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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    Neal came by the shop this morning to pick up the replacement parts for the Outreach lathes.

    He brought the whistles for me to see, they look great and some are really loud, all seem to be pitched differently.

    I think this is going to be a very popular project for the kids.



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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    I think this is going to be a very popular project for the kids.[/QUOTE]

    Popular with the kids, yes; but major headaches for their parents!
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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    And that's where the fun begins!
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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    http://thogamecallsforums.com/index....c,18044.0.html

    this is a link to a tutorial I did on my method of making whistles. Like I said before I tend to over think things. But my whistles are different from all the others out there.

    then there is Aaron’s tutorial on how he makes them. His way is the traditional way.
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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    Quote Originally Posted by drw View Post
    I think this is going to be a very popular project for the kids.
    Popular with the kids, yes; but major headaches for their parents! [/QUOTE]

    That's when the whistle "get lost'! ROFL

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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    Johnny, thanks for the links, both are very helpful. Thanks for all the input, it is greatly appreciated! I can see a lot of attention to detail in making the game calls.

    Just to level set the expectations, as an Outreach project, the goal is to expose kids to woodworking that have not had an opportunity before. We want them to be excited about creating something with their own hands and creativity, and walk away proud and excited about doing just that. It could be this whistle idea, the traditional light saber, or a bird house. We want to reach as many kids (and adults too), so this cannot become a time consumption activity, where we spend 20-30 minutes per kid. If we do that, they get tired of standing in a slow moving line and go find something else to do. Obviously, if there is no line, we can be more lenient of that.

    We also see this as a no cost to NCWW, as this is scrap sized wood that is prepared by cutting into 1"x1" (approximately). We are not having to spend a lot of time by drilling out the blanks for the light sabers, and not to mention the cost of PEX and flashlights.

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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    I spent a little time today turning a few of these whistles.
    Cutting the notch, boring the hole, bringing the tailstock up to support, roughing, turning and a friction finish was less than 15 minutes.

    I also grabbed some red cedar out of the scrapbin and turned some thipple materials. What had read was that the Cedar was healthy choice of materials for not growing bacteria after being blown on for a while. If nothing else it sure smells nice. I have plenty of Cedar that we can convert into that material.
    What I like about this set up is we don't have to change out the drive end for a jamb chuck and you drill bring up support and turn. When your finished just part it off and install the thipple test until the desired noise level is reached cut the thipple to length and send the happy camper off to annoy their parents to their hearts content.
    so I turned a dozen this afternoon from pine, cherry,mahogany, and walnut.
    I hope you find this helpful and Neal, pm me if you want to get together on this next weekend.
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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    I loaned Neal a heat gun for working hot glue. Faster and safer than Titebond or CA.



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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    The ones I turned today have no glue. Just a very tight friction fit.
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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    Quote Originally Posted by Graywolf View Post
    I spent a little time today turning a few of these whistles. What I like about this set up is we don't have to change out the drive end for a jamb chuck and you drill bring up support and turn. When your finished just part it off and install the thipple test until the desired noise level is reached cut the thipple to length and send the happy camper off to annoy their parents to their hearts content.
    so I turned a dozen this afternoon from pine, cherry,mahogany, and walnut.
    I hope you find this helpful and Neal, pm me if you want to get together on this next weekend.
    Richard,
    I'll be at Kingfest next Saturday, and Sunday I am unavailable. I do like that setup. I've been cutting the mouthpiece on the drive end, and had not considered flipping ends.

    Here are a couple i did tonight, turned the same process. I did use the heat gun and glue stick on the longer cherry piece, and it did much better where is came to stalling on the jam chuck.

    The shorty burled cherry (1.5" total length) was turned only with the detail/diamond tip EWT tool. I spent extra time flaring the end in an attempt to look like a horn.


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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    Any chance of doing a Grand Kickoff of this project at the Klingspor Extravaganza. Hopefully the light sabers can move to the back burner

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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    I was thinking the same.
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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    Neal, I forgot about Kings outreach event. I can do sometime the following Saturday if you like.
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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    I'm not trying to throw a monkey wrench into the works, but has anyone considered the choking hazard if the thipple should happen to come loose?
    Is there a mechanical means to attach it, ie. small brad, etc?
    Glue may work temporarily or permanently, but we all know that wood moves, especially two different species.

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    Re: Whistle, idea from Stokes Stomp

    Charlie, that's one of the reasons that Cedar is preferred in that it swells in the opening. I get it, the whistles I presented have been around a few years and are solid today as they were when I made them.
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