Step 6:

Making the tuning holes
 this part is complicated.
A little more on music so bear with me.
(for the purposes of the instructable)
music notes start with a C, then D,E,F,G,A,B and the next C up.
This is called an octave (8 notes).
If you did everything correctly you should be getting a C5 on the tuner which is
one octave above middle C (C4, middle C is the middle C key in a keyboard)

Thing to keep in mind while drilling your tuning holes, start with a small hole and increase the size until you hit the desired note.

The holes are #1 top right, #2 bottom right, #3 top left, and #4 bottom left.

their placement isn't too critical

Start with the #1 hole and start small and keep going up in size till you hit a D note.Remember to clean the holes with 150 sandpaper after drilling.
Then continue with hole #2. To tune #2 you have to cover #1 (the one we just made) keep going to you hit an E note.
(you get an F by leaving 1& 2 open incase you were wondering)
Now the #3 hole. To tune the #3 hole you must cover the #2 hole and leave the #1 open until you get a G
For the 4th and final hole you can cover hole #1 and tune for B or leave them all open and tune for a C.
If the last note doesn't seem to work try blowing softly.

Once your done tuning it. Glue the top on and carve out a mouth piece to make it comfortable to blow on.
<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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