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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 1320 days ago 5084 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.

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Erik van Baarle

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#1 posted 1320 days ago

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, Merksem Belgium

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#2 posted 1320 days ago

Steve, thats a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1320 days ago

ai kalimba! nice project Steve.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#4 posted 1320 days ago

great idea

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 1320 days ago

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! :)


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#6 posted 1320 days ago

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

take care

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#7 posted 1320 days ago

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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#8 posted 1319 days ago

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 1319 days ago

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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#10 posted 1319 days ago

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

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

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#11 posted 1318 days ago

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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#12 posted 1318 days ago

Nice wood and Great project Steve! ;-)

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

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