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A New Whip-crack for my Son's School

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Project by patriot68 posted 08-13-2019 04:59 AM 1261 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son came home from school a few days ago and told me that his school’s band needed a new whip-crack for their percussion section. For those who don’t know, a whip-crack is an instrument that makes a loud sound like the crack of a whip (hence the name).

I made it out white pine and I pinned the handles on with poplar dowels. Then I taught my son how to sand by hand the correct way and he actually took his time and did a very good job of it. I showed my son how to finish it and we applied primer and four coats of pecan stain. Finally, I screwed a section of leather in between the two pieces.





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 08-13-2019 12:40 PM

Primer and stain?
Do you mean pre-stain conditioner?

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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swirt

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#2 posted 08-13-2019 01:35 PM

Nice work workin with your son.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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DeLayne Peck

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#3 posted 08-13-2019 03:00 PM

Very snappy project! Keep that young man engaged!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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robertjacob

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#4 posted 08-13-2019 03:40 PM

Very good, are you training your son as well ? congratulation.

-- Woodworking is skill >> http://wood.nowrichest.com

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patriot68

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#5 posted 08-13-2019 04:33 PM



Primer and stain?
Do you mean pre-stain conditioner?

- ohwoodeye

Sorry about that, I posted this at one in the morning so I wasn’t really at the top of my mental game :)

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patriot68

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#6 posted 08-13-2019 04:36 PM



Very good, are you training your son as well ? congratulation.

- robertjacob

Thank you, I’ve been teaching my son the family trade.

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diggerdelaney

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#7 posted 08-13-2019 08:50 PM

A great project and good to get your son involved it will mean more to him now.

Just a side note in the second picture the knot near the hole looks like a face staring out of it

-- Derek, Kent, UK, https://www.facebook.com/DLWoodart/?ref=bookmarks

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Peteybadboy

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#8 posted 08-13-2019 09:56 PM

I also like the father son storey, and a nice thing to do.

-- Petey

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