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

  • Metalworking

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • Decorate musical instruments

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

  • Restore musical instruments

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

  • 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.

  • Create musical instrument parts

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

  • 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.

  • Repair musical instruments

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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