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Castanet Key Chain for kindergarten bag

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Project by Junji posted 04-15-2010 02:59 AM 1634 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter, Tsuyuno 3 years old, has started her first year of kindergarten this month (yes, the school starts in April in Japan). She has a bag, and it’s just the same as other kits there, so needed something for her to identify her own bag.
3 years ago, I made a Ukulele Keychain for her brother, so this time it’s a Castanet! And this one is better because you can actually play it!!!

It’s made of unknown wood, but I guess it’s some kind of oak.
Really a small project, so didn’t need much wood, yes of course, it’s made out of scrap! (and even no glue!)
Much smaller than a usual castanet, but the sound is pretty good.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/





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donjoe

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#1 posted 04-15-2010 03:10 AM

Very clever and useful design. Sounds good too Funji.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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daltxguy

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#2 posted 04-15-2010 06:46 AM

That’s so fun. Sounds great and now she is the coolest 3 year old!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 04-15-2010 01:54 PM

I’ll bet she’s very popular with her classmates, & very proud of her Dad.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Don Newton

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#4 posted 04-15-2010 05:35 PM

Isn’t it amazing that I can see and hear a child in Japan play a castanet over the internet? Beautiful child and a clever project.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#5 posted 04-15-2010 09:16 PM

Well done Junji. I’m glad to see that your family figures into almost all of your projects. Lovely Daughter and lovely castanet too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Junji

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#6 posted 04-16-2010 01:23 AM

Everybody, thank you!
So far, she is having so much fun there, and she is playing the castanet every time she sees it.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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Junji

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#7 posted 04-16-2010 01:25 AM

Don,
Yes, it is really amazing that I can send these video! Now we can see and hear them, and maybe someday, we can touch or smell it?!?

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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