Tongue Drum

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Project by konaman posted 06-18-2008 08:35 PM 8636 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this drum for my niece. I got the plans from an old Wood magazine. My niece loves it.

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#1 posted 06-18-2008 08:58 PM

Very cool looking gadget!

Doesn’t your tongue get tired when you play it? :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 06-18-2008 09:41 PM

I love those things! I need to find some plans and build one for my son.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#3 posted 06-18-2008 10:50 PM

is the sound produced random, or were they cut to get a desired effect? Nice construction. What woods are those?

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#4 posted 06-19-2008 04:17 AM


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#6 posted 06-19-2008 02:15 PM

Excellent! Thanks for the link; I am so building one of these next. My son will love it.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#7 posted 06-21-2008 03:49 PM

Very cool project.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 07-19-2008 11:51 PM

Im curious, I made one, and the sounds are ok…but how deep is your top? I did mine 1 inch, I think it may be too thick. I havent sealed the bottom yet, so that may be making a difference as well. I did the sides 3/4 with a rabbet for the top. I am going to just butt join the bottom in side the walls.

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#9 posted 02-19-2009 05:37 AM

Hello everyone…I’ve got a plan for tongue drum. I got this one from one of Michael Thiele’s Drums competitors. This is one of america’s best tongue drums. What I posted is the dimensions yet. The top tongue design will follow soon. I have the secrets here in detail how it will sound good. Just follow everything. Again, the top tongue design will follow soon. Thanks for your patience. God bless you all!

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-- Vincent,

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