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Here is the first project I finished for the page.
Click on the picture for the project details.

You do not need to print these in scale as all dimensions are given.


Detailed Instructions
*********** WARNING***********
Read my page on safety before building this item.

Materials needed:
10" long pine 2" x 2"
4" long 7/16" dowel

There is a single drawing with six scale drawings (A - F) of various stages and views of the project. A simple piece of pine 2x2 is fine but a better grade of pine works best.

Construction is very simple:
Construction is very simple:
1. Cut eight inches from the 2" x 2" pine. Save the short piece for later.
2. Using a lathe or drill press, drill four 7/16" holes in the top of the whistle. Each hole is located 3/8" from adjacent sides (see A & D). These holes must be true, straight, and smooth.
3. The four holes are drilled to four lengths: 7 1/4", 4 1/4", 6 1/4", 4 3/4".
4. Cut the angled notches into the four corners of the side (see B, C, D). Each notch is located 3/8" from adjacent corner edge (see D).
5. Cut four 1/2" lengths of the 7/16" dowel.
6. Sand each piece of dowel flat on one side as indicated in picture E. About one third of the thickness must be removed. These will serve as reeds in the whistle.
7. Glue the reeds (pieces of dowel) into the holes 1/8" in from the top.
8. Test the whistle when the reeds dry.
9. Drill a 3/4" diameter hole 1/4" deep into the exact center of the small piece of 2" x 2" pine left over in the first step.
10. Glue this piece onto the top of the whistle being careful to align both pieces perfectly with each other. The end with the hole goes against the top of the whistle. Be careful not to get extra glue into the open area.
11. After the top has dried completely, shape the mouthpiece in one of the two following ways.
12. With a lathe, make a round cut down to a 3/4" thickness 1/4" from the joint then cut off the whistle.
13. Cut the top off leaving exactly 1/4" attached then sand the mouth piece into shape.
14. Sand all over and bevel all edges. Do not finish the wood: leave it natural.