|Project by Dan||posted 01-18-2013 05:59 PM||1034 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
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.