A Tiny Stainless Steel Whistle

Is there a machinist in the house?

I have a Unimat metal lathe. I prize it because it was my grandfathers. He was a blacksmith and he just about used this little lathe up. It earned its living – if you know what I mean.

A couple