1 - grounding bar (look in the electrical part of your hardware store 3"x 5/16")
1-shim or piece of wood 3 1/2" long x 3/4" x 5/8"
1 block of wood 9"x 5 1/4"x 1 1/2"
2 -screws about 5/16"x 1 1/2"
for the kalimba keys:
1 -package of metal barrettes (look in the craft section for hair accessories)
or you could try harvesting metal from an old rake.
or you could use bamboo skewers for kalimba keys.
thin metal from bobby pins or aluminum cans because it doesn't make a good sound.
Optional wood mallet:
bamboo skewer, and one wood bead that fits the skewer, glue.
1 -xacto or carving knife
metal bits for carving, sanding
Step 1: Directions
Mark holes. Pre drill the wood. Stack the grounding bar on top of the shim that is on the wood. Screw together.
Prepare the barette keys:
Bend the metal barretes open to form a v shape. You need a variety of lengths so you will want to break some by bending and pressing open to fatigue the metal.
If you use bamboo just insert through the grounding bar and screw tight.
Step 2: Carving
Draw design with a pencil. Use a xacto to score along the details. Use dremmel bits to carve between the lines and around the edges.
Use sandpaper around the edges.