This section is in active development. My clients tell me that a big part of choosing me to build their next horn is the amount of thought that goes into my design work and my craft. The original blog was intended to highlight that, but keeping a regular blog is very time consuming (as evidenced by a lack of regular posting.) I’ve decided instead to rewrite the information into more targeted articles to be more informative. Each article takes time to finish, but I’ll release what I do as I complete them.
What this means for American hand craft
Four theories on how this myth began.
Understanding and controlling the sound quality of your horn.
Does .004 of an inch matter?
And, do you actually need a valve rebuild?
Graphical representation of horn sounds are more descriptive than words like “bright” and “dark”. The most popular article from the blog, in its original format.
A 3d representation of the air column inside your valves and what it reveals about smooth airflow.
Annealing is one of the more misunderstood concepts, even for makers.
What is more valuable, a horn that is well made, or a horn that plays great?
A perfectly bent bell is no accident.