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 Post subject: Homemade termite bored Eucalypt didge.
PostPosted: 07.01.2012, 07:35 
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Hello everyone.

Im new to this forum. I am working on a didge at the moment, so I thought I may as well introduce myself, and my didge at the same time!
I am 18 years old and I live in Australia.
I have been playing the didge for a few years now and have always wanted to build my own instruments. Recently I went for a bushwalk with a friend and found a nice hollow branch that had fallen from a tree. I took it home and worked on it for quite some hours.
Pictures are attached.
It is currently in my shed, hanging up so that it's final coat of varnish can dry. After that....it will be complete. I will might post another pic or two once it's finished, as the final coat of varnish seems to be very nice and glossy.

Thanks.


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File comment: After the first coat of varnish. Had to shorten it considerable to find a top section with enough back pressure.
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File comment: Shortly after I brought it home, took the bark off, worked a little bit on the hollow and gave it a light sanding.
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Last edited by seriouschris on 09.01.2012, 10:06, edited 1 time in total.
Pictures too large, mate
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 Post subject: Re: Homemade termite bored Eucalypt didge.
PostPosted: 09.01.2012, 10:07 
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Nice gnarly stick! How does it sound?


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 Post subject: Re: Homemade termite bored Eucalypt didge.
PostPosted: 09.01.2012, 13:37 
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Real sorry about the pics mate. I will scale them down before posting from now on.
It sounds nice. Quite a dry sound. Its a very wide bore with low backpressure, and the walls are quite thick, so it takes a formidable amount of breath to play. But once it plays, It does sound quite good I believe.
I might throw up a picture of it a little later, as it is completely finished, and the varnish has dried nicely.
Overall, I am very happy with my first homemade didge. I will go hunting again soon and hopefully find another.

Thankyou very much.


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