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My brother, a lifelong trumpet player, suggested this project. Like most brass players, he has accumulated quite a collection of mouthpieces and needed a way to organize them. I play the euphonium ( think baby tuba) and have the same problem.
Both racks were made from repurposed wood. The trumpet rack is made from p piece of nicely figured cherry salvaged from a pallet by my neighbor. The euphonium mouthpiece rack is from a piece of ash firewood. It is mounted on a piece of cherry with a walnut accent. The ash was killed by Emerald Ash Borer and shows great color and boring holes.
The final finish is wipe-on poly and wax.

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You should have left room for future additions to each. JK - that's a lot of mouthpieces! Nice work. You're a good brother.
 

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I think your Brother is winning. :)

Nice work, nice collections.
 

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I love this project! What a unique and eye catching display. I have never seen anything like it, Why does someone have so many mouthpieces? Do you use them for different sounds, or are they more like souvenirs?

I have only heard of euphonium players in one context. That and your location make me think you were a member of TBDBITL. Could that be true?
 

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What a great project. I played clarinet for many years.
I should've saved all my old reeds and built something. ; )
 

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Ok, so why do you need some many different mouth pieces? Do they create different sounds?

BTW I like the project and the idea of it very much.
 

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Usually a brass player has a few special mouthpieces that he/she uses regularly. Those with a small shallow cup help you play higher. The deeper the cup, the more open the sound. Just like a woodworker looking for the perfect hand plane, brass players are always in search of the perfect mouthpiece.
 
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