The "Cutie" Whistle

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Project by Dan posted 01-18-2013 05:59 PM 1184 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wooden Whistle – Attempt 2 – Red Oak AKA The “Cutie” Whistle (as named by my daughter who will be 3 next month)

My second attempt turning a wooden whistle on my 1920’s lathe. This one is made from red oak, the plug is from a dowel from Home Depot or Lowe’s (not sure which), so I’m not positive what material it is, something cheap so probably pine lol. I finished it with 5 coats of semi-gloss spray poly.

Also notice that although I shaped the end of the whistle I still made sure it was nice and flat so you can stand the whistle on end.

This one sounds a LOT better than my first one. Not sure if its the difference in the material, or perhaps because I cut the notch the opposite way.

Personally my favorite thing about this whistle is the two-tone look given by the plug being a lighter wood than the red oak of the whistle.

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 01-18-2013 11:17 PM

Very nice job

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 01-18-2013 11:44 PM

Thanks Monte :-) Definitely better than my first attempt, wouldn’t you say? lol

-- Dan - Wooden Treasures CT -

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