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Tongue Drum Journey #6: Getting the Mallets finished and the Frame prepared

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 06-27-2021 05:47 AM 1398 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Tongue drum mallets Take 2 Part 6 of Tongue Drum Journey series Part 7: getting the boxes ready and tongue work »

OK been a bit slack lately too cold, Too wet, Too old,.... all that sort of rubbish excuses.

The Mallets:-

I purchased more Super Balls and re did them.
No splitting this time

I am of the belief it was operator error as when I packed up the25 mm and 10 mm forstner bits I found there was a 6mm one out too.

There is no sign of splitting so its an uppercut to myself there!

The frame:-

I had this crazy Idea of making the frame all book matched joints but as I didn’t split the timber it was not going to happen on all four sides.

So I tried for at least three, and second crazy Idea use a lock miter bit for the joints, almost got there with them but my gear was not really precise for doing hardwood at that level.

Setting up proved a bit of a challenge as my sled needed modifying.

So I had to make a deeper perspex guide to stand the cutter off the frame.

I have enough timber for three drums so I set to work

The first one numbered No 1 was a real disaster as I tried to do a full thickness cut which ended up a real mess.

Then it was just a matter of doing two runs to get perfect cut results, perfect being they were straight and Parallel.

There was however lots of chip out everywhere.
Set No 1

Set no 2

Set No 3

This is the dry fitup

Set No 1

Joints

Joints

joints

The manky joint.

The exposed chip out will be covered by the top tongues and I will see if I can either fill or trim the base, but in all honesty considering just leaving it, as it will not be seen unless sticky beaks look underneath any way.

Alll the joints fit up OK ignoring the chip out apart from my first effort, I didnt want to re do it as it would change the over all dimensions for the final build and impact the tongues, if it doesn’t glue up OK I will scrap it as a drum.

that’s enough errors for today!

-- Regards Rob



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crowie

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#1 posted 06-27-2021 07:29 AM

Fancy corners Rob.
Well done on the mallets!

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

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#2 posted 06-27-2021 07:36 AM

Hey PC thanks for the Plans, wow there is a heap to play with….... Jolien here I come !

hey did you see the Lloyds auction?... a white Torana was expected to fetch $1m AUD.

Opps make that 770.000

https://7news.com.au/business/rare-holden-torana-fetches-775000-c-3231930

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 06-27-2021 07:48 AM

Dup deleted…

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

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#4 posted 06-27-2021 07:52 AM

You never told me what the Chupa Chups was for.


Who doesn’t use a backing board?

Is that a cheat sheet (boards) for solving my alphabet puzzle,

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

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#5 posted 06-27-2021 08:33 AM

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#6 posted 06-27-2021 01:08 PM

I think there’s better things to whack!

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

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#7 posted 06-27-2021 02:23 PM

Nice whackers, Rob! And it looks like the boxes are coming together, too.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#8 posted 06-27-2021 11:19 PM

man you guys sure love whacking….......

-- 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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