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 Post subject: Making a split didge in Ash looking for advice
PostPosted: 17.12.2007, 16:49 
I have some ash that im currently shaping at the mo before spliting I was going for a wide bore mago type but having had a look on ants site just wondered if a tight narrow bore might be a beter sound any body had experience of using ash is it a very resonante wood or a bit muffuled?

the stick at the mo is about 140/145 cm long and will have a big bell at around 10 - 12 cm and is resonably straight and chuncky at the mo and at the mo has a nice conical shape any help and advice would be greatful.

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Stockie


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PostPosted: 17.12.2007, 16:53 
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Firstly I would say the measurements and shape you describe sound more like a yidaki type instrument.

There is no 'better sound' as the two instrument types are very different, each with their own characteristics. What do you want to make?

You should speak to Ant about this as he has made instruments from ash.


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PostPosted: 17.12.2007, 17:06 
I was origionally looking to do a deeper mago type but its just how the wood would react to that style of instrument if it would suit it or sound chuffing horibble, as I have a number of yidaki and yidaki style instruments.


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PostPosted: 17.12.2007, 17:13 
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The wood will be fine regardless of the style of the instrument. Make what you want to make and see how it ends up.

As Christian stated in another thread the difference between a mago and a yidaki (as far as our explanations are concerned) is in the way they play and 'feel'. Don't get hung up on the specifics, just make the stick!


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Hey Stockie,

The type of timber has subtle influence over the sound, particularly with the grain and relative 'density' of the wood. Of course, the dimensional considerations of the stick are going to have the most influence over all other variables. Just make the thing!

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PostPosted: 17.12.2007, 21:32 
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*Does little dance like cheerleader*

Go Stockie! Make the stick yeah!

*Wiggles ol' behind a little*

Go on dude, show us your efforts!


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PostPosted: 18.12.2007, 11:04 
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Hey Stockie

Make sure you get a piece of timber with the correct relative density!!!!!!!

You wouldn't want to mess it up


I asked my local timber merchants the relative density of some rough sawn 4" by 2" being used on my house renovation

Do you know he hadn't a fuckin' clue what I was talking about!!!!!


Some people!!!


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What's your relative density Paul?


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Depends on how much meths I've been drinking!!!


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PostPosted: 18.12.2007, 23:27 
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G = P(Object) =
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P(H2O)

p(Object) kg/m3 =
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1000kg/m3

p(object)g/cm3
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1g/cm3

:) I love this sort of stuff!


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PostPosted: 19.12.2007, 11:44 
Ill have 3 of those with fried rice and is everyone calling me dence


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stockie wrote:
Ill have 3 of those with fried rice and is everyone calling me dence


The question is, will Kyle call the stick Ash-hole II?


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DanielSaan wrote:
The question is, will Kyle call the stick Ash-hole II?


That depends on what Stockie does with it! He's a sick man sometimes.


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and is everyone calling me dence


Not in so many words, as your spelling alone suggests that!


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PostPosted: 20.12.2007, 13:26 
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The question is, will Kyle call the stick Ash-hole II?


So does this mean that Kyle has a big Ash hole for this one to be number 2


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