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Questions and Ideas from a wannabe Oc Maker; Looking for help from more experienced makers
Topic Started: 2 Dec 2017, 04:25 AM (792 Views)
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L'il Tooter
You used to be able to get Robert's ocarina making book in PDF format.

I don't think a lot of people are so much... secretive... about making ocarinas, as it's sort of difficult to explain the techniques. So much just ends up coming down to intuition, then once you have a method that works for you... how do you explain it? This is true for the thread on the pre-determined key as well. That formula will really just get you somewhat *close* to where you want to be, as there will be other factors changing things, such as clay shrinkage, temperature/humidity, etc. Chris's videos are probably best for a basis for your own techniques though.

10mm might be a little thick. I've always done the 'press mold' method, and find just a little more than 1/4" (between 6 and 7 mm) works well for work-ability and also being nice and light weight. I'd imagine it's similar for drape molding.

Good luck! Making ocarinas can be frustrating, but also a lot of fun :)
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