LumberJocks

Customized Train Whistle for Grandpa...Grandma may not be happy!

  • Advertise with us
Project by jfk4032 posted 08-30-2012 08:00 PM 1192 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s funny that as we get quite older we sometimes revert back to when we were quite younger. My 83 year old father recently has really gotten into watching and rooting for the Washington Nationals…we actually have a good baseball team which is new for us in these parts. Through the years but even more recently, my Dad would like to blow a horn when his favorite football team did something good so my Mom in another part of the house would know…even though she could care less, my Dad feels obliged to keep her updated.

So, knowing how he likes to blow horns to make noise in celebration and now being a Nats fan, I made him this customized Washington Nationals train whistle that he can blow when the Nats do something good. I bought the wooden whistle online, so I didn’t actually make this. But what I did do was buff the wood out with my new Beall buffing system and I countersunk a 1” hole with a Forstner bit to perfectly fit in a Washington Nats golf ball marker secured in place with some medium CA glue. The Beall system really is easy to use and I can’t wait to use it on some turned pieces in the near future.

Go Nats!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!





5 comments so far

View chrisstef's profile

chrisstef

11328 posts in 1724 days


#1 posted 08-30-2012 08:15 PM

I love it .. you can call it the Harper Horn! Im all for causing (harmless) mischief, i made my nephew a bianaca cannon for that same purpose. The only caveat was not shooting mommy with it. Dad’s fair game.

On a side note i cant belive that they are shutting Strausberg down. Harper needs to get rid of his little attitude too, but the kids a beast.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

View SCOTSMAN's profile

SCOTSMAN

5527 posts in 2303 days


#2 posted 08-30-2012 08:35 PM

I wish I could find plans for these. I would love to make one for Reuben my grandson. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

View daves1's profile

daves1

153 posts in 1484 days


#3 posted 08-30-2012 09:08 PM

Pretty cool! Go Nats!

View Monte Pittman's profile (online now)

Monte Pittman

15068 posts in 1056 days


#4 posted 08-30-2012 11:06 PM

Love these.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View SCOTSMAN's profile

SCOTSMAN

5527 posts in 2303 days


#5 posted 08-31-2012 05:51 PM

Thanks Monte for sending me the plans . Alistair

here they are

http://www.thewoodcrafter.net/proj/twhistle.php

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase