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Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 18th, 2010, 9:37 am
by AlphaTauri
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.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 18th, 2010, 9:41 am
by doctor
what wood did u use?
does anyone know if the real rules will be like the draft?
wind instruments are kinda hard to make

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 18th, 2010, 9:50 am
by robotman
AlphaTauri wrote: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.


doctor wrote: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

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 18th, 2010, 3:40 pm
by zyzzyva980
doctor wrote: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.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 18th, 2010, 3:42 pm
by paleonaps
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.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 18th, 2010, 3:55 pm
by Paradox21
paleonaps95 wrote: 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.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 18th, 2010, 3:59 pm
by paleonaps
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?

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 18th, 2010, 4:18 pm
by doctor
a marimba is pretty easy to build right?
its a really popular instrument

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 18th, 2010, 5:04 pm
by SO4L
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.

Re: Sounds of Music C

Posted: August 18th, 2010, 5:41 pm
by doctor
SO4L wrote:
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?