was all Maple* or Cedar*
I have a feeling the Drafts will be close to the final rules


*Disclaimer:All wood was hardwood not positive if it was maple but that is what I think it was
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby zyzzyva980 » August 18th, 2010, 3:40 pm

wind instruments are kinda hard to make
Not really... I saw a flute my team made a few years ago and it was just a PVC pipe with a few holes drilled in it. We actually did pretty good that year, or so I hear.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby paleonaps » August 18th, 2010, 3:42 pm

Yeah, it's probably (can't speak from experience) easier to make a wind instrument than a string one, and percussion should be easy. All you need is a tanned deer skin. Better grab my rifle.
Actually, they're probably not a good idea. According to the Sounds of Music Wiki they are hard to make and not advised.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby Paradox21 » August 18th, 2010, 3:55 pm

percussion should be easy. All you need is a tanned deer skin. Better grab my rifle.
I would not recommend making a drum. You have to be able to change pitch (steel drum could work) so think along the lines of a xylophone.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby paleonaps » August 18th, 2010, 3:59 pm

Yeah, I edited my post. A xylophone has changeable pitch.. yeah, I'll probably make that.
If the rules are similar to the trial ones, then what melody do you guys want to do?
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby doctor » August 18th, 2010, 4:18 pm

a marimba is pretty easy to build right?
its a really popular instrument
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby SO4L » August 18th, 2010, 5:04 pm

doctor wrote: how did u make the bow?
and the draft said no store bought rosin is allowed so how did u make that too?
The last time this event was on, we made our own bow with horsehair and we made our own rosin as well.
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Re: Sounds of Music C

Postby doctor » August 18th, 2010, 5:41 pm

doctor wrote: how did u make the bow?
and the draft said no store bought rosin is allowed so how did u make that too?
The last time this event was on, we made our own bow with horsehair and we made our own rosin as well.
yeah i get that but how?
did u guys really go out drill a hole in a tree and take the sap or something?
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