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Kalimba (Thumb Piano)

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Project by amagineer posted 04-17-2011 02:06 PM 1253 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first wood instrument creation. When I was a young boy in the 60’s (that was such a long time ago), my Uncle who was in the Navy came back from a stop in Africa and brought back a Kalimba. So after his stroke last year, I decided to make this for him. It is made from Bloodwood with Bubinga sides. The tines are from an old leaf rake.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!





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woodzy

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#1 posted 04-17-2011 11:08 PM

I really like this. Actually your portfoilio of instuments is quite impressive. Thanks for sharing. Keep them coming.

-- Anthony

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#2 posted 04-18-2011 05:29 AM

Don,

I saw a picture of one of these on Craigslist yesterday for the first time ever. Now I see yours. I’m so curious about them. How did you learn to make it and your other harps? Would you consider sharing with us on a blog here? All of your instruments look intriguing and beautifully executed.

Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJs.

L/W

P.S. The crocheted background piece is lovely, too!

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 04-18-2011 01:41 PM

Thanks for the comment. I make my instruments from looking at a picture, using basic luthier buiding principles (types of tonewoods to use,correct type of finish,the placing of internal supports for strength) and I create to the music I have playing at the time (country, rock-n-roll, pop, classical). When I have a chance and the time, I have a design in my head for a “king david’s harp”. I will create a blog of it when I start making it.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 06:03 AM

Don,

I’m really looking forward to following your harp blog. There’s an incredible amount to learn about instrument-building. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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