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Tongue Drum

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Project by MarkJ posted 310 days ago 870 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first Christmas present of the year made as a joint gift for my 2 sons (4 and 6 years old). The sides are made from cherry and the top is walnut. After getting it all glued up I was disappointed in the dull sound of it until I picked it up and found that the sound was deadened by the surface it was sitting on. I added some small blocks underneath to raise it up and this made all the difference in the world to the sound of it.





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MrWoodChip

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#1 posted 310 days ago

Nice job. Ive always wanted to build one.

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Paula Perry

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#2 posted 309 days ago

nice looking. and the dull sound is also because you need to tune the top. there are websites that show you how to tune a tongue drum, they should have a note scale fro high to low. it took me a minute ti figure that out to .. very nice looking tho.

-- Florida50

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 306 days ago

It looks great, beautiful wood and those joints are great. Well done!

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