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Recorder V2.3 (new Mouthpiece)

by cymon, published

Recorder V2.3 (new Mouthpiece) by cymon Oct 24, 2011

Description

After seeing the overhang on tzzhc4's print ( thingiverse.com/derivative:15325 ) I realized how I could fix it. This is that fix. Then I saw Upgrayedd's print of V2.2 and realized how I could place the pieces better (with holes facing out)

The recorder is one of the oldest woodwind instruments. In the hands of an experienced player it creates a sound synonymous with Renaissance music. Often used in elementary music classes because of it's ease of operation. With 3D printing everyone can have one of their own to make beautiful music on... or wailing screeches if they never got past "hot crossed buns".

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finished printing! Seems im going to have to sand the connections down a ton. But i cant wait to try it!

Yes, I make fifes and flutes and such. The flute mouthpiece is just a hole, and much easier to get right than a recorder.

http://www.logarithmic.net/pfh...

I just printed this for the first time, but it didn't make a sound. I noticed it was quite leaky so I used acetone glue on the inside of the mouthpiece to seal it up better.

IT WORKS NOW!

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Instructions

Print recorderv2.3.stl with high infill. (Alternately you can print the mouthpiece here and the rest from recorder V2.2 individual parts.)
2. Sharpen the edge of the lip to a fine point.
3. Assemble.
4. Twist the foot to adjust for comfortable pinky finger placement.
5. The top of the body and the mouthpiece is connected with a longer connecter to allow for some tuning.
6. Note that if you start with all holes covered and remove them one-by-one that the high notes are going to sound flat. That is normal. To get the proper tones for all the notes use the key chart on en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recorder#Recorder_fingering .

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AwesomeA on Nov 29, 2012 said:

finished printing! Seems im going to have to sand the connections down a ton. But i cant wait to try it!

PropellerScience on Jul 22, 2012 said:

I just printed this for the first time, but it didn't make a sound. I noticed it was quite leaky so I used acetone glue on the inside of the mouthpiece to seal it up better.

IT WORKS NOW!

tzzhc4 on Oct 24, 2011 said:

Overhang issue is fixed but the sound that comes out of it isn't all that great. Any advice for settings? Also has anyone thought of making a
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pfh on Oct 29, 2012 said:

Yes, I make fifes and flutes and such. The flute mouthpiece is just a hole, and much easier to get right than a recorder.

http://www.logarithmic.net/pfh...

cymon on Oct 24, 2011 said:

You need to sharpen the edge of the lip to a fine point. Also the mouthpiece itself never makes a very good sound until the body is added.

The one successful print was doing with nearly 100% infill (99% apparently).

And yes, I'm researching fifes. Also, if I manage to win the new museum challenge I'm making a kazoo. 3D printed orchestra HO!

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