2023-10-11 (W) Phlute Constructions and lessons

I bought a couple of cheap plastic recorders for reference. As a backup plan, I can cut them up for parts.

I laser-cut the pieces and sharpened the labium, the wedge/inclined plane oscillating moving air. I started with 80-grit abrasive paper and finished with 150-grit. I designed the part to be easy to replace or move to another instrument.
Sharpening a labium

I assembled the pieces, but I thought they would hold sturdily together after cutting, but they quickly separated. I fastened everything together with rubber bands, with plans to glue anything functional. The instrument did not work, so I compared it to the store-bought unit. I drafted and cut a U-shaped insert that would channel the air down the center of the windway, but it did not make any sound.
Cheap recorder next to a non-functional wooden version

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