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Solar burnt bass bamboo flutes

Solar burnt bass bamboo flutes

Postby Alex Pettit » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:22 pm

Here are a few I did earlier this summer off a template. The lens is from a 5-pack of fresnel lenses, and the burnt wood was then dug with a (lost) multi tool. These are all about 40" in the flute sections. Found a nice rolled sheet metal pipe and use that to break out the nodes. I'll link to audio after I research how it's done lately.
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Re: Solar burnt bass bamboo flutes

Postby Bob Francis » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:43 pm

Any shots of the node popping?
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Re: Solar burnt bass bamboo flutes

Postby Alex Pettit » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:31 pm

The holes are traced to the best prototype and a blank is ideally cut to the ends of nodes, if it doesn't end on a node it matches the length of the last tuned flute that size. The mouth side especially needs extra bamboo past the joints to protect the closed end. The open end can be drilled out with scissors and finished with a knife and sandpaper. When the tapping pipe can fit into the flute piece, you keep the closed end on the ground and hammer the pipe along the edges of the node. if you have a thin sheet metal pipe a grinding wheel will restore the cutting edge every few pieces.
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Re: Solar burnt bass bamboo flutes

Postby Alex Pettit » Tue Jul 28, 2015 11:25 am

Here is the burn.
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Re: Solar burnt bass bamboo flutes

Postby Bob Francis » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:19 pm

Thanks Alex
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Re: Solar burnt bass bamboo flutes

Postby Albert Stacy » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:40 am

Its a great idea of making bamboo flutes from sun burnt of wood. I will surly try it at my home if it really works for me.
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Re: Solar burnt bass bamboo flutes

Postby Alex Pettit » Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:29 am

Here is a demo recording. https://m.soundcloud.com/huhupat/42-bass-flute-demo

Here's a dry one. Need a better mic.
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