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Old 06-20-2010, 12:59 PM   #1
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What did you make today?

Maybe it was a sandwich, maybe something else.

Today I made a whistle. My son found instruction in a book he had on how to make a whistle from a tree branch. So we tried it out. A willow tree is apparently the best, but a tulip poplar will work, and that's what we have. We messed the first one up, but the second one works! We cut the branch sections before lunch. Soaked them in a bucket while we had lunch, and then spent about 20 minutes after lunch making them.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:05 PM   #2
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Any chance we could get a sound file?
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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very cool!
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:21 PM   #4
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Lemme see what I can do. It's kind of quiet. If you try to blow too hard, it doesn't work. I think if we play around with various dimensions and stuff, we could make a really sweet sounding one.
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:30 PM   #5
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Hopefully this will work. Don't know if Youtube has the video file fully processed yet.



If it's not embedded, this is the file name.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV_ThJ6-vNI

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Old 06-20-2010, 01:31 PM   #6
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Excellent!
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Old 06-20-2010, 01:35 PM   #7
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LOL! That is great! The sound alarmed my dog! Happy fathers day BTW...I can't find the proper thread...
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:15 PM   #8
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I'm in the (ongoing) process of making and installing base and case moldings. This weekend I'm working on the big bathroom, which is divided into an upper and lower area. I hope to finish the upper area today, but the house is not cooperating.

The moldings are hickory, to match the floors that we put in last summer, 3 inch case and 4 inch base.

I'm also making a presentation for the Department of Homeland Security.
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Old 06-20-2010, 02:24 PM   #9
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I made a meatloaf. Well, it's in the oven.

I tried putting some pickles in it this time, at a friend's suggestion. I'll have to see how it is.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:15 PM   #10
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The whistle is amazing glatt.

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I might have to put you on ignore just so I don't accidentally read about the pickles in your meatloaf again.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:27 PM   #11
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Just as long as somebody else isn't putting their pickle in your meatloaf!

I made a ceramic napkin box. Well finished it anyway. I rolled and cut the pieces last week.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:28 PM   #12
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Cool Whislte, glatt -can you post the instructions, please?
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:30 PM   #13
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The whistle is amazing glatt.

Shawnee

I might have to put you on ignore just so I don't accidentally read about the pickles in your meatloaf again.
I'm frightened. I won't be eating it until later, though. We'll see.

monster, pic of ceramic napkin thingy, please.
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Old 06-20-2010, 03:31 PM   #14
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didn't take one yet. It needs fire then glaze then fire.....
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:07 PM   #15
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I made cheeseburgers and hotdogs on the grille, made the dishes go into the dishwasher and made the pots and pans clean by hand, made the downstairs bathroom clean, and made Selene buy me a new chainsaw and a new set of lopping shears.
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