In this instructable you will learn how to carve and ocarina out of wood!
From Wikipedia:
The ocarina. Variations do exist, but a typical ocarina is an enclosed space with four to twelve finger holes and a mouthpiece that projects from the body. It is often ceramic, but other materials may also be used, such as plastic, wood, glass, clay, and metal.

Ok Audio sample uploaded at Utube

Step 1: Tools an Materials

Materials required: 4" X 1 3/4" X 1 1/4" block of wood ( I used bass wood)
4" X 1 3/4" X 1/8" sheet of wood ( I used bass wood)
Tools required : pen, pencil, steel ruler, 1/4" chisel, small carving chisel, small skewed chisel
various small files, 150 sand paper, 220 sand paper, drill bits or a unibit

Optional tools and materials : carving knifes, gouges, and wood burner, Kiwik-wood for repairs
<p>Does this have 2 thumb holes also?</p>
A wood carving tip for step 3: A drill, or better a drill press, can be used to quickly remove most of the material, leaving the chisel for cleanup. A piece of tape around the bit can be used to gauge depth if you don't have a drill press. By the way, how deep was your chamber before you started tuning? <br> <br>Also, can we get the audio sample in a compressed format, like .mp3?
Finish*. Finnish means from Finland, not complete. Sorry if I'm acting like a grammar Nazi, but the little things make a large difference to the meaning of a sentence.
Correction:<br> Once you <strong>*finish*</strong> cutting out the rectangle draw a second rectangle behind it about 1/2&quot; long indicated by the blue.
Would it still work if i place the part you blow in on the side like a sweet potatoe?
umm I don't know, but I don't see why not. Bass wood is inexepensive so you can experiment.
Where could i buy bass wood? can i just go to a home depot or a craft store?
I don't know where you are but I get mine from a woodworking store called <br>Rockler http://www.rockler.com/retail/retail.cfm <br>There might be store or one similar to you, you could also look on line. <br>
actualy you could carve one out that actualy looks like a sweet potato and it would work. If you have one all you would have to do is copy it.
U tube link added <br>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJwVPP3ErdY <br>
Can we hear it?
Yes I really want to hear it compaired to a clay ones like the songbird occarinas.
Thank you for all the positve comments! <br>I am working on an easier to make version that just uses 1/8&quot; sheet wood. <br>It should be up by tonight or tomorrow.
I will be waiting :)
Bravo, Bravo. Very nice tut. I didn't read much except the tuning section but the pics by themselves explained it. I made one for all my friends :) again nice.
Very nice!

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