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nice whistle Jim
you might be careful opening any gifts from her parents lol
 

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Very COOL…

She will be happy TOOTING it!
 

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Pay backs for the parents as they drove us nuts. Great job
 

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She will love it Jim!
 

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Great looking. I once made whistles out of deer antler pieces for the neighbor kids, ( more than one family ). I stopped getting threats after about three months. I still laugh about it but am aware of paybacks, so keep looking over your shoulder. LOL. Mel
 

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Such things are always fun!!
 

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Nice one Jim! For some strange reason I think I can hear it! LOL!
 

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I like the tapered mouth piece Jim. That a good idea for the little ones. Nice job. I made one for my grandson 3 years ago when he was 3. He didn't have enough wind to get it going correctly. I held on to it and gave it to him a few weeks ago (he's 5 1/2 now) and now like you said he driving his parents crazy.
 

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Love the sound of those, bought one for myself, as I am not sure how to get the different sounds. made whistles as a kid from sapling branches in the spring, The back part slides to make different sounds. I think it may be a lost art. will have to make a demo video in the spring.
 

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I guess that's a great way to spend time with the little one! Mom and Dad will drop them off when they can't listen to the whistles any more!
 

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Thanks for all the nice comments!!
I was looking at one here and one recent project had all the dimensions so I thought one would be nice for McKinlee if the sounds came out okay and this one worked great. The trick is to get the reeds just right in the holes.

Cheers, Jim
 

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I tried and failed at making one of them; yours looks great and I love that the great granddaughter it making it work well, ha ha!
 

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Thanks, Crowie. The hard part was to get the round reed to the tight position to make a clear note with no wind noise. I had to sand dowels to make them a tight slip fit with a flat on top and then slide them back and forth to sound good. I used CA glue to fix them in position after finding that position so I did not move them.

Cheers, Jim
 

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Good one Jim.
 

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Thanks, Tony…..Cheers, Jim
 

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Jim you should blog this one. It has been too many years since I attempted one and I do not think I remember if it was successful or not. I do have some children who would love one.
 

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Hi John, here is what I used for making mine: http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/33324.

The part that makes them work is the reed. You have to have it a good fit in the hole and sand a little flat on top. then slide it in to get just the right tone and then I held mine in with CA glue.

Cheers, Jim
 

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Nice work Jim…Looks Great…Mckinlee will have great fun with the Whistle, her parents will think there are express Trains everywhere.
Regards…...Cliff
 

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Thanks, Cliff…I hope so!!.................Happy New Year, Jim
 
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