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Classical clarinet

Discussion in 'Manufacturing and Construction Techniques' started by MrDibbs, Nov 21, 2013.

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    Daniel demonstrating gun drilling
     

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    Rough turned and bored.

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    Started work on the top and middle joints.
     

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    All three joints turned. P1020151.JPG
     
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    Lee, the other guy doing the course, at the setting out machine drilling holes and milling channels for keys.
     

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    3 joints with holes, channels and waste sections filed away by hand.

    After this all three go in a bath of tung oil and have a vacuum applied for about 20 mins. Then they are left overnight.
     

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    Is that square one going to be the reed? :) Seriously, that is fascinating stuff. What type of wood are you working with?
     
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    It's European Box wood, grown in England. Daniel's had it in storage for thirty years so it should be reasonably well seasoned.
     
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    Here's an interesting thing. Three pieces, looking much the same colour went into the oil and this is what came out.

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    So I made a new one.
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    Bell in progress.

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    The results of a lot of filing and a little soldering.

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    Barrels. One had the same discoloration issue as the original middle joint, but I'm keeping this one.

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    The middle one should give me a fatter sound.
     
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    Sockets and tenons cut and tenons lapped with hemp thread, beeswax and tallow. It's starting to look like a clarinet.

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