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Tongue drums ate really cool noise maker/ instrument, depends how good you play. Lol I made the top from walnut, needs to be a hard wood for correct sound, the box is pine, the sticks are made from wood and bouncy balls(nit shown) I cut the slits with the jig saw and glued it all together. Will probably make more for the other kids.

-- Florida50





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ldl

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#1 posted 265 days ago

Keep saying I’m gona make one of these for the GKs but haven’t yet. Is there a specific pattern for the top?

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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WoodenFrog

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#2 posted 265 days ago

Awesome!
Very nice!!
Keep up the great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Paula Perry

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#3 posted 265 days ago

i dont think there is any special way to do the top except that the slits all have to be the same thicknes and same distance from the edge,

this is the one i used

-- Florida50

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aussiedave

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#4 posted 265 days ago

Very cool project, not ever seen an instrument like that before…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Paula Perry

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#5 posted 265 days ago

thanks, if you google them you will find they are very commonand fairly easy to make.

-- Florida50

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deon

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#6 posted 265 days ago

Looks good

-- Dreaming patterns

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majuvla

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#7 posted 264 days ago

Interesting pattern

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Roger

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#8 posted 263 days ago

This is really neat. One o these days I need to make a few o these for a few Grndkiddos.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Fishinbo

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#9 posted 262 days ago

It looks good, very nice pattern and the walnut top is gorgeous. I’m sure the kids will have a blast. Great job!

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Paula Perry

125 posts in 267 days


#10 posted 262 days ago

Thanks all, they are pretty easy to make, just a lot of sanding between the slits, and a simple box . And kids love them, and I’ve seen some adults play them on YouTube! Lol

-- Florida50

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woodsawdustmaker

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#11 posted 237 days ago

Very nice looking instrument. Do you make your own mallets? If so, what material do you use.

-- Max - Birmingham, AL

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Paula Perry

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#12 posted 237 days ago

yes i do make my own mallets, i buy cheap dollar store high bounce balls and put them on 1/4-1/2’’ wood dowel from craft store, cut about 12” long.

-- Florida50

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