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Tongue Drum Journey #4: making the dongers? ...mallets anyway...

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 06-22-2021 07:18 AM 1319 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Tongue Drum Journey No 3 ( but actually post 2a dummy spit) Part 4 of Tongue Drum Journey series Part 5: Tongue drum mallets Take 2 »

OK I paid the Dollar shop a visit as instructed by GnarlyErik

Really cut lose and spent $4 AUD.

cut up some 8 mm dowel

Set up the forstner bit in the drill and made a ball holder jig.

Drilled them out ready to fit the handles.

I used some roof and gutter silicone sealant

All went well so I left the to dry overnight

Next morning this is what I found.

Not sure what happened so I thought I best stop and seek help.

A couple of Crowies rels turned up again!

so I gave them a feed

Not sure what attracted their attention, no mice here but maybe it was the vivid colours of the balls.

-- Regards Rob



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crowie

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#1 posted 06-22-2021 08:13 AM

Maybe needed to drill the holes in bouncy balls a little oversize to prevent the splitting???

PS – Not my rels Magpies and Crows aren’t cousins!!

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

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robscastle

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#2 posted 06-22-2021 09:54 AM

OK that’s a thought I was reluctant to do anything as the others were OK.

Oh no! you remember what Grahame Kennedy said …. so I will have to study up on Avians …...sorry about that!

-- Regards Rob

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 06-22-2021 11:25 AM

I wonder if the silicone sealant maybe reacted with the bouncy balls. Try another glue, perhaps?

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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BlueRidgeDog

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#4 posted 06-22-2021 01:35 PM

Any pressure from the “stick” will easily split the material of the ball. You will have to drill big and use silicone. If I were making it, I would test drilling through (more surface area for silicone).

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robscastle

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#5 posted 06-22-2021 01:42 PM

I guess i could experiment on the defective ones and determine a suitable fix.

BRD do you mean drill completely through the ball?

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 06-23-2021 03:33 AM

Being a sucker, I’ll stick to commercially bough Chuppa-Chups.


I guess i could experiment on the defective ones and determine a suitable fix.
- robscastle

... and another princely $4…

Whatcha gonna donger?

PS. Is your buddy a Maggie or an old crow with white hair.

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

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crowie

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#7 posted 07-19-2021 01:01 AM

This nuisance has been busy

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

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 07-19-2021 01:12 AM



- crowie

I’d call Banco, but you beat me by 9 cans….

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

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crowie

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#9 posted 07-19-2021 01:18 AM

This pest has done 29 of the same post in 1day.

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

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robscastle

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#10 posted 07-19-2021 01:24 AM

Pity I still don’t have 24 hr rat pack otherwise I would get a can out and post it too!

I am still kicking myself for missing that Porn escort site that was here yesterday, at least you would have had a bit of a laugh!...no sooner did I send my credit card details it went poof!

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 07-19-2021 02:40 AM


This pest has done 29 of the same post in 1day.

- crowie

I know… I’ve read them all and there’s 176 links in each and they’re all the same.. down to the last sentence.

No wonder I hate reading.

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

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