|Project by DaddyT||posted 01-27-2012 05:07 AM||1582 views||8 times favorited||5 comments|
These things are fun, and aggravating, at the same time. I used walnut and maple for the bodies with oak dowels for the reeds. The are simple to make, but they all sound different LOL. I start by finding the center of the wood,( the end your going to be blowing in). Drill the hole what ever size the dowel I’m going to be using is. The deeper the hole the lower the pitch (for the most part, remember I said they all sound different). Next measure from the end one inch, this is the flat towards the mouth piece. Then I cut the 40 degree angle. The cut needs to come to the bottom of the hole you drilled. Cut your dowel a little long, that way you can adjust it for the sound you want. Next, I sand a quarter of the dowel away, with just a slight angle on one end. This end will go towards the cuts you made. Insert the dowel till its just at the flat cut, give it a test. You may have to push it in farther or pull it back towards the mouth piece, but youll just have to tinker with it. Once you have it making the whistle you want, trim of any dowel thats sticking out of the mouth end. FYI these do NOT sound like the train whistles!! More like a regular whistle.
Also, if you have children and cant stand the constant sound of their new toy, DO NOT MAKE THESE!! LOL
Well I hope yall like ‘em.
-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....