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Tongue Drum No 2

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Project by robscastle posted 07-05-2021 08:33 AM 710 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The box is constructed as per Tongue Drum No 1

I wont bore you with a repeat of the basic construction, but you know the drum!
Sadly I lost most of my radiusing (picture 5) getting to the final finish Pictures 1,2 and 3

I did however hold my tongue differently this time, meaning I took a different approach, 5 x tongues and a solid mating section.

I used Pano Tuner to record the raw base notes. scale or whatever you call them.

Now not having any music knowledge at all and def do not what I am doing, ,apart from wacking the wood!
Here are the results

Use the Pano Tuner picture above to translate my recorded results below

Tongue No 1 The shortest tongue. A then 2 indexes to the right
Tongue No 2 The next shortest. Gb right above Gb
Tongue No 3 The middle tongue. D then 2 indexs to the right
Tongue No 4 The next longest. Db then 1 and 1/2 indexes to the right
Tongue No 5 The longest tongue. Bb then 3 indexes to the right.

I have no idea at all as to what it all exactly means, maybe Anthm27 may know.

I do know I enjoyed making them. One more to go, I might get a bit naughty with the final design.

-- Regards Rob





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crowie

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#1 posted 07-05-2021 08:38 AM

We are really getting into the technical side of this project now with the actual tuning, very classy Rob.

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

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#2 posted 07-05-2021 08:40 AM

Realy excellent work!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 07-05-2021 08:59 AM

“I used Pano” (sic) “Tuner to record the raw base notes. scale or whatever you call them.”

Interesting note: The maker of the most famous electric guitars – Fender – was not a musician.

These things are gorgeous, and useful, to those who can play them. ’’

You might look into the “portative,” if you’re interested in building more musical instruments. I’m sure you’d hit it out of the park.

-- Mark

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#4 posted 07-05-2021 10:18 AM

this whole thing is ‘greek’ to me but the end result shows a lot more than just gluing some wood together great job Rob

-- 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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robscastle

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#5 posted 07-05-2021 12:11 PM

Hi
Crowie:- Yeah its amazing where woodworking tries to take us
Ivan:- Thank you much appreciated.
Mark:- You mean I swap the rubber bumpers for wheels? and become a wandering trilby? It is called a pano tuner! weird name / correct spelling.
Dick:- Yep that’s about the strength of it for me my musical talents are zero. I should send you one but it would cost a small fortune!

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 07-05-2021 12:32 PM

Great looking timber again… Sound or no sound it does look good, however, it reminds me of bird houses that I’m not a fan of… get it out of that tree.

... and cut that thumb nail… perfect cause of nose bleeds.

Can’t hear a video!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Brodan

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#7 posted 07-05-2021 02:04 PM

Wow! That’s terrific and thanks for the details. I see Christmas gifts for the grands.
Looks beautiful.

As you built it , what was the benefit to gluing the individual pieces together rather than cutting the tongues in a single piece?
Again thanks for sharing the details.

-- Dan, TN

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#8 posted 07-05-2021 03:42 PM

+1

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 07-05-2021 05:30 PM

she a real beauty rc,love that wood.hey after the next one you can form a tongue drum band,just find yourself a guitarist or two and a front man.could be just what the world is waiting for-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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NHdude

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#10 posted 07-05-2021 07:06 PM

Great job! I made this one 30 years ago for son- has been enjoyed by every young child visitor since then.

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#11 posted 07-05-2021 09:40 PM

Nice work ROb

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robscastle

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#12 posted 07-05-2021 09:41 PM

Thanks guys I hope it outlasts me!

The reason I used laminations was because it was experimental and a learning process for me, and I wanted to do it a little differently from convention, mainly to see if it actually worked.
Be aware there is a lot more process steps to consider.

No 3 will be solid wood, and something a little unconventional as well.

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 07-05-2021 10:13 PM


... I made this one 30 years ago for son- has been enjoyed by every young child visitor since then.
- NHdude

And the dread of every parent!

.... No 3 will be solid wood, and something a little unconventional as well.
- robscastle

A wooden comb and tissue paper per chance???

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#14 posted 07-05-2021 10:58 PM

Bit slow to pick up… Tongue No.2... does that mean you speak with forked tongue?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#15 posted 07-05-2021 11:31 PM

Wow Rob, sorry I haven’t been about and following this. That is seriously well done.
I,m just having a further look at all this as I type.
Nice one

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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