The set on the right shows the blanks that I start with. I make then on my 2 axis CNC to insure the correct curve.
Different woods make different sounds. Even carving them different will produce differnt sounds. I have enough scrap for about 12 pair.
I left three pair with my friend who owns Blue Fish Guitars for him to check out. If he likes them he may sell some for me. These could be my fist professional sales for instruments.
Bones are traditionally Ox or sheep rib bones. Most Rythm Bones players have natural bone and wooden bones for differnt sounds.
I left wood on my curve so that I could put a sort of handle on them to make them easier for a novice like me to play.
I have designed them in Pro E Wildfire so that if I get access to a 3 axis CNC I can produce Rythem Bones with an exact shape. They are about 3/8" thick 1 1/4" wide and 7" long with a 24" curve to them. Below is my Pro e design and a pic of how to hold them.
My next blog will be about the area Luthier meeting that I attended. Some of the hosers (canadian for guys) were from Canada "A". I didn't take any pictures but at least one of the guys has a web site where he sells his craft. Casper Guitars. I wll put his link on my links page. http://www.casperguitar.com/ . They are really cool and sound great. Blue Fish Guitars has one in their shop for sale. http://bluefishguitars.com/.