Der Glockenspiel

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Project by johnstoneb posted 05-14-2016 02:58 AM 1053 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Glockenspiel as a practice piece before attempting a marimba build. The frame is cherry with bug bomb lacquer. The keys are 1/8 ‘x 3/4” aluminum bar stock.
It was a great educational piece especially in tuning a musical instrument.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 05-14-2016 03:03 AM

Very cool

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-14-2016 04:53 AM

Looks interesting, now all we need is a Youtube video of it being played with your favorite tune.

-- Tony, Australia,

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#3 posted 05-14-2016 05:31 AM

Very nice Bruce. Das Glockenspiel is almost to schön für ein Kindergarten.


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#4 posted 05-14-2016 10:58 AM

Nice that’s a beautiful sounding piece of woodwork Bruce…

I hope you can do a video of the finish project being played, please…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#5 posted 05-14-2016 01:32 PM

Yep!!! That’s what we need some tunes. LOL
But if your like me Mary had a little lamp would be a test of my musicale abilities.
Wood work+ yes musicale- no, for me that is.
But one really nice instrument that some student will be proud to play.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#6 posted 05-14-2016 01:47 PM

Pretty cool, cant wait to see the Marimba !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 05-14-2016 02:32 PM

That looks like an interesting musical instrument build and I bet that you really enjoyed the project even if it is an educational project for answering some unanswered questions for future builds. You seem to be using some sort of instruction manual. What book is that? Nice work.

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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#8 posted 05-14-2016 03:28 PM

I did a blog on this also. was the website I got the plans from.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 05-14-2016 08:05 PM

Nicely done Bruce, now do you feel you can conquer a marimba?

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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