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Project by clieb91 posted 09-19-2010 02:47 AM 1589 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a while ago I posted that I made my daughter some quick simple drumsticks out of dowels. They worked fine to beat on various things. She is now 4 and loves to explore music, her mother played the vibes and some drums in high school and she looks as if she is heading that way. While cruising the internet for ideas I came across these two simple projects and she helped me make them both from mostly scraps. I bought the knobs on clearance this weekend and bought a whole bag of the balls for the mallet. Both work great and she loves them as you can see by the pics. I do plan on redoing the rythm block out of some nicer hard wood at some point.

I am so going to build her a tongue drum from MereMortals in the coming days. May be a Christmas gift but she will get one and have a blast I am sure.

Thanks for looking.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 09-19-2010 03:08 AM

How cool, memories that will last a lifetime.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 09-19-2010 03:17 AM

Great gift idea. It looks like beating up things is fun for her.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 09-19-2010 05:26 AM

The smile says it all! Good job dad!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 09-19-2010 10:12 AM

Dad’s little Princess…nice job.

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#5 posted 09-19-2010 11:08 AM

She is just wonderful, tell her that, and tell her that her father are so lucky toi have such a wonderful helper in the workshop. My girl you have done a really good job.
- and you are a sweet dad.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 09-19-2010 12:23 PM

Another budding female in the workshop- YAY !!!!!! :-)
She will remember working/helping daddy for a long time.

-- Theresa,

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 09-19-2010 12:37 PM

She is a very good LJ, safety glasses on first. Norm would be proud.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 09-19-2010 04:48 PM

Wonderful project there.

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#9 posted 09-19-2010 07:46 PM

Thanks for the comments. She does love all the various little projects and puts them to good use. Her safety glasses are ones she picked out and bought herself during a trip to Woodcraft, so they now hang in my shop for her to put on when ever she come in.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#10 posted 09-20-2010 03:44 PM

Great job getting her to “buy in” to the safety glasses. Probably a much better result than trying to impose them on her.

-- Galootish log blog,

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