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Whistle with pocket knife and fresh wood.
wonderful time with my fiancées son Karl.

My daughter Mathilde and I have made these over the years in the blog these pictures come from I will make one with my fiancées son Karl and he will carve a little also

Making a whistle with a pocket knife is a wonderful way to share a good time with kids, it gives a chance to learn, talk and just enjoy life in the quiet pace, away from the modern running.
Perhaps a chance to give a son, stepson or a grandchild his or hers first knife.
Hazel, willow, ash or rowan will do the job; the important is that the bark will separate from the wood easy.
In Denmark willow is the most common used traditionally.

1. Whistles.
2. First cuts.
3. Making the tone.
4. The secret.
5. Karl testing and it works.
6. This is what it is all about.

Hope this can inspire others to spend some wonderful time with someone you love.

Best thoughts,


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

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#1 posted 755 days ago

Mafe, how nice is that! Great time with son!!!!! I’m sure he loved it as much as you….. Great seeing your post and hope all is well buddy! Look fwd to seeing more…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 755 days ago

Awesome Mafe! Just Awesome!
Sounds like it was a great time for both of you.
Keep up the good work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 755 days ago

You said it: this is what it’s all about. Yes it is. Very good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 755 days ago

Nice work and great bonding time with youngsters!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 755 days ago

Nice. What a wonderful, wonderful story.
Cool little project too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 755 days ago

That brings back memories.

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#7 posted 755 days ago

Looks like a great way to spend an afternoon.

-- Anthony

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#8 posted 755 days ago

Nice work, a fun way to spend and afternoon.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 755 days ago

GOOD WORK KARL! (and you to Mads).

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 755 days ago

Memories and skills that will live on for another life time.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 755 days ago

A great way to “whittle” away the afternoon Ma ds, a bridge a generation or two :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 755 days ago

Keep the memories and the art of whistle making alive .
No better way to bond with a child then to teach and have fun dong it .
Stay well my friend and enjoy summer with the kids and Sisse.
You are a great inspiration .

BTW the blog is good reading and the pics are very inviting.

-- Kiefer 松

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