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Project by Mary Anne posted 1547 days ago 2256 views 4 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my entry for the Nothing New But The Glue Challenge.

I gathered up some scrap last night, did some random gluing and spent a pleasant couple of hours in the shop today making whistles. Four were turned on the lathe, and the other two were made on the router table. One is a two-note “train” whistle. Scrap woods used are maple, walnut, hickory, lyptus, oak, and sapele.

That’s Hayley resisting temptation in the last picture. :)

Whistles are a fun and easy project. They are a great project for unstructured exercising of your imagination. They are universally popular with youngsters, and I usually keep a few around for children I like—and parents I don’t like.

Toot, toot!!!





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1547 days ago

very cool! now you made me want to google whistle-making :) sounds like a fun project.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Chelios

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#2 posted 1547 days ago

my kids would go to town on these. Nice work

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deeman

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#3 posted 1547 days ago

Do you Whistle while you work??? Looks great

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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Mary Anne

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#4 posted 1547 days ago

I just did an LJ search and was surprised not to find any whistles. They are a fun project for any skill level and take only minimum of tools.

Should I do a blog?

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Chelios

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#5 posted 1547 days ago

Yes please on the blog…

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Kate

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#6 posted 1547 days ago

looks like fun and a good way to use that scrap.
beautiful dog too.

-- Kate, http://www.wooden-box-maker.com

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blyther

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#7 posted 1547 days ago

Mary Anne, do a blog! I will be getting my new lathe on Friday and I’m looking for a project to start with. A whistle would be a great first lathe project…I think :)

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,

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rustfever

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#8 posted 1547 days ago

Oh, My God. I get the 8 year old grandson this summer for a week or so. What a great idea. We can make a few whistles. He can drive his father [my son] crazy! OH, Pay Back is Golden!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 1547 days ago

Can you tell me where to find info on making these? I love them!

That pup looks extremely huggable, too. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Mary Anne

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#10 posted 1547 days ago

So I guess y’all want the lathe whistle tutorial first?

Thanks for the nice comments about Hayley. She is a little cuddler. It is not easy to take pictures at my house without at least one critter getting in the picture.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1547 days ago

Toot Toot, I hear you. Nice work.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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scrappy

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#12 posted 1547 days ago

What a fantastic idea! I have never thought of making whistles. Please do a tutorial for us. Please, please please…...(yes I am begging)

My kids will hate me, but my grand kids will love them. haha

Keep up the imaginative work. Good luck in the contest.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Cher

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#13 posted 1547 days ago

Mary Anne you have started something very interesting. A blog will be most welcome.

The whistles are awesome. You have a very creative talent.

Hayley is gorgeous.

-- When you know better you do better.

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studie

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#14 posted 1547 days ago

Those whistles are just sweet, tweet & petite. They must have been fun to make toot, er um. I like your work Mary Anne. I love my dog Maggie too and I think if she had a whistle at both ends she would be a two tone train whistle as well!

-- $tudie

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ellen35

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#15 posted 1547 days ago

Great whistles, Mary Anne!
Your pup looks experienced in tooting… like she is choosing which one to use next!
I’d love to see the square ones in a tutorial as I don’t turn.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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