|Project by papabear||posted 03-19-2010 08:09 AM||2421 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
I had a few minutes earlier this week and spent a few hours experimenting with the plans for a train whistle from the wonderful wood toys book I won last year.
I made three of them. One 4” long per the plans, one 5” long and one 6” long. I didn’t have any dowel the right size to took part of a broken broom handle and turned it down to fit.
The 4” one makes this high pitched squeeling sound, the 5” one sounds more like a train whistle and the 6” one does if I put my finger just in the right spot. I think the hole was too far off center so when I put my finger to the side that has the extra space and it makes a nice lower pitched sound.
I don’t think I’ll finish these ones as they were experiments but when I do make one that makes just the sound I want, what should I use as a finish? I was thinking the same oil we use on our cutting boards. Any one have any recomendations?
I couldn’t find my camera so used the webcam to take the pictures, not the greatest but you get the point.
-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.