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Project by ptofimpact posted 07-13-2014 11:25 AM 920 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My attaempt at a wooden Xylophone, for a little person. The carcase is Spruce finished with water base Poly, the Keys are Purpleheart finished with equal parts BLO/Oil base Poly/Spirits. Interior soundboard and dividers are plywood, for amplification and resonance. Not chromatically correct, but a pleasing tone and resonance. Not certain I would do another.

-- Pete in NC

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 02:24 PM


-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 06:58 PM

Nice work! I have been eying one of these projects for some time….. Why would you not attempt again?

-- Jeff - Grapevine, Texas - Tight budget = creativity, resourcefulness and a clean scrap bin...

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#3 posted 07-13-2014 07:49 PM

Looks great, wood mallets?

-- Norman

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#4 posted 07-14-2014 10:47 AM

Thanks to all, dont think i would attempt again, as I would want to try to make it chromatically correct, however, my lack of musical knowledge, and extra patience needed would be lacking. The reference to Mallets, do you mean to utilize for such?

-- Pete in NC

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#5 posted 07-14-2014 03:47 PM

Nice work, Pete.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 07-14-2014 05:48 PM

very nice. A i was in percussion and a few years ago made a marimba. a lot of work but making instruments is a blast

-- If someone made it, I sure can give it a shot. -Noremak

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