Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
To explain a little further, I didn't have any wire, or rock salt, or tubing to hold the shape of the acrylic while I bent it so I have to freehand everything.
The first flute I attempted to warm up and then ream out the shape with varius objects and my fingers. It didn't work so well.
And then I asked myself, "how do people blow glass"? I pondered this for a moment and then grabbed some gorilla tape and tried to tape closed the end of the pipe. When I blew in the other end it pushed off the tape. Out came the red tuck tape. This stuff made a solid seal. I had my lady warm the pipe before the tape with a heat gun while I blew in the end of the pipe (it was 5' long at the time). Once it gave it blew up into a perfect bubble. I just plugged the pipe until the bulb cooled and then bent the rest of the outflow.
Then I massacred the flute with a hacksaw.
I think I will try a hot guitar string next time and see if I can slice it like cheese.
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