Ceramic 21 Note Kalimba; hand made
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Bob in SF




Location: San Francisco CA US
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Steps:
Throw top ring and bottom bowl separately and precisely out of Toki Vanilla cone 6 clay.
Dry top ring and bowl until leather hard, then score, slip, and join by interposing a coil of soft clay.
Bisque fire it when bone dry.
Underglaze, then glaze, then final fire at cone 6.
Cut 21 hole electricians ground bar, rosewood bridge, and cherry wood sound board to size; then epoxy them together and then onto the ceramic unit.
Cut 21 equal lengths of (Greenlee 438-2X) spring steel fish tape, finishing the ends so they are comfortable.
Insert, tighten, and tune the tone tines.
This one is tuned to a Javanese (full pelog equal temperament 7 tone) scale on the left, and a Western chromatic scale on the right.
Sounds good acoustically, or with a piezo or magnetic pickup.
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Keywords: kalimba, mbira, tones, musical instrument, tines, scale, ceramic, pottery, clay, hand made, Markison
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Location: San Francisco
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