Make Homemade Harmonica Holder in 15 Minutes


oint these
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straight up
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and then pull this looped around your
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neck I the best way to do this is to
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look at yourself in a mirror or as I am
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little camera box on my computer here
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and try to make it as symmetrical as
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possible that way you don't have issues
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with imbalance and other things when you
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are trying to make your harmonica holder
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function as you can see I have a nice
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close to symmetrical live down here
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you're never going to get a perfect as
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you can see everything up right here
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I'll please don't give me too much grief
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I'm you're going to put it around your
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neck make sure it sits comfortably it
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kind of hurts on your shoulders if you
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do it wrong so make sure that that's not
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happening and then let it kind of sit
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make sure that it's pretty close to even
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I check it almost in your peripheral
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vision after that what you're going to
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do is you're going to make your first
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cut on the wire the first spot that
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you're going to cut is right below the
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twist so in this case it's going to be
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like right here it's not incredibly
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difficult to do that you want to cut
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them thinly on both sides as you do want
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it to be fairly symmetric loan even that
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way your harmonica helps us nicely
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inside of it so what I do is I take just
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the wire Clippers and
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clip it off like so depending on how
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thick and heavy duty here how angry you
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could end up with some different
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difficulties point out off same thing on
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the other side once again like I said
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try to do it in a fairly symmetrical
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Graca or way make sure the full size of
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this name a good way to do this which I
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did not think of until I got halfway
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down here is holding the two sides
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together and then clipping spot at the
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same time as you can see I have two ends
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here what you're going to do next is
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this is going to be kind of hard to show
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on the camp because I can angle it
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downward which is too bad is you're
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going to make some rough estimates on
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where you're going to want to bend your
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wire and older order holder to hold the
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harmonica and how you're going to do
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this is you're going to take the
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harmonica itself and set it in the in
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this kind of angle that should have come
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from slipping top part of that I'm
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having it pointed the other direction is
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make some rough markings on the other
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places you're going to bend the wire I
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like to cut right at the base of the
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twist because it gives you a pretty
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solid and for this part of your
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harmonica we're going to make let's
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think about it you're going to make a
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bend here this is going to hold the
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bottom of the harmonica down here in the
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end so you're going to make one Bend
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here a bend it about the height of the
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end of your harmonica right here and
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then one more Bend about the length of
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the harmonic of it at this same spot so
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how i would do this is i would just take
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the sharpie mark the spots that you want
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and the easiest way to do this is to
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hold your homeowner come right up
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against so I'm going to do it down on
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the table just to get my markings right
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and then I'll show you out words you
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might have to make minimal adjustments
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on the bend that has already made in
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order to make a sit nicely with your
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particular brand and model heart as you
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can see these are pretty rough markings
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if you can see the little time you read
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Tom right here that's where I'm going to
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bend it on a 90 degree angle and there
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you're going to take your pliers and
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bend downward and outward like so you'll
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end up with a kind of square hook as you
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can see the pain starting to peel off
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here which isn't bad thing that it will
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happen with some brands of hairs the
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last Bend that you're going to make i
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would give yourself a solid amount of
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space here and bend it even though the
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harp is going to fit if you bend it
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right here where there's already kind of
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a minor brand in the opposite direction
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i would bend it more downward in order
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to fit the heart more comfortably so
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once again take your pliers
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downward in order to make a loop of
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switch as you can see this is a pretty
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crude but it'll work okay once you get
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good enough or experienced enough with
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playing the harp with any other
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instrument you're going to want to
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invest in a little bit nicer holder I
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have a nice one with springs and such
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that was about 12 bucks i believe it's
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not incredibly expensive but as you can
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see this is going to fit the end of my
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armonica pretty loosely but it's going
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to fit fairly fairly sturdy you might
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have to do some minor adjustments after
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you've tried it a couple of times I know
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exactly what's going to happen with this
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one that's going to angle too far down
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work so I'm going to have to tighten up
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the bottom you almost want it to cinch
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the harmonica in place as you can see
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that's not clay happening here so then
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you're going to reciprocate the same
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action with the opposite side of your
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hanger as you can see this one's still
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just kind of bendy and stupid whereas
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this one just nice and square same exact
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thing you're going to I'm going to
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actually flatten this hand out before I
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make my next bet in order to mmm verify
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that it's actually long enough to the
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harp in place and you might say oh well
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that's way too hard to our way too wide
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to hold a blues harmonica but what's
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going to end up happening is the rubber
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bands going to pull it in nice and tight
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for you I don't like I said same action
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with the next or
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or what the opposite side once again I'm
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going to make a great big marking to
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bend the hanger hair square that one a
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little bit i'm going to take the outside
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of this one thing that you want to do is
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make sure they here bending pretty
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straight the whole time where else you
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end up with a box but the bottom part is
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sticking out much further as you can see
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this bottom part the hook isn't
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perfectly flat which isn't a bad thing
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but it's going to a function as you can
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see see it it's not quite straight on
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the bottom but you want it to be able to
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hold the top and the bottom of the harp
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at the same time
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straighten everything out a little bit
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you're not going to get it perfectly
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straight and sure a master metal worker
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but you should be okay
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there you have all metal working for
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this particular device after that put it
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around your neck again see if these are
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going to be able to line up with your
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mouth I'm going to stick my fingers
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through and hold them pretty straight
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out to try to see if I this one's
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looking pretty good this one might be a
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little bit off hopefully the river bank
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will just correct that on its own so the
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next step would be to press your rubber
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band around it I suggest you do it Walt
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on your neck that way you don't end up
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getting a robo BAM that's waiting
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tighter way to lose or your particular
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fatness of neck as you can see when
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there's nothing on the thing ultimate
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equals but you're going to stick your
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harmonica like this and then adjust oh
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I'm just falling outside down
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just kind of particularly for your
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harmonica and for your neck and mouth
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move them then you're gonna if you move
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the rubber band up and down you can get
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a couple of different balances and then
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you have a pretty functional harmonica
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holder out here and then you can just
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adjust the things closer to your mouth
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and we're to play like so this harp has
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some issues so that doesn't sound too
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but they're you how about how to make a
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pretty basic harmonica holder out of a
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coat hanger

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