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Project by MShort posted 1193 days ago 1137 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday was our woodturning club’s spring turning day. We had a great time yesterday. I asked a fellow woodturner to teach me how to make a whistle that actually made a sound (more so a pleasant sound, you like a whistle is suppose to sound like). He made the whistle on the left to show me the basics and I found out that my problem was in shaping the reed for the whistle. I made the whistle in the middle yesterday and it worked. So today I had some laminated stock and made the whistle on the right. Left whistle – Mahogany, middle whistle is maple, right whistle is purpleheart and maple, all are about 3” long.

These are fun !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---





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hairy

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#1 posted 1193 days ago

I know the feeling well. I have a few around here that I tried. I can’t get a toot out of them. One of these days…

-- what a long, strange trip it's been...

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 1193 days ago

What a great project! I think I should make one for each of the grandchildren and give them to the kids when their parents pick’em up…. ;)

(I really love my kids and grandchildren…)

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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branch

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#3 posted 1192 days ago

hi nice whistle

branch

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#4 posted 1175 days ago

Whistle while you work! Beautiful whistles Mike. They all look great.

I made a simple flute about 15 years ago from a piece of birch. I hope you don’t mind me posting this photo of it here, but I couldn’t resist when I saw yours. This was turned on the lathe and drilled with different diameter bits. I started with a large bit, drilled a little, then a smaller bit for a little and so on. I used an extender for the last parts as I didn’t have any long drill bits at the time. I imagine it is pretty much like your whistles other than the extra length and holes. It works pretty well, but not for me!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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MShort

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#5 posted 1175 days ago

Mike,

Thanks for posting a picture of you flute. I am going to try to make one. I am not sure that I play one either but it is fun making noise.

A friend in our turning club just made a Native American Flute and it looks good. Not sure I am ready to tackle that one yet.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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