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Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
Make a Castanets - Movil
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  • 1. NotebookHow to make Castanets July 1984 1
  • 2. LegendCastanets are an ancient musical instrument, often used for streetmusicians in bands and orchestras. In Spain as a general rule areused in folk dances: Jotas, Malagueñas, Sevillanas... The Castanets insome Spaniard regions are known as sticks.To make them, can be used light wood as ilex (quercus ilex), almond(prunus dulcis), oak (quercus robur), beech (fagus sylvatica), or darkwoods as ebony (diospyros crassiflora), african blackwood (dalbergiamelanoxylon) and cocobolo (dalbergia retusa).The tools required are: a coping saw, two rasps, a file, two chisels,four gouges, two drill bits, two clamps, a drill and sandpaper.Once made and sanded, the next step is the polished, often matt,this is achieved with beeswax and turpentine in double boiler.With this preparation Castanets are waxed, next day burnish to rubthe piece it will highlight the natural color of wood.Then the two halves are joined with a cord. According taste, endscan be completed, with tassels and ribbons of color. 2
  • 3. Process steps:1st stepDraw a template of the model and size we want to do. Picture 1represents the model and the natural size of the castanets for adults.It’s usually made with thin cardboard.2nd stepGetting the proper lumber. 3
  • 4. 3rd stepAfter selecting the timber we must do a piece with the followingmeasures. (Picture 2)4th stepTrace the centre of the piece, and use the template to draw on bothsides and the ends the Castanets, to be able to hold the piece withthe clamps at the opposite end. (Picture3) 4
  • 5. 5th stepUsing half-round gouges, proceed to empty the Castanets, then youmust sand them, taking advantage that the piece is clamped.(Picture 4)6th stepAfter put some card boards to avoid damage the piece, hold it in theworkbench vise. Use the coping saw to cut all the Castanets, thensmooth it with a rasp, ending the task with a fine file. (Picture 5) 5
  • 6. 7th stepMake the centre of the holes with a punch, then use the drill and a2,5 mm drill bit, to make two holes that serve as a guide. Finallymake the definitive holes with 4.5 mm drill bit.8th stepMark sidelines, they serve as reference for the depth of sawing.Sidelines and real measures in Picture 6. 6
  • 7. 9th stepHold the piece in the workbench, leaving free the part to cut, untilreaching the depth of 6 mm. With a 32 half-round gouge and amallet, devastate from smaller at greater depth, from the apex ofthe mulch to the bottom of saw cut or line of 6mm, this recess issmoothed with a extra fine rasp and the with a fine file. (Picture 7) 7
  • 8. 10th stepUse a ruler to redial the lines we have done away with by makingthe recess, this is the central line and the parallel to the saw cut.After, that use the template to draw the Castanets, trying to lookperfect the vertex of the triangle of mulch. Then, to avoid deformingthe sides of the triangle of mulch, mark them with the 30 mmchisel. It will make a slit with the V4 gouge, on the outside of themulch, a millimeter of the strokes, to be able go lowering on themulch trying to avoid damaging the triangle, this operation (of markwith the chisel the triangle) will serve as may be necessary, try to doit with delicacy to not breaking the Castanets, already second ismore comfortable to use 20 mm chisel.The operations to make the triangle are usually 3 or 4, we will usethe 20 mm chisel. The back of the mulch is rounded with a 32half-round gouge. We end this task with the help of a rasp and afine file. (Picture 8)11th stepWith a rasp round of 8 mm trench 1 ½ mm deep along the lineparallel to the saw cut, then with the 22 curved gouge be devastatefrom the apex of the triangle of Mulch toward the mulch’s neck ofthe Castanets , end this operation with a medium-fine file. (Picture9) 8
  • 9. Neck 12th step Completed the steps above, is given back to the piece to hold them onto the workbench, the working area of Castanets must stay off bench , with a fine half-round file, must lower the lateral to obtain more sound. Once ended sand it with 6 number sandpaper. (Picture 10) 9
