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

- drill

- foster bit (I used 7/8 inch)

- bead

- band saw or scroll saw

- knife

- sand paper

- clamps

- pencil

- pen

- varnish

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.

Step 8: Make Noise and Enjoy!

Comments

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offseid made it! (author)2017-02-10

Great project and well-explained!

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-02-12

Thank you for your nice comment!

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Kane Measham-Pywell made it! (author)2017-02-07

Congratulations on being a finalist in the make noise contest

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swill01 made it! (author)2017-01-20

Fun project. I made two of them and will be giving them to my grandkids.

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-23

Nice your grandchildren will appriciate that!

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wannabemadsci made it! (author)2017-01-16

Congratulations on being a finalist in the Wooden Toys Challenge!

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-17

Thank you the same to you! I like your snake

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cdavenport made it! (author)2017-01-12

Such a clever design, so much so that I copied it and printed it in 3D complete with the little ball inside the chamber. As I type this, an additional 10 copies are being printed so that I can give them to a group of 6 year old girls on the occasion of my neighbor's birthday party. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-13

Thats nice! I am glad that I have inspired you!

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Pocal31 made it! (author)2017-01-11

Superb, very nice design and so simple, obvious.
You demonstrate well that simplicity is the ultimate sofistication.
Thank you

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-12

Thank you for your kind comment !

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lazyoaks made it! (author)2017-01-10

Neat , tweet! ;)

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-11

Thanks Iazyoaks

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burnerjack01 made it! (author)2017-01-10

As I recall, if you put a dried pea in the cavity, it should produce s bird-like 'warble'.

I will definitely make thise for the grandkids (this may not be my most popular decision).

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-11

I made a Little video so that you can hear how it sounds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCPxhEeNB3s

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CarinH made it! (author)CarinH2017-01-11

I believe that's what the bead placed inside this version of the whistle is for. :)

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DonnH1 made it! (author)2017-01-10

Thanks for that inspiration Amaries. I'm just wondering if the inside cavity was modified to be smaller if it could be a dog whistle? I could envision an image of my dog instead of a bird on it. Maybe not. I sure like your design.

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-11

What a great idea. send. It would be nice with a picture when you are done.

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jellmeister made it! (author)2017-01-10

Super cute:)

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seamster made it! (author)2017-01-10

Simple and elegant, and a great take on Mr. Ramsey's whistle. Well done! :)

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

Thank you for the compliment Seamster!

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SNEHALCHEVLI made it! (author)2017-01-10

Very Creative. I Like it ??

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

So kind, thank you Snehalchevli

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stumitch made it! (author)2017-01-10

I will do this with my grade 7 woodworking class! Very nice 'Ible!

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

How nice I did it with some students too. Good Luck.

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Yoruk made it! (author)2017-01-10

Quite beautiful !!!

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

I am glad you liked it Yoruk

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pete.hohensee made it! (author)2017-01-10

Does it sound like a bird?

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

That would be nice ;-)

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deluges made it! (author)2017-01-10

Beautiful, refined shape. Neat

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

Thank you Deluges

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rayp1511 made it! (author)2017-01-10

That came out really beautiful. Nice job on the carving too!

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

Thank you for the comment I appriciated it.

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smartrem made it! (author)2017-01-10

It's a very nice little piece of craftsman, I love it! Voted!

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

So kind off you thank you smartrem.

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mrsmerwin made it! (author)2017-01-10

I have been wanting to make a whistle for a while now. I have stumbled upon several sets of instructions this past week. Maybe it is time to try it. You make it look pretty straight forward. Thanks.

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

Thank you mrsmerwin. Good luck och show the result if you like.

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M.Ploeger made it! (author)2017-01-09

Very nice

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

Thanks for the compliment

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gm280 made it! (author)2017-01-09

I really do like your project. Creative and really a neat idea. Bravo sir bravo.

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-10

Thank you!

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southern79 made it! (author)2017-01-09

Awesome project. Very nice.

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Amaries made it! (author)Amaries2017-01-09

I am glad you liked it.

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