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Project by phil7b7 posted 07-17-2015 10:14 PM 667 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Xylophone for the lil boy. Made from walnut, assembled w/ glue and dowels to reinforce. The hardest part was getting it to sound decent and have some resonance. Tried everything from screws only, to straws as some suggest, to rubber washers and felt, just rubber washers, the best sounding result was with felt strips and the keys snug but not tight. Let me know if anyone has had better success with other techniques for sound quality. Mallets made from dowels and 1 inch balls.





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#1 posted 07-19-2015 02:07 AM

I bet the lil boy loves it! I know he’ll have a lot of fun with it.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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