Introduction: How I Made Kalimba
I had seen That some people make homemade kalimbas aka thumb pianos.
I decided to make some kalimbas.
Step 1: How I Started to Make
First someone in family drunk tea. There I got tin can. Then I cut aluminum rods and one bigger rod.
I drilled holes on can, rods and bolted rods on can.
Next I tested keys for my kalimba. Hair clips was too thick and didn't sound good.
Metal saw blade braked under tension. I found laying a round some mini hands saw blades.
Saw blades sounded best.
I wanted to make kalimba for my 5 years old brother for birthday . I started to make new one. I find little oval tin can.
I realized that I need to make saw blades safe for kids. I Removed blade grains and sanded smoother edges.
First one was 1 day work . Another one was again 1 day work.
Tools I used
6.Small clamp vise
Things I used
3.Bolts and nuts
5.Mini saw blades
Finally I used guitar tuner to tune kalimba tins.
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