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Here is a special request build. I made a kalimba, thumb piano, for my daughter and my girlfriend fell in love with it. She also fell in love with Purple Heart wood. When she asked "Are you ever gonna make me a kalimba?" I knew what I had to do…. So I made a scratch built electric Kalimba out of purple heart. The keys are…. spring steel. Where do you find spring steel that works perfect for this… I searched the internet… You can use the steel from a windshield washer…. or go and get a electrical fish… yup… http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Tools-25-ft-Depthfinder-Steel-Fish-Tape-56005/100660167
I can make 50 kalimbas with one. Sounds like a dream and I got really lucky when she opened her birthday present…

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Way kewl, lets get a sound bite of it too….
 
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