LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner

Discussions Showcase Albums Media Media Comments Tags Marketplace

1-20 of 20 Results
  1. Xylophone from a kit

    During one of my Rockler orders a couple of years ago I picked up this xylophone kit - I think it was on sale. It sat around for a while, but now that I have a toddler who is obsessed with drumming and music I figured it was time to get it done. It took a very long time to find the shop time...
  2. Xylophone

    I used these plans to build this xylophone for my four year old son. This is the first project I have ever made using metric measurements and to my surprise, I found it much easier! I mitered the corners of the box so that way the grain of the wood continues around the box. I did not use any...
  3. xylophone for nephew

    Here's a wooden xylophone I made as a gift for my nephew. As usual, I forgot to take good pictures of the project when it was complete, though it is visible in the picture I took of my nephew-as you can see, he is sitting on the edge of the xylophone while playing with the rocking chair I made...
  4. Croc Xylophones

    I made two xylophones at the same time for my two nephews. I was really happy with the way these turned out, considering that I had no plans to go by. I found a picture on the internet of a plastic croc xylophone and tried to copy that, but with my own flare. Such as hanging it on the wall...
  5. Xylophone

    This xylophone was supposed to be a two-weekend project but it turned out spanning across 2-3 months as shop time became very scarce. This is anything but fine woodworking as the resonator box is made of butt-joined and nailed plywood. The bars are made of Paduk and tuning them was actually...
  6. Making a copper tube xylophone or glockenspiel

    Yes this is a wood project, just look at those dovetails in the base! I made this for a child's Christmas present. It is a full C scale octave plus a high D. Of course you could add more tubes at either end to lengthen the scale, or even add the sharps and flats to make a more versatile...
  7. My Little Girls Xylophone

    This was one of the Christmas gifts that I made for my daughter (she'll be 2 on Feb 20); it is made out of Sapele and heartwood of a huge birch tree that I had milled from our property (the same birch that I made her crib out of :-) This project was actually 1 of 4 gift ideas that I video'd and...
  8. xylophone

    Xylophone for the lil boy. Made from walnut, assembled w/ glue and dowels to reinforce. The hardest part was getting it to sound decent and have some resonance. Tried everything from screws only, to straws as some suggest, to rubber washers and felt, just rubber washers, the best sounding...
  9. Xylophone for Music Class

    Here is another project I made for my wife's music class. She had more students than instruments so she asked if I would make her a xylophone. She has a number of these in her class purchased from Suzuki and they cost about $300 each. Her classroom budget did not support buying another so she...
  10. Evolution of the Cricket Xylophone

    This one makes me smile (and sometimes laugh) for a number of reasons. The Cricket Xylophone was the first project that I designed and built for the Nov/Dec 1998 issue of Woodworker's Journal. Just to keep things straight, my cricket is the one in the opening photo with the wooden tone bars...
  11. Orff Xylophone

    My daughter is in a movement and music class, song and dance too I suppose, with the music component performed entirely on xylophones. The teacher is trained in the Orff system, a method that teaches music much like learning a new language, something that young kids absorb easily. Xylophones are...
  12. Xylophone

    My attaempt at a wooden Xylophone, for a little person. The carcase is Spruce finished with water base Poly, the Keys are Purpleheart finished with equal parts BLO/Oil base Poly/Spirits. Interior soundboard and dividers are plywood, for amplification and resonance. Not chromatically correct, but...
  13. Woodturning
    Spent considerable time on this bowl, from dragging the logs home, cutting it down to bowl blank size, then a couple hours of turning (I'm fairly new at turning). I go to do one last touch up before putting it in the bag to dry…. then….BAM!!!.... I get a catch and the bowl goes flying. It took...
  14. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I am planning on buying a jointer plane. I have been shopping around and on Amazon there is this very gorgeous wooden jointer plane. http://www.amazon.com/Wood-Jointer-Hand-Plane-Hock/dp/B001BYGAQ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1270861068&sr=8-1 I looked around for this Zen store, I read...
  15. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I was wondering if anyone could give me a recomendation for a good book on shapers. I do not own and have never used a shaper before. When I did some searching on-line, I saw that Lonnie Bird has a book on this subject (Taunton Press). Its hard to judge the quality with only limited excerpts...
  16. Blogs
    New band saw Well i read a review on a craftsman 10 inch band-saw and seeing it was my birthday my wife bought it for me. The first thing i did was attempt to square it up. I have failed miserably. I will start again after some research on tuning a band-saw. I have made a cabriolet [hpoe i...
  17. Wood & Lumber
    Whew! I just finished reading all of the forum topics about the Alaska Chainsaw Mills. I had thought that my Husky 450 Rancher would be a good choice for cutting lumber from logs. It appears that it may be only an entry level saw when it comes to cutting lumber from logs. My question: I...
  18. Jigs & Fixtures
    So this past weekend I was at my parents treasure hunting and while in the wood shed getting a block of walnut for a mallet handle I found this Seeing that I am in the middle of making a work bench for the shop I scooped it up and asked if they could part with it. My Mom being the hoarder that...
  19. Finishing
    Hello all, So I have completed my most complex project - A slat bench. I'm super green at this wood working skills and have next to no tools aside from a few saws and some wood sanding blocks. so yeah… I have managed to get this thing looking really nice. It currently has about 4 coats of...
1-20 of 20 Results
Top