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    Default Absolutely nothing to do with Tenor guitars!

    But, as I get to know you guys, I thought you might like to see one of my other hobbies...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmDLDGeylWk

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    Default Re: Absolutely nothing to do with Tenor guitars!

    Cool! But definitely not a tenor anything.

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    You can certainly sell these to boat owners.

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    Default Re: Absolutely nothing to do with Tenor guitars!

    Cool!
    How was this hollowed out?
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    Default Re: Absolutely nothing to do with Tenor guitars!

    I cut them in half & use a sort of chainsaw device that fits on a mini grinder.

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    Wonderful... for readers' listening convenience...

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    Holy Crap! pretty cool man!
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    Our old time stingband has the occasion to play with a Didgedrioo player from Colorado named Michael Stanwood. Its a lot of fun.
    That's quite a piece of wood you have there!
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    Here is wild hog in the woods with Michael.......

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY_pwtnLDWA
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    I have built about 30 didges in the Last 18 months, I won a craft competition last January!
    It was great to win the first prize but not so much fun playing in front of 350 people when I was not expecting to do so.
    I could hardly get the first one going for 10 seconds and just about managed 20 seconds on the second one LOL..
    However since then I have had lots of offers to play at various party's etc..
    I started just about 2 years ago, it took 2 weeks of 2 hours a day to get the basic circular breathing going.
    I have now developed a better stye of breathing, more from the diaphragm but it does take time and practice.....

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    My mate has just written this for our summer folk festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAVXqs089gA

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    That is a really cool song, sound, and potential hit. Here I thought most of the folks here were old ##### like me. The background suggests that music is a major part of your life. As I always told my son, finding something that makes you happy and satisfied is what life is all about. Looks like you're there.

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    Well I am an old boy myself - that is my young friend Mike - I just built his didge!

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    Another one of my hobbies .....


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    How well do you get on with your neighbours? Or have you any?
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    A new one ......


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    Default Re: Absolutely nothing to do with Tenor guitars!

    Geez that's big. What do you do, climb inside with with a chainsaw and an adz and wearing a miner's lamp to hollow it out?

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    I'd like to see the case for that. And good luck getting it onto a plane!

    Or perhaps you could attach wings and a propeller and fly it by itself.
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    Default Re: Absolutely nothing to do with Tenor guitars!

    Does this one sound like the other one (higher up in this thread) or different? Gonna make a sound clip?

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    This one is very deep but I have a far bit of work to do yet, the mouthpiece can really influence the sound.
    I removed two large dustbins of material to get this one hollow and as it is made from Hornbeam, it is extremely hard wood!

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    That's pretty impressive. Would love to hear it when it's completed.
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    A new one made from a stunning piece of Camellia.....



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    Very cool, fox. What key is that last one? If I wanted one to play with old time music (like Charley's friend) would I need one that plays in each of the keys, say (at least) A, D, G and C? Are they only capable of one note? Can you do the circular breathing?

    Is it true that the aboriginal folks use termites to hollow out the wood?
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    They only play in one key but really good players can get six octaves, I can get four octaves out of most of mine.
    Yes I learnt to circular breath, it was a challenge but I got there in the end.
    Termites do eat out the inside of branches and logs and Aboriginal folk do use the hollow logs as instruments however most termite hollowed wood will still need work to get the bore more even.

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    AWESOME DIDG's ! wow.......great rumbles

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