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Project by Dave Rutan posted 12-04-2014 09:33 PM 1022 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]

This is one of those projects that I imagined first, then went out in the shop and made. Originally it was supposed to be a long divided tube, but it didn’t have much of a tone until I cut the slot down the length of it. Then I had to add the end caps to bring out the sound.

It’s made completely from wood I had in the shop. The block is 1/2 inch thick drawer wood with a divider of two glued-together 3/4 inch pieces. The handle is a dowel that I got from some piece of furniture. The beater is a 3/8 inch dowel rod glued into a piece of larger dowel (maybe 1 inch. dia.) I sanded the end of it to look somewhat like a drum stick as decoration. It’s finished with polyurethane.

As usual my wife will be taking this to school to add to her collection of rhythm instruments.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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#1 posted 12-05-2014 03:59 AM

Oddly enough, I can ‘hear’ this in my head, but I cannot wrap my brain around its construction. Got any more pictures or drawings, Dave.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 12-05-2014 01:14 PM



Oddly enough, I can hear this in my head, but I cannot wrap my brain around its construction. Got any more pictures or drawings, Dave.

- CFrye

Candy, I’ve added 3 more pictures. Maybe they will help you visualize the construction. Imagine a square tube with a block somewhere off center inside. Then cut a dado on two opposite sides. Everything is still held by the block inside. Then add caps on either end to close each resonance chamber. Add the handle and you’ve got it. Hope that helps.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 12-05-2014 01:17 PM

Hmmm, something to beat on and make noise..

The kids will LOVE it!

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#4 posted 12-05-2014 06:35 PM

The fog is lifting…Thanks, Dave.

-- God bless, Candy

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