Introduction: Make a Bird Whistle
In 2013 made Steve Ramsey a whistle. He got this idea in his turn from Carmen Salamone. You can check out how Steve Ramsey (a very happy man with many fine woodworking ideas) made the whistle in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c3gjv-qrl0
I changed his concept in a bird. A bird whistle…….
Step 1: This Is What You Need
- 3 pieces scrap lumber, I used birch 1 is 2cm ¾ inch, the thinner parts are about 0.5 cm
- wood glue
- Steve Ramsey free template which you can get here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5c3gjv-qrl0
- foster bit (I used 7/8 inch)
- band saw or scroll saw
- sand paper
Step 2: Ok There We Go: Glue the Template
Look at Steve’s film this will make it easier for you to understand this instructables. Glue the template on your 2 cm piece. If you want to make a bird whistle change the template into a bird.
Step 3: Drill the Hole
Clamp your pieces on the drill table and drill the whole with a 7/8 foster bit.
Step 4: Cut Out Your Whistle
Cut out your whistle.
Start with the “body”, then the tiny opening on the top and at last the top. Remove your template.
Step 5: Glue and Cut Out the Sizes
Glue the templates or your own template on the 2 thinner plates and cut out with your scroll saw. These pieces can you cut out in a bigger shape.
Step 6: Nearly Done
Glue the 2 sides on both sizes of the whistle. Take a bead put it in the hole before you place the upperpart on your whistle. Now comes the most difficult part: to get some sound. You have to have patience and try again and again, but in the end you will succeed. Mark where you have to glue the upperpart remove it and glue it back.
Step 7: Sand and Carve
Sand the outside and mark the “body” of the whistle. Carve the bird and sand the whistle smooth.
Apply varnish in the end.