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I've got a shelf on my bookshelf, just above my textbooks, full of mouthpieces that I'd like to have sort of "on display"...er...I jsut don't want to toss them in a drawer really.

Has anyone ever found a mouthpiece rack for sale? or have a decent set of plans to build one, thinking clarinets and saxes.

If anyone has ever been to the WWBW retail store, I'm thinking something like the mouthpiece case behind the horn counter with the pieces on pegs.
 

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It shouldn't be too hard to make one. Just measure the inside diameter of the shank, then subtract about a sixteenth of an inch, and turn a piece of wood on a lathe for it.

Or you could go the store bought way, using dowels from the hardware store. I also found that a clarinet/flute peg on a sax stand is a great place to store an extra mouthpiece (for tenor). Not too tight, and not too loose, and the piece is within easy reach. For display, you could just reproduce the pegs. I assume that you would want them made out of varnished wood, because it is for presentation, after all. If you do, use non toxic varnish!
 

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crazydaisydoo said:
"How do you know when you have NOT found your mouthpiece?"

When you need a mouthpiece rack..........................:)
it's true...I've found my alto piece(s) finally (Vintage Scroll shank and link tone edge) But i'm still looking for a decent metal.

Bari, I've got a S-80, and now i'm deciding between a SS Berg and a Dukoff D8.

Tenor, i'm looking for the whole lot haha, and the Barone Jazz 9* and Lakey 8 are what i'm down to.

The thing is, people keep giving me pieces they don't want (like the 5 alto c*'s i've had) and I've started buying and selling horns/gear for people, so the apartment is turning into a nice little workshop and "store front"


Oh, and a clarinet stand makes a beautiful display piece for my SS Berg right now...all shiny and sounding like awesome.
 

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This is a little project that I've been thinking about for a couple of months. I've already bought the supplies - an oak board and harwood dowels sized to soprano, alto, tenor mouthpiece shanks, and also dowels to fit extra necks for my alto and tenor. I also bought a can of non-toxic finish used on salad bowls to finish the piece. I just plan to drill holes in the oak board to fit the various sizes of dowels, glue the dowels in and then apply the finish. If I get to it over the next couple of weeks, I'll post pics.
 

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I made one of these a few years back - becareful - mPC's left out tend to oxidize and turn that green color and get that horrible taste when they get dried out. Might want to concider a glass cover.

Charlie
 

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in terms of varnish try olive oil, it its totally non toxic and will also clean the inside of the mouthpiece somewhat.
perhaps have a row each for SATB, and at the end of each row have a dowel with material on it for cleaning?
 

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There is a guy called dolphindance2255 on ebay who makes nice mouthpiece display cases, I made a large rack for mine and it was eay but I keep it behind glass and out of the sun to save the mouthpieces from oxidizing and from dust.
 

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Unless you are planning on eating the pieces, avoid food based oils that can (and do) go rancid. Try melted bees wax or mineral oil for a safer option.
 

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he's only got brass mouthpiece boxes at the moment, but they are nice, and reasonably priced aswell
 

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How's 'bout this?



Made it last February. Kinda crude—coulda put in more effort on finishing—but effective. Fairly heavy poplar base (compliant with Southern California earthquake saftey standards :D). Copped some purple felt, a la vintage Conn cases, to make a comfy surface for shanks. Accommodates all pieces—SATB. Can sit on a desktop or shelf, or be flush-mounted on the wall as its own little shelf. Bought enough materials to make about a dozen, thinking I'd offer 'em up on SOTW for a reasonable price, but then got sidetracked. I use it all the time and keep a second one in front of it, without pegs, to rest the A-list rotation. So much for knuckling down with one mouthpiece!
 

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Beautiful, I love it!
 

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honkytone said:
How's 'bout this?

That's pretty much perfect for what i'm looking for!

I think i'll be making a trip to the hardware store soon...

Something else i found that might work though...I work at Sears and there are racks that you can buy for ratchet sets. basically, it's a black plastic board with little pergs coming out of it, an inch or so tall. they wont be fitted obviously, but it might be worth a shot to try, i think they're cheap.
 

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Pretty spiffy there honkeytone.
You're right, It could use a little stain.
Still, pretty nice!
 
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