Gamelan Encinal

An American Aluminum Gamelan Ensemble

Instrument Build Journal 7

Wrapping up all the keys from partial 9 to 32 required building boxes to house the key cradles. 3 boxes were built. All 3 are the same height, so that a single player does not have to deal with changing elevation. he largest holds keys 9 to 16, 2nd largest holds keys 17 to 24, 25 to 32 in the 3rd. Any key above the 17th can be put in either the 2nd or 3rd box. Handles were cut into the sides with a dado blade to avoid the use of external handles, which would impede on proximity of sequential boxes.

The boxes are pine, with aged pine trim pieces. 

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