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  • buildingupbob commented on buildingupbob's instructable How To Make A Wooden Ocarina6 months ago
    How To Make A Wooden Ocarina

    Hello, sorry about the mixup but by the beginning I mean at the very end of the airway where the fipple hole begins. The problem with carving too much is that the end of the airway becomes uneven which could mean that the air might not hit the ramp correctly or other things like that. I'm not 100% sure on this but I just took it as a rule of thumb at the time and I believe that if the lining isn't carved enough it could dull out the sound big time. You should also be able to clearly see where you have carved it out as it starts from the beginning of the hole onward. Also is your ocarina completely assembled or is it taped together? When I first tried it out by taping it together, it wouldn't make a sound but it was mostly because air was escaping as the tape wasn't air-tight. I hope I m...see more »Hello, sorry about the mixup but by the beginning I mean at the very end of the airway where the fipple hole begins. The problem with carving too much is that the end of the airway becomes uneven which could mean that the air might not hit the ramp correctly or other things like that. I'm not 100% sure on this but I just took it as a rule of thumb at the time and I believe that if the lining isn't carved enough it could dull out the sound big time. You should also be able to clearly see where you have carved it out as it starts from the beginning of the hole onward. Also is your ocarina completely assembled or is it taped together? When I first tried it out by taping it together, it wouldn't make a sound but it was mostly because air was escaping as the tape wasn't air-tight. I hope I made sense lol

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  • buildingupbob commented on buildingupbob's instructable How To Make A Wooden Ocarina6 months ago
    How To Make A Wooden Ocarina

    Yeah shaking it or blowing into it normally does the trick just be careful not to get it in your eyes :)

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  • buildingupbob commented on buildingupbob's instructable How To Make A Wooden Ocarina7 months ago
    How To Make A Wooden Ocarina

    You're welcome, glad I could help :)

    Sorry about the confusion but the light gray part is where the cut's supposed to be. I don't think I thought of it all the way through but I fixed the photo for you so you can understand better. I hope it helps :)

    lol it's okay xD what part did you have with it? I changed the picture seeing as the one I had was a bit confusing.

    lol it's okay xD what part did you have with it? I changed the picture seeing as the one I had was a bit confusing.

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