Tongue drum

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Project by Paula Perry posted 07-26-2013 03:24 PM 20320 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Tongue drums ate really cool noise maker/ instrument, depends how good you play. Lol I made the top from walnut, needs to be a hard wood for correct sound, the box is pine, the sticks are made from wood and bouncy balls(nit shown) I cut the slits with the jig saw and glued it all together. Will probably make more for the other kids.

-- Florida50

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 03:53 PM

Keep saying I’m gona make one of these for the GKs but haven’t yet. Is there a specific pattern for the top?

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#2 posted 07-26-2013 03:59 PM

Very nice!!
Keep up the great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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Paula Perry

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#3 posted 07-26-2013 04:15 PM

i dont think there is any special way to do the top except that the slits all have to be the same thicknes and same distance from the edge,

this is the one i used

-- Florida50

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#4 posted 07-26-2013 04:43 PM

Very cool project, not ever seen an instrument like that before…well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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Paula Perry

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 04:45 PM

thanks, if you google them you will find they are very commonand fairly easy to make.

-- Florida50

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 06:52 PM

Looks good

-- Dreaming patterns

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#7 posted 07-27-2013 06:30 PM

Interesting pattern

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 07-28-2013 12:21 PM

This is really neat. One o these days I need to make a few o these for a few Grndkiddos.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#9 posted 07-29-2013 04:45 PM

It looks good, very nice pattern and the walnut top is gorgeous. I’m sure the kids will have a blast. Great job!

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Paula Perry

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#10 posted 07-29-2013 11:16 PM

Thanks all, they are pretty easy to make, just a lot of sanding between the slits, and a simple box . And kids love them, and I’ve seen some adults play them on YouTube! Lol

-- Florida50

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#11 posted 08-23-2013 02:18 PM

Very nice looking instrument. Do you make your own mallets? If so, what material do you use.

-- Max - Birmingham, AL

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#12 posted 08-23-2013 08:57 PM

yes i do make my own mallets, i buy cheap dollar store high bounce balls and put them on 1/4-1/2’’ wood dowel from craft store, cut about 12” long.

-- Florida50

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