In reply to my post:
| Romy the Cat wrote:|
| The epoxy carbon-kevlar and glass fibers staffed with damping? I wonder how more fun would be if they staff these hollow horns with sand, I would…. I had once an idea to have a very soft sand horn using sand-filled air balloons as the horn walls…. |
I got an email:
Dear Romy, why not simply use sand?? Have you been to a metal foundry? They make moulds of some resin impregnated sand. Just add a little extra resin, expoxy or something and it would be quite strong and have a surface...
I was thinking about it: what a phenomenal idea!!!
If you ask the folks who build sand sculptures:
… then they say that water hold sand together. If to substitute water with some kind of glue then it becomes a phenomenal opportunity for horn construction. It will be heavy, cheap, easily made by anyone, superbly damped, have necessary-rough surface. Just made the horn let the glue to solidify, cover the horn with some kind epoxy finish to protect the surface and the … fenita la comedia… The metal frames might be injected into the sand molds easily…
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche