July 26, 2016

Resource site: http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Simple-PVC-Flutes/?ALLSTEPS

After an excellent trip to Larry Frank decided to come back to create another flute, this time a more traditional one in which is a blown over hole.


The characteristics are very similar to the PVC native american flute…with the 45 degree angles to split the air stream

The blown over flutes are much easier to create.  The closed/open effect took some time to create, but the addition of a lip plate had a considerable effect on the tone.  Removing the lip plate served as a more beneficial means for flutes.

Tone holes were randomly placed because of using scraps from the NA Flutes.  Tone hole placement is important, but tone hole size seems to have more important consequences.

Also continued work on getting 3-D printed plastic bell.   One of the printed bells was placed in the casting sand to be ready for a future casting with pewter.  The pewter bars we also cut down to fit into the melter.


Started working on a form for making a tenor ukulele.  Cut out the 1/2″ plywood shape multiple times to get a thick form to clamp wood to to create the sides of the body.

Recorded video using alto saxophone mouthpiece on brass pieces from shop including a trumpet bell and trombone bell.  Also placed the alto saxophone mouthpiece on the trumpet to compare the sound created versus the sound created with a trumpet mouthpiece.