Profession idiophone musical instruments maker

Idiophone musical instruments makers create and assemble parts to make idiophone instruments to specified instructions or diagrams. They shape, drill, sand and string the parts that are mostly made out of glass, metal, ceramics or wood, clean, test the quality and inspect the finished instrument.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Woodturning

    Process of shaping wood on a lathe and its types, namely spindle turning and faceplate turning.

  • Organic building materials

    The types and processing of organic materials to build products or parts of products.

  • Musical instruments

    The different musical instruments, their ranges, timbre, and possible combinations.

  • Musical instruments materials

    The characteristics of composite materials, felts, glues, leathers and skins, metals and precious metals, woods and wood derivatives to create musical instruments.

  • Metalworking

    The process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.

Skills

  • Create musical instrument parts

    Design and create parts such as keys, reeds, bows, and others for musical instruments.

  • Decorate musical instruments

    Create designs on musical instruments by using methods such as embossing, piercing, painting, woodworking, weaving, and other methods.

  • Assemble musical instrument parts

    Assemble parts together such as the body, strings, buttons, keys, and others to create the final musical instrument.

  • Maintain musical instruments

    Check and maintain musical instruments.

  • Apply a protective layer

    Apply a layer of protective solutions such as permethrine to protect the product from damage such as corrosion, fire or parasites, using a spray gun or paintbrush.

  • Repair musical instruments

    Attach new strings, fix frames or replace broken parts of musical instruments.

  • Restore musical instruments

    Restore old musical instruments to their original condition and conserve them in that state.

Optional knowledge and skills

identify customer's needs select restoration activities estimate value of musical instruments manipulate wood technical drawings pass on trade techniques sales promotion techniques verify product specifications history of musical instruments metal joining technologies metal forming technologies wood cuts musical instrument accessories design musical instruments apply restoration techniques types of wood evaluate restoration procedures join wood elements cut metal products estimate restoration costs conservation techniques trade in musical instruments sand wood acoustics stain wood dye wood