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Mouthpiece Caddy for my Daughter

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 03-12-2016 07:14 PM 653 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaŭ en Esperanto]

My daughter plays both the euphonium and the trombone. Each instrument has its own mouthpiece. After playing, the mouthpieces have to be washed. Until now she has been putting the newly washed mouthpieces on a wash cloth to dry. It occurred to me that there was something I could make for this.

I took a chunk of what I believe to be poplar and cut it into an ovalish shape and drilled 3 holes into it, but not all the way through. The center hole is larger and is for a handle, thinking this might want to be taken to where the mouthpieces are washed. The handle also gave me a place for a small hook where the cleaning brush can be hung.

the other two holes hold 1/4 inch dowels to keep the mouthpieces from falling off. Two sponge disks were cut using a hole saw so that the mouthpieces would have a cushion to res on which would also absorb any remaining water droplets.

I gave this to her last Christmas.

N.B. I didn’t make the knob on the handle. I found it in my knob drawer.

[Fun fact: the Esperanto word for mouthpiece is buŝpeco.]

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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majuvla

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#1 posted 03-12-2016 07:51 PM

Nice set. Our kids and wifes are very happy to have us.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Eddie_T

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#2 posted 03-12-2016 07:57 PM

Great idea and execution. I may have to make one for my trumpet mouthpiece.

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Dave Rutan

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#3 posted 03-12-2016 08:52 PM



Great idea and execution. I may have to make one for my trumpet mouthpiece.

- Eddie_T

Double check for the dowel size. I’m not sure what the inner diameter of a trumpet mouth piece is.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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Dave Rutan

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#4 posted 03-12-2016 08:53 PM



Nice set. Our kids and wifes are very happy to have us.

- majuvla

I like to think so. We run the risk of being taken for granted though.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 03-12-2016 11:26 PM

Nice job Dave. Might mention to her to store the mouthpieces with the tube end DOWN. Because I can only imagine how much germs will build up on sponges, even after she has washed the m/p’s. Just because sponges will retain some small portion of the dampness every time.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 03-13-2016 06:15 PM

Great looking mouthpiece holder! I could have used one of these back in high school!

-- Dean

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Dave Rutan

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#7 posted 03-13-2016 10:29 PM



Great looking mouthpiece holder! I could have used one of these back in high school!

- Mean_Dean

In high school I didn’t even know we supposed to wash our mouth pieces.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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CFrye

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#8 posted 03-14-2016 02:27 AM

Nicely done, Dave. Glad to see you spoiling your family! Thanks for sharing.

Great looking mouthpiece holder! I could have used one of these back in high school!

- Mean_Dean

In high school I didn t even know we supposed to wash our mouth pieces.

- Dave Rutan

Yeah, I didn’t know that either :-/

-- God bless, Candy

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