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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-01-2019 03:02 AM 666 views 1 time favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were given a piece of hollow African Blackwood, at our wood turning guild , and a challenge for next month to see what we could make out of it. It was a little over 1” in diameter and about 9” long.
I drilled it out to 5/8 and glued in a dowel and made a whistle out of it for my great granddaughter. I used a flat piece of African Blackwood for the cap and piece of cherry for the mouthpiece. It works but the three notes are not as good as they should be. I need to learn more about whistle making.The whistle is 6 1/2” long and the 3 1/4” holes are 3 1/2”, 4 1/2” and 5 1/2” deep.
It is finished with EEE and Shellawax

I had a piece left over so I turned 6 rings of various sizes from it. They are also finished with EEE and Shellawax.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Ivan

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#1 posted 09-01-2019 04:30 AM

Sounds like fun! That black colour fits realy good!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 09-01-2019 06:07 AM

Nice project Jim, you got some value from your piece of Blackwood.

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

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lew

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#3 posted 09-01-2019 01:46 PM

Nice piece of wood! Really dark with little brown!

Cool projects!

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

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#4 posted 09-01-2019 02:13 PM

Nice ones Jim. The whistle reminds me of a train whistle. Hope you get the sound problem figured out. Those rings look awesome.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 09-01-2019 03:35 PM

Thanks Ivan, Bob, Lew and Dave!!

Hi Dave. I made 2 train whistles too and did not post them. they work really good but the reeds stick out into the side cut opening to get them to work. I need to learn the physics behind the reeds so they can be shorter.
Cheers, Jim

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

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leafherder

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#6 posted 09-01-2019 04:44 PM

Beautiful, bet these were fun to make and gives new meaning to “Whistle while you work.”

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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John

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#7 posted 09-01-2019 06:09 PM

Wow, I’d sure like to get some of that Blackwood Jim. My grandsons are loving the trains and train whistles.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#8 posted 09-01-2019 06:32 PM

Beautiful, Jim. I was given a few small bits of Black African Ebony by a retired woodworker that I have been saving for a special project. Both your whistles and rings sport some cracker finishes. Nice work!

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 09-01-2019 07:40 PM

Thanks John, John and Lynne!
Hi Lynne, that blackwood sure polishes up nice . It is a real tight grain!

Hi John. here are couple links on E bay that sell blackwood with free shipping.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5-LOT-OF-5-EBONY-BLACK-WOOD-TURNING-BLANKS-1-5-X-1-5-X-6-FREE-SHIP/292933506797?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item44343296ed:g:rD8AAOSwIbtcMmnf:sc:USPSPriority!49508!US!-1&enc=AQAEAAAB0BPxNw%2BVj6nta7CKEs3N0qXiNJGxn9nYFOk94cD2nlY5n%2FmVy2OdtomTDMsq2bNrpFP5v74JzU1RhtZ0%2F0Rrm6e%2Bj5G94%2BSmxAlN%2FF2oNcnBhhXHdd1UrsSDll8mhJj2fonKd7K0JvuVNuq6owyxEKlCv9eaExQDkSyEgfG5c2qrzMm41bsxI%2FuDZbjYLP7%2FuMLgfSVzM11Z18aq%2F9s%2FAu9HVFkyHz1GeHZznVV%2FVJpLU5RG%2BTO%2FrceduaAScTQL7mP4qlkAPBpFFnDBxpBu%2B%2BXuAY5Rq6JcWecOSbbRfhgeTEGv%2FnAIieHkPpbw68ih%2BVz2ffG%2FJ1NlV5bvCKHjQOu71MmqfgYCpYa1xHEQhrXYCbzls6McFIAkkit6kD7ucC2WtNpxuf5U2X4BTNSLIv%2FNtM97%2B%2BS034q34k2Wv77%2BlbDIqbGuFD74nK6cFShij8pRb%2BaQyBUlBNYrGL%2FHwbSkRkoYZy%2Fwl5RRfjbtL4lLWvIYs%2FqJsH1emWX3lkPi4jBQ4p9K6dP2atUGLNIWQv%2F2BgweCLuILgME%2B20jPkZNUtspq2TK1R%2BBCabLQUFZUQ1Dt3y9xcY3HTGeIPpWLVaUUDTJZjQOlaS6Vf9yM8Y9&checksum=292933506797c0676122214347de8662ef47cb050627

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Handle-Timber-Wood-Block-Rare-Craft-Hobby-African-Blackwood-Tool-Ebony-Lumber-DD/254191497531?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D31d47eba233247fe8561aed55910fb76%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D303063553569%26itm%3D254191497531%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851

Cheers, Jim

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

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Cliff

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#10 posted 09-01-2019 10:51 PM

By Gee that Blackwood is beautiful timber. Interesting project.

Good work Jim.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 09-02-2019 12:05 PM

Thanks, Cliff

Cheers, Jim

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

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James E McIntyre

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#12 posted 09-05-2019 04:30 PM

Nice project.

-- James E McIntyre

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 09-05-2019 06:37 PM

Thanks, James!!

cheers, Jim

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

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TheSawDustWhisperer

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#14 posted 09-05-2019 08:37 PM

Wonderful project. More fun than cat calls.

-- One of these days I’m going to build a dust collection system. Dusty Lungs

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 09-06-2019 06:51 PM

Now there is a cat whistle!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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