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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-27-2020 12:01 AM 763 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mesquite train whistle I made for McKinlee , my great granddaughter, to drive her parents crazy. It is 1 1/2” square by 6 1/2 long and finished with Danish Oil and then buffed and waxed. It got to spend a little time on the lathe to turn the mouthpiece.

Cheers, Jim

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





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 12-27-2020 12:21 AM

nice whistle Jim
you might be careful opening any gifts from her parents lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 12-27-2020 12:26 AM

Very COOL…

She will be happy TOOTING it!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php?media/albums/users/joe-lyddon.1389/

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#3 posted 12-27-2020 01:07 AM

Pay backs for the parents as they drove us nuts. Great job

-- Eric, building the dream

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#4 posted 12-27-2020 01:35 AM

She will love it Jim!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 12-27-2020 03:48 AM

Great looking. I once made whistles out of deer antler pieces for the neighbor kids, ( more than one family ). I stopped getting threats after about three months. I still laugh about it but am aware of paybacks, so keep looking over your shoulder. LOL. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 12-27-2020 09:49 AM

Such things are always fun!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-27-2020 01:22 PM

Nice one Jim! For some strange reason I think I can hear it! LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#8 posted 12-27-2020 01:59 PM

I like the tapered mouth piece Jim. That a good idea for the little ones. Nice job. I made one for my grandson 3 years ago when he was 3. He didn’t have enough wind to get it going correctly. I held on to it and gave it to him a few weeks ago (he’s 5 1/2 now) and now like you said he driving his parents crazy.

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

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#9 posted 12-27-2020 03:08 PM

Love the sound of those, bought one for myself, as I am not sure how to get the different sounds. made whistles as a kid from sapling branches in the spring, The back part slides to make different sounds. I think it may be a lost art. will have to make a demo video in the spring.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#10 posted 12-27-2020 06:32 PM

I guess that’s a great way to spend time with the little one! Mom and Dad will drop them off when they can’t listen to the whistles any more!

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

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#11 posted 12-27-2020 09:41 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments!! I was looking at one here and one recent project had all the dimensions so I thought one would be nice for McKinlee if the sounds came out okay and this one worked great. The trick is to get the reeds just right in the holes.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#12 posted 12-28-2020 08:11 AM

I tried and failed at making one of them; yours looks great and I love that the great granddaughter it making it work well, ha ha!

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 12-29-2020 01:04 AM

Thanks, Crowie. The hard part was to get the round reed to the tight position to make a clear note with no wind noise. I had to sand dowels to make them a tight slip fit with a flat on top and then slide them back and forth to sound good. I used CA glue to fix them in position after finding that position so I did not move them.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 12-30-2020 01:08 AM

Good one Jim.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 12-30-2020 01:12 AM

Thanks, Tony…..Cheers, Jim

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

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