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Tongue Drum Journey #9: Beep beep I am on the home run

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 06-30-2021 12:25 AM 989 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Finishing the boxes hark a tune! Part 9 of Tongue Drum Journey series Part 10: not sure if this a staged performance »

This morning I took the clamps off.

Had a play around with the spoiled slabs, may be I could cut the center out and make a Cameo photo holder, who knows, but I will keep them for a while anyway.

The third one or the one in the middle broke in half so its relegated to plugs and patches.

The other three are reasonable, sorry about the wet patch it rained again!

Anyway the drum.

I sanded the top flush with the box frame and used a round over bit to well you guessed it round over the edges.

I then sanded everything to 600 Grit and then set to work seeing if it actually played tunes

Lookng at the tongues here as an guide and example is the result

Using the dull thud method of wacking the edge as a datum,... I found all keys (tongues) on the left hand side (the long ones) all exhibited a different tune of some degree.

The right hand side ones (the shorter ones) all exhibited a different higher note or tune with the exception of the shortest top one. It didn’t appear to make a different sound so I used the dull thud method to individually check it, and found it did however make a sound but only slighty different to the DT. So I am assuming after tuning of which I am not going to do, being certified as deaf by the ADF it will fall to No 1 Son if he is interested.

Considering the construction process and method I used along with the sequence of build needs a massive overhaul, I would consider the The tongue drum build was a success.

Thanks for looking commenting and resisting wacking me out too much!

-- Regards Rob



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#1 posted 06-30-2021 01:06 AM

I was awaiting the demo Rob!!???
The end result looks good.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 06-30-2021 01:40 AM

Yeah I was kinda wondering that myself as I have never done videos.

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 07-02-2021 06:16 PM

I guess we are never too old to learn a new trick!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZfiSkOfFmQ

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 07-02-2021 10:49 PM



I guess we are never too old to learn a new trick!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZfiSkOfFmQ

- robscastle

A craftsman you are Rob,
BUT the musician in you needs more training (good try)

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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