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 Post subject: have i completely ruined my didge?
PostPosted: 08.02.2011, 20:30 
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After several months, I am pretty close to finishing making my first (and possibly last) wooden didgeridoo, however I think I might have screwed it up pretty good.

I provided 3 photos I hope you all can see.

If you notice the lower third of the didge, toward the bell, It's much thinner than the rest of the exterior. I tried to taper it and failed tremendously.

Now my question: since the dip in the instrument is a little deeper than I wanted the exterior wall to be... what's the best way to work around it so the wall won't be real weak and so it will be more aesthetically pleasing?

Thanks,
Catfish


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 Post subject: Re: have i completely ruined my didge?
PostPosted: 09.02.2011, 10:20 
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Firstly, you should resize those photos. I expect John or Christian will do this for you in this instance.

My advice would be to go ahead and finish the instrument despite the 'dip' in the contour. Just don't hollow it out too much where the dip occurs so the walls remain strong. As far as aesthetics are concerned it doesn't look too bad from what I can see. Everything you learn on this build will help you in future ones so don't be disheartened.

Keep us posted.

Kyle


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 Post subject: Re: have i completely ruined my didge?
PostPosted: 13.02.2011, 16:45 
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I agree that you should finish it. I have see didges with large holes in them saved by being artistic and turning them into windows, stones inlayed, etc. You have a minor issue. Good luck!.

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