Bamboo and Oak Wood Block Prototype

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Project by Steve Preslar posted 12-28-2016 03:38 AM 982 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my bamboo and oak wood block prototype. The body is made from a large bamboo flooring sample at Lowe’s. Back is 1” solid oak. This will allow me to add a mounting bracket later. The bamboo ridge on the top edge more evenly distributes the striking vibration for a louder soul piercing sound. The slit cuts in the sides were for tuning to the final pitch I desired.

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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#1 posted 12-29-2016 01:35 AM

Very cool Steve. As a drummer, I would love to hear what it sounds like. The only musical sounds that I’ve heard with bamboo have been flutes and chimes. I wonder where this comes in pitch and tone-wise when compared to some of the LP and other blocks out there. Nicely done!

-- Terry, East Central IL

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#2 posted 12-29-2016 03:25 AM

It comes in at about #2 and #3 in the sets you would find in most high school band department. What makes it so lovable to me is it has the pearcing sound of a synthetic wood block, and the resonant drawn out tone of a real wooden block.

Thank you!

-- Live, lathe, and prosper. - William Gwin

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