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Acoustic Instruments #3: Marimba Frame Time

11-22-2016 04:01 PM by johnstoneb | 2 comments »

Building the frame was just straight forward woodworking, accurate measurement and square cuts. I built the frame out of cherry 1. I like cherry and how it darkens over time and 2. it was a $400 upgrade for frame on one of the commercial marimba websites. I can get cherry at a reasonable price here.The first thing is to make the two ends. Time to make the keyboard frames. This is one place where building the glockenspiel first really helped in understanding why and how important getting square and proper angles was. It was a lot easier and cheaper to rebuild the glock frame than a marimba. The lower cross member is in place One of the steps in before final...

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