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by Daniel Bingamon
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Reviving an easy to make horn instrument with potential
Replies: 7
Views: 10380

Re: Reviving an easy to make horn instrument with potential

FYI - Open ended flutes use no more than 2 deg from center for reverse conical. The taper on a saxophone and bagpipes is 3 deg from center. Most closed ended pipes are at least 1/2 the diameter of open ended. If you look at the modern Cornet and Trumpet, the Trumpet is a straight bore throughout unt...
by Daniel Bingamon
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: The party!
Topic: A brief history of the MIMF
Replies: 12
Views: 12630

Re: A brief history of the MIMF

Wow, time flies. I first logged onto MIMF back in 1998. Back then it was called "Musicians and Instrument Makers Forum" and that was until (I think) the guy who ran the Woodwind Quarterly site closed down his forum then from that time the name that should have always been stayed with the forum. For ...
by Daniel Bingamon
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: PVC Pipe Instrument - Could use a little help!
Replies: 2
Views: 4317

Re: PVC Pipe Instrument - Could use a little help!

Tuning is simply achieved by cutting the instrument in half just below the blade top the top tonehole. A PVC coupler can be used to add to the length of the instrument. Simply slide it out and the tuning goes flat. Normally, the instrument is made slightly sharp so that you can always have a certain...
by Daniel Bingamon
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: How to keep a whistle between centers
Replies: 5
Views: 6803

Re: How to keep a whistle between centers

When I make Native Flutes, on the tailstock end I make pieces of PVC that fit inside the bore of the blank being turned. It then has a center hole which rests with the live center's point.
by Daniel Bingamon
Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Clarinet from Bb Instrument
Replies: 3
Views: 4214

Re: C Clarinet from Bb Instrument

I'll look into that. Been away for awhile.
by Daniel Bingamon
Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: C Clarinet from Bb Instrument
Replies: 3
Views: 4214

C Clarinet from Bb Instrument

I'm kicking around the idea of making a C Clarinet by taking apart a broken Bb Clarinet. The idea is to: 1. Take the keys off. 2. Make a new body in C based on the Bb design using some calculations and scaling and comparing the two methods. 3. Modify the keys where necessary to fit the new body. I'm...
by Daniel Bingamon
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: Chromatic Flutes/Whistles
Replies: 0
Views: 2836

Chromatic Flutes/Whistles

I have a spreadsheet to share: http://www.kingsmills.us/flute-chromatic.xls This calculates toneholes for flutes/whistles that have a mixture of open holes and normally closed keys like the 19th century flutes. Cylindrical bore - doesn't do conical. Note: It does assume that you know some of the bas...
by Daniel Bingamon
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Last MIMF Newsletter from Deb: So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya!
Replies: 40
Views: 21009

Re: Last MIMF Newsletter from Deb: So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya!

Deb,
We all thank you, you ran the Forum very well all those years.
I was on staff for about a year or so around the time Henry and Mirjan were there as well.
Hope to see this new ember take light and continue.