Making a wacky daxophone! #1: A few questions before I begin

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Blog entry by Justin posted 02-27-2010 11:59 PM 1537 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello to all,

I am currently making a daxophone which is the signature instrument of Dr. Suess.(it’s not really, but it’s very Suesslike in appearance and sound) It’s kind of like a wooden, musical saw, same principle anyway. I am using purpleheart for the body, lacewood for the pickup board and ligum vitae for the dax.(all will be explained when I am done making it and post pictures)

I don’t normally work with such fine woods so I have a few questions concerning finishing these woods. I want the best possible polish on all of them so what would you guys suggest for acheiving that? I look forward to your responses. Thanks a bunch!


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#1 posted 02-28-2010 12:35 AM

Most wood woodwind instruments are finished with an oil and waxed to a polished finish. Tung oil or boiled linseed oil, the wax – maybe someone else has a suggestion on.
Don’t forget to treat the inside of the horn as well : )
Can’t wait to see it….....


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