Make a Tuning Fork – ReMaking History

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Make a Tuning Fork – ReMaking History

Bill Gurstelle shows you how to make a tuning fork from a piece of aluminum in this video complementing his column in MAKE Volume 29.

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William Gurstelle is a contributing editor of Make: magazine. His new book, ReMaking History: Early Makers is now available.

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Make a Tuning Fork – ReMaking History

To complement his ReMaking History column in MAKE Volume 29, Bill Gurstelle shows you how to make a tuning fork with some simple tools and a strip of aluminum.

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2 thoughts on “Make a Tuning Fork – ReMaking History

  1. Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield says:

    That is really awesome!

    If we’re being really band-geeky here (and I am, because I’m a classically-trained musician!) A440 is only the pitch most of us in the western world tune to. As I’ve found to my own peril (I used to play the oboe professionally), some countries in Europe don’t use A440 as the tuning standard.

    In fact, some orchestras in the U.S. don’t use A440, and use A420 instead!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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