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Project by Sam Shakouri posted 09-18-2014 10:11 AM 2261 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by the Australian wood turner Theo Haralampou’s xylobowls, , I decided to make my own xylophone. AND it works. I didn’t have a wooden blank in this size ( 340 mm ) wide, so I segmented my project and unlike his xylobowl, I mounted it on a tripod. Although it was my first attempt, I was so happy with the result that I’ve decided to make another one. The only problem is I’m not a musiician and I don’t know how to play the instrument I have made.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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Bob Collins

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 10:35 AM

That looks a great project Sam, the segmenting definitely makes it your own. Nice choice of wood and finish.
Now for the music lessons. Thanks for sharing, always great to see your creations.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 11:20 AM

Wow, very interesting and unique piece, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 09-18-2014 11:36 AM

Very nice! Thanks as always for the inspiration by posting your project.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#4 posted 09-18-2014 11:41 AM

Great job on that one, Sam!! I’ll bet it sound good too!! Too bad there is no video of you playing it!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-18-2014 12:16 PM

Sam, Looks great and a fine example of how you think outside the box on projects you take on. If you can hum a tune you can tap it out.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 09-18-2014 02:07 PM

Using the famous line from the Bogart/Bacall movie ‘Casablanca’, Play it again Sam!
Great piece of work. Look forward to the next one.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#7 posted 09-18-2014 02:20 PM

That’s neat, Sam!

After you make the second one you can start Sam’s Xylophone Marching Band!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 09-18-2014 05:36 PM

Looks COOL, Sam…

How did you Tune it?

Very nice… we need a video so we can Hear it! LOL (kidding)

Thank you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#9 posted 09-18-2014 09:27 PM

That’s really interesting and really clever!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 09-19-2014 12:06 AM

Very neat! I’ve made tongue drums which are similar, except tongue drums are a box. I like this.

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

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#11 posted 09-19-2014 12:20 AM

Nice work, Sam!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 09-19-2014 03:20 AM

Goodonya Sam. Very nice project. I like the tripod mount.

-- Dave -

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#13 posted 09-20-2014 12:11 AM

Nice one Sam. You will have to put up a video clip of you playing it.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 09-20-2014 02:17 AM

Beautifully done Sam.

Thanks for sharing,

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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