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With the dead line for the third Epilog challenge a few hours away this is the last instructable I will be able to enter. The instructions in the cha...
Dry fit all your pieces together first before gluing. Make sure it's fits, sand if necessary.
Glue the sides to the bottom
Glue the front to the bottom and sides
Glue the bottom airway to the front and sides
Glue the back on
Flat sand the top with 100 then with 220 to get the top flat and even, so the top piece will sit flush on top
draw a 1/2" wide mark on the bottom airway piece down the center.
carve out the area you just marked 1/32" deep with a 1/2" chisel and clean with a file
make a mark 3/4" on the air way. carve this section into a ramp with your 1/2" chisel it should end at 2/32"
take the top piece and draw a line the same width as the air way piece
behind the window you just carved out draw a square 1/2" X 1/2" carve a ramp out of it. the vertex of the ramp should be about 1/32" once your done ...
at this point should be able to simply press the two parts together blow into it and get a tone! If not double check everything. Do not glue the top...
go to http://www.seventhstring.com/tuner/tuner.html this is an online tuner. this is where is get a little complicated. I know very little about m...
go to http://www.stlocarina.com/fico.html and go to the 6 hole ocarina option and print a fingering chart starting with the left C all the way to t...
Now we are going to do what is called transposing in music. Since the base note on the ocarina is an E (the lowest note you can play on this ocarina)...
Seeing as how the base note is E the first hole that we will drill (the #1 hole) is the F note. This hole is the top right hole. As far as I'm aware...
As you can see from the fingering chart you printed out you will need to cover the hole you just made to tune for the G note. Following the same proc...
At this point you should check you A note. That is leaving the #1 and #2 holes uncovered. If your 1 and 2 holes are tuned correctly you should see an...
Referencing the fingering chart again you will see the next note is a B. For this one you will need to cover the #2 hole and leave the #1 hole open. ...
Like before you can tune this hole 1 of 2 ways you can cover the #1 hole and tune for a D or leave all the holes open and tune for an E just like it ...
Glue the top on top on to the body and carve the mouth piece out. Sand it smooth with 220 sandpaper.
Now that the ocarina is tuned you can stain it, carve it , decorate it with a wood burner or leave it as it is.
Here are some web sites with tablature so you can start playing. http://composer.songbirdocarina.com/songbook.asp?letter=a http://clayz.com/songlist...
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