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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 12-11-2010 11:46 PM 5157 reads 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another easy project to consider making as a gift. Plus, you get to hear Nirvana on the thumb piano! Well, sort of.


-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com



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Erik van Baarle

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#1 posted 12-11-2010 11:57 PM

I love this project Steven
Great idea
I really might make this from some scrap wood i got in my shop
Thx a lot for the idea
Greetings from Belgium
Erik

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 12-12-2010 01:30 AM

Steve, thats a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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gjd

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#3 posted 12-12-2010 01:43 AM

ai kalimba! nice project Steve.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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woody57

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#4 posted 12-12-2010 02:04 AM

great idea

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 12-12-2010 02:18 AM

Cool Beans, Steve! Good job on the project. I enjoyed the video a lot! Anyone would love to find one in their stocking on Christmas morning!

Marry Christmas to you and your family! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 12-12-2010 04:29 AM

it ainĀ“t bee long before you have a symphoni orkestre playing Goooodmoooorning Steeeeeve…LOL

take care
Dennis

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#7 posted 12-12-2010 04:35 AM

I can hardley wait for the premeir of the Christmas Special on HomeBox, sing carols along with Stevinmarin on the Thumb piano! ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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BigTiny

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#8 posted 12-12-2010 01:34 PM

Steve my friend, you never cease to amaze me! A kalimba of all things! It takes me back to that old TV show about Africa that had a kalimba playing its theme music. Can’t for the life of me remember the title, but that “thumb piano” of yours brought it back like a flash. Thanks for yet another well thought out and entertaining project video.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Ryan Bruzan

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#9 posted 12-13-2010 04:56 AM

I just so happened to cut up a band saw blade yesterday and was wondering what I could do with the segments. Now I know!

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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tdv

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#10 posted 12-13-2010 09:53 AM

Jingle bells or was it jingle kalimbas? Nice one Steve & Happy Christmas to you & yours
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Skylark53

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#11 posted 12-13-2010 04:04 PM

Thanks Steve for another fun project well within reach for us all and one that will make a great gift for children or anyone who appreciates and enjoys making music.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Cozmo35

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#12 posted 12-14-2010 05:24 AM

Nice wood and Great project Steve! ;-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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