Tongue Drum

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Project by TechTeacher04 posted 03-18-2014 02:00 PM 1366 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a Hard Maple and Cherry Tongue Drum I made for my Daughter’s Birthday. I hand cut the dovetails and chiseled out the wasted. The Cherry and Maple provide good resonance.

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Ron King

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#1 posted 03-18-2014 03:28 PM

Very nice. I want to try one some day-and this looks like a good choice-although I would probably want a few more notes. It should be just right for a child however.

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#2 posted 03-18-2014 03:33 PM

you can tune the notes by removing material from the back side of the fingers. For a 3 year old that was plenty of notes.

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#3 posted 03-18-2014 06:54 PM

Great job, I did some painted ones and I’m almost finished with another that I plan to hook up to a mic. These are so much fun. You should try these too it gives it a completely different sound.

Thanks for sharing it really looks good

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 03-18-2014 07:32 PM

Very nice and I like the wood choices. I’ll have to say though, of the ones I’ve made, I have gotten the best sound when I used purpleheart on the top. I’m now a fan of purpleheart color (purple) but when I put the finish on the piece I had it turn a beautiful deep red. Still holding that color and it’s been about 6 years I would guess.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 01:25 AM

Great job, none of them sound the same

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 03-25-2014 01:44 PM

It’s beautiful, like the wood combo and the joints are awesome. I’m sure it sounds good as it looks. Great work!

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