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jrgpots

Member Since 15 Mar 2013
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In Topic: New Crop Of Flutes. I Need Critiques

Yesterday, 07:29 PM

The largest flute has a fundamental, or lowest note of c3, one octave below middle class. The smallest is tuned to G above middle class.

Jed

In Topic: New Crop Of Flutes. I Need Critiques

Yesterday, 07:22 PM

Tuning them to a minor pentatonic scale, adjusting the pitch, and making them "concert tuned." I also have to adjust the fipple edge and stuff
Like that. It'seems hard to anticipate hole placement and hole diameter, so they usually need a diamond bit adjustment.

Jed

In Topic: New Studio Set Up In Montana

22 February 2017 - 12:38 AM

My son moved from Texas to Alaska, from the heat to the frigid cold. He has never felt the cold as a problem. When they visit us in St George, UT. We have turn down the AC. I can just imagine you out in your kiln shed in Texas in August, melting away and longing for the cooler weather in Montana.

Jed

In Topic: Why Didn't Someone Tell Me About Paperclay!?!

18 February 2017 - 01:29 AM

Can one substitute dryer lint for paper? It wouldn't technically be paper clay anymore...


Jed

In Topic: Why Didn't Someone Tell Me About Paperclay!?!

13 February 2017 - 01:28 AM

I make native American ceramic flutes. I have 10 in various stages of construction right now. I wonder how the use of paper clay might affect (or is it effect?) The tonal qualities.

The beautiful tonal qualities of the violin depend on how the instrument resonates. A soft wood such as spruce is used on the back of the violin to improve resonance.

When I switched from wood flutes to ceramic flutes, I noticed that the ceramic flutes had a "brighter" tone. I wonder if the porous nature of paper clay would make the paper clay flute sound more like their wood counterparts?

Then again, I probably am the only one interested in such a question...

Jed