New Year's noisemaker

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 12-16-2011 09:30 PM 2607 reads 2 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s this year’s noisemaker. It’s not quite as loud and annoying as last year's, but still makes a racket. Hey, big thanks goes to Lumberjock Ron Vieck, for sending me the wood I used in this project. Also check out his videos on You Tube!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 12-16-2011 09:41 PM

Very cool … love your projects.

-- Factory in a box ...

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#2 posted 12-16-2011 09:44 PM

I just love giving nieces, nephews, etc. toys that make noise and don’t take batteries. It keeps me on the top of their parent’s christmas list. Another good one Steve. Thanks for sharing.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#3 posted 12-16-2011 09:47 PM

Sing it purdy Steve! Cool noise maker.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#4 posted 12-16-2011 09:54 PM

Great video—Awesome cowbell noise maker. Thanks for sparing us from a second music montage. ;-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 12-16-2011 10:19 PM

Hi Steve.

That ain’t no cow bell der, pardner. Thet there be a skool bell! Y’all kin ring it every time y’all does one o’ dese here videos teechin’ us mere mortals how ta work da woods.

Seriously, you’ve done it again. Taken a few odds and ends and produced another great yet easy project.

On behalf of Mrs Tiny, myself, and Smokey, our cat and (in her mind anyway) our landlord, may you and yours have a happy, holy and safe Christmas and a prosperous and healthy new year.

Thank you for your humour and warmth as much as your skill in teaching and wood working. You are a joy to know my friend. Don’t change a hair.

Your buddy north of the border,


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#6 posted 12-16-2011 10:23 PM

Oh, by the way Steve, were you aware someone has hacked into your profile here and modified your photo? They painted a Santa hat on it! Everybody knows you’re not Santa. you’re an Elf! :)

Yours with tongue firmly planted in cheek,


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#7 posted 12-16-2011 10:46 PM

Another great video- and longer than usual! Yours is actually longer than mine this week!

I had to laugh about your effort to avoid copyright violations with the music…. actually there are laws about using someone else’s song in your video, even if you sing it. It’s legal to use without permission, but the law requires you to pay the original artist a few cents for every time is it viewed. I didn’t count how many songs you sang, but multiply them by the few thousand views you’ll get and you may have a big bill! (That’s if any of those great 80’s bands come after you for it :)

Anyway, it was my favorite video of yours yet!

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#8 posted 12-16-2011 10:49 PM

Nice project. Between the sound of the noise maker and the music montage there should have been a warning. Turn off the volume before playing.LOL. Have a great Christmas Steve and family.

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#9 posted 12-16-2011 11:27 PM

I watched it again, but with the sound turned ON. My wife was sleeping earlier and I didn’t want to wait. I liked that you included your other design options for the clacker. This could be a good project to build with someone else. Thanks again, and Merry Christmas.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#10 posted 12-16-2011 11:27 PM

Hello Steve! It’s always so wonderful and fun to watch your videos! Congratulations friend and L.J MERRY CHRISTMAS AND ALL!

-- António Guerreiro

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#11 posted 12-17-2011 12:26 AM

OH, I know what my 8 grand-kids are getting before New Years!

Thanks Steve, my Kids are not going to love you for this (I say with an evil laugh)

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#12 posted 12-17-2011 01:05 AM

Great project Steve. Luckily I had my volume muted. Thank heavens for small favors. Merry Christmas!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#13 posted 12-17-2011 01:12 AM

Another great project Steve! You can make noise with that one “Until the cows come home!” (or come looking for their bell!) (OK – I am sorry for the bad joke!)

Have a great Christmas and thanks for all the wonderful videos you make!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#14 posted 12-17-2011 04:16 AM

Great project Steve. If I wasn’t so swamped with finishing Christmas gift I’d build one. Anyway, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#15 posted 12-17-2011 04:50 AM

I feel sad that I was not treated to the second music montage, the first one had me grinning like a fool! I think I might build one of these, as I have a pair of old door bell striker plates here that could go on the inside, and possibly increase the potential annoyance factor of this device!

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