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glatt 06-20-2010 12:59 PM

What did you make today?
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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.

Griff 06-20-2010 01:05 PM

Any chance we could get a sound file?

Cloud 06-20-2010 01:17 PM

very cool!

glatt 06-20-2010 01:21 PM

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.

glatt 06-20-2010 01:30 PM

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.

Griff 06-20-2010 01:31 PM


Cicero 06-20-2010 01:35 PM

LOL! That is great! The sound alarmed my dog! Happy fathers day BTW...I can't find the proper thread...

HungLikeJesus 06-20-2010 02:15 PM

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.

Shawnee123 06-20-2010 02:24 PM

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.

skysidhe 06-20-2010 03:15 PM

The whistle is amazing glatt.

Shawnee :greenface

I might have to put you on ignore just so I don't accidentally read about the pickles in your meatloaf again. :greenface:greenface:greenface

monster 06-20-2010 03:27 PM

Just as long as somebody else isn't putting their pickle in your meatloaf! :eek:

I made a ceramic napkin box. Well finished it anyway. I rolled and cut the pieces last week.

monster 06-20-2010 03:28 PM

Cool Whislte, glatt -can you post the instructions, please?

Shawnee123 06-20-2010 03:30 PM


Originally Posted by skysidhe (Post 664816)
The whistle is amazing glatt.

Shawnee :greenface

I might have to put you on ignore just so I don't accidentally read about the pickles in your meatloaf again. :greenface:greenface:greenface

I'm frightened. I won't be eating it until later, though. We'll see.

monster, pic of ceramic napkin thingy, please. :D

monster 06-20-2010 03:31 PM

didn't take one yet. It needs fire then glaze then fire.....

Elspode 06-20-2010 10:07 PM

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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