Xylophone with Figured American Black Walnut Sound Body

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Project by FJPetruso posted 07-12-2014 09:04 PM 1625 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 25 Bar 2 Octave Black Walnut Student Xylophone. The keys came from Rockler. The frame & sound box are made of Figured American Black Walnut & it measures 24 inches wide by 12inches deep by 4 inches high. It has 1” wide bars are made from .075” thick steel. I made four Hammers & shaped my own handles. All the bars are labeled by note. It’s finished with Tung oil and I installed Rubber No-Mar Feet to protect furniture

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#1 posted 07-13-2014 11:28 AM

Very nice looks great, really like the Walnut

-- Pete in NC

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#2 posted 07-13-2014 02:28 PM

Very nice! How do you mount the bars so they make sound? I have plans for building one.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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