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Have you ever wanted to make your own didge?

Here`s the full process

This is made possible with the sweat and labours of Matt ( Copperman ) and myself

To visit Copperman`s website CLICK HERE


Tree Trunk Selection

Matt offering advice on Tree Trunk Selection, I went for Chestnut as i like the grain of the wood

Bark Removal

Bark removal to check for cracks and faults in the wood

Finer removal

Finer removal

 top and tailed

The trunk is top and tailed to get rid of the split parts

Once the trunk has been through the bandsaw many times to make the basic outside shape then it is given its more defined shape with the 2 hand tools above.

It is then marked for the center bandsaw cut line.

 

 

More well known shape

It now takes on a more well known shape

Getting the cut line drawn

Getting the center cut line drawn

Through the band saw

Through the band saw

 

The two halves

The two halves

template

Marking out the template for use with the  arbortech

Joining the lines

Joining the template lines leaving enough space at the sides to ensure that the walls arnt cut into too far

Arortech time

Arortech time

Arortech time

Arortech time

Finished arbortech cuts

Finished arbortech cuts

Ridge removal with a hand chiesel

Ridge removal with a hand chiesel

Ridge removal with a hand chiesel

Ridge removal with a hand chiesel

 

Removal of fine wood hairs with a torch

Removal of fine wood hairs with a gas torch

Extramite wood resin

Time to mix the wood joining resin

Glue Pot

Small amounts that cover a wide area and it sets very quickly in the tub

Jubilee clips

After quickly glueing together Line it up and clamp the didge with Jubilee clips

Jubilee clips

Add the clips every couple of inches

Jubilee clips

Finished clipping

Jubilee clips

Finished clipping

makers motiff

Once the glue has set and the clips are removed its time to add the makers motiff by means of branding

Rubbish from the tree

Time for a cosy fire with all the trunk waste

Finely sanded

Sanded back to show the beauty of the grain

First coat of varnish

First coat of varish

Nice and tribal

Time for some intricate tribal artwork

Nice and tribal

I decided on tribal as i find it visually pleasing

Nice and tribal

Blue seemed the colour to use as opposed to the normal black


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