  • 10. 13th stepThen mark a line on the two holes of the Castanets, brush top ofthem and it is parallel to another path that will be one millimeterbeyond the end of the Castanets, on this last stroke use the copingsaw to cut 4 mm deep, then with the help of a 10 mm chiselproceed to downgrade to top from the stroke out there on the twoholes to the bottom of the cut of 4 mm of depth, then smooth therecess with the file, it fine to slightly rounded angle that was usparticipate together with the two holes-after drawing the Castanetsagain on labour completed, before releasing the piece, with themountain range of DIY separates the Castanets of the rest of thewood, must continue the last court that we have made to separatecompletely the Castanets. (Picture 11)14th stepMount the piece or Castanets we have separated from the rest of thewood in the Bank screw, having released in advance said screw a fewcaps or squadrons made of about 2 mm thick cardboard to avoid 10
  • 11. damaging the piece, also we will put between the mulch and spine ofthe Castanets and the squadron of cardboard a piece of 3 mm thickBoard by 70 mm wide and 30 mm height, so that do the subject todo so equally and the piece is not check with which would bedamaged. The position of subject of the piece is put the mulch andspine of the Castanets to the operator that is going to work. Oncesubject, with the mountain range of DIY is cut approximately morestrokes and triangle-shaped the central curve cut once we end upwith the fine rasp average cane and finally with the fine file ofaverage cane around the contour of the Castanets left visibletraces. Then it is removed from the screw of the Castanets Bank toput in place a wood of 23 cm long by 5 cm. wide by 1 inch thick,which stands out the Bank about 10 cm screw that help us supportto provide with the operation of the finish of the Castanets, take thepiece with his left hand support on the wood in the position to keepup and in front of the operator the mulch and spine of theCastanets, to subsequently with a 8 mm round rasp of make a slit orchannel of minor to major from the centre of the piece, startingfrom her Sheepdog holes until you reach the edge of the opposite sidethen continuing with the thin half-round file rounding the edges ofthe ears or head of the Castanets of the same face, and oncecompleted this operation we turn sand completely the Castanetswith number 6 sandpaper. (Picture 12) 11
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  • 13. 15th stepOnce finished the previous phase, we will give color and brightness tothe Castanets. If we want them in dark or black color, well applythem walnut stain, this is achieved by mixing walnut stain withwater until the desired tone, then apply beeswax, we will obtaingloss finish rubbing them with a piece of towel or with a grassscrubber, seeing as it highlights the natural color of wood.Method for the preparation of the stain, if you want to colorize:  In a glass bowl put water, gradually adding walnut stain to achieve the desired tone.Formula for wax:  3 parts of beeswax  5 parts of pure turpentine.  Dissolve the beeswax in turpentine, heating in double boiler. 13
  • 14. 16th stepAs a final stage, come together every two halves with the cord, theends can be completed according to taste, with tassels or color fullribbons.For the complicated picture of the knot, I refrain from doing nowand give more details. The cord is especially for Castanets and theyexist in some colors, the most common is black, the approximatediameter of the size for an adult is 4 mm. See Annex 2. To find outthe names of the parts making up the Castanets, see Annex 1.I will end these notes, hoping to be useful in a timely manner. The author and writer José Torregrosa Moltó July 1984 14
  • 15. Annex 1How I call the parts accord my way of the parts that make up theCastanets. (Picture 13)Head, ears, neck, mulch, spine, edge, recess, holes or eyes, hollow,mouth, anvil. 15
  • 16. Annex 2Special slipknot for Castanets.For a pair of Castanets, cut two pieces of cord 42 cm long each,then pass one of the ends across the four holes of the Castanets,leaving at one of the ends of the cord, 14 cm of excess, at this endat a distance of 7 cm, we do the slipknot with the other end of thecord. (Picture 14) 16
  • 17. Note 1 7/8/1985Important noteToday I saw a TV report about "The Castanets of Lucero Tena", shetook a Briefcase full of Castanets, indispensable instrument for herprofession of dancer.She said that they were made of Ebony, African Black-wood andCocobolo, she also had some IVORY Castanets. 17
  • 18. Note 2 9/20/1987Important noteToday, I spoke with a gentleman at the Sanctuary of Our Lady ofHope (Calasparra, Murcia), referring to make Castanets type Regionof Murcia, which I saw and I had in my hands, and he told me thatthe best are made of wood from plum and cherry, he also tended topine wood, but these tended to crack, he said that the best are soldin Murcia for 3,500 pesetas. 18

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