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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Dviglis, Nov 16, 2014.
ask Ivan, trumpetsplus, he knows inside and out and first hand
Agreed, I find performing amateur surgical procedures on friends and family to be a most enjoyable leisure activity.
Wooden trumpets are probably easier to make than a complete metal trumpet. But if you are still interested in the metal ones start by learning basic skills then try to make a bugle or field trumpet.
Okay. I think I could manage a straight horn myself. It would be interesting if I made a copper bell bugle...
I found a pretty cool website will everything I would need to repair/build horns. I think I should start small with a few dent balls and maybe if that works out I will go and buy a bell mandrel a roller and so on and so forth.
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This is just my common sense talking here. I have never made a real working trumpet ( just the wooden one ), but if I were to go about trying to make a trumpet I would buy some "for parts only" trumpets, not spend too much, and try making one good one by experimenting with them and becoming proficient at some or the brazing and soldering skills. When you have done that successfully, move on to higher levels and try doing it from scratch. That's my two cents worth.
Ferree's is great for repair tools, but offers almost nothing for building horns. There isn't really a supplier for horn making tools, because the important parts are made with custom mandrels.