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by Ken Grunke
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Wind, Percussion, and Miscellaneous and Experimental Instruments
Topic: stainless steel as a material for a music box comb?
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Re: stainless steel as a material for a music box comb?

I used kitchen utensils for the tines of a kalimba I made. Specifically, cake spatulas, which are between .030 and .040" thick. They are hard and stiff, and sound fairly good. I'm also in the process of forging a one-piece jaw harp, aka jew's harp, from a butter knife. These go for pennies at thrift...