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Classical clarinet

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

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  2. Daniel demonstrating gun drilling

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  3. Rough turned and bored.

  4. Started work on the top and middle joints.

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

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  7. 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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  8. jbtsax

    jbtsax Distinguished Member Distinguished Member


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

  11. So I made a new one.
  12. Bell in progress.

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


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


    The middle one should give me a fatter sound.
  15. 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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