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Mary Anne's Whistle - handtool version #1: How to with handtools!

1531 days ago by rwyoung | 6 comments »

OK, so Mary Anne posted some blog entries on making whistles. I decided to make one using only hand tools. Here's a link back to Mary Anne's post. So, we start with some rough lumber. In this case a piece of wacky cherry. The board has lots of pitch inclusions, crazy grain and cupped something awful. But it will be fine for a whistle. By the way, no rulers were harmed (or used) in the making of this project. All measuring done by the Mark-I eyeball. 1) Cross cut a blank. Eyeballing it to around 6” long. Board is about 5” wide and 1” thick. Use a plane to clean the edge. In this case I grabbed my #7 because I knew it was already set up for a relatively...

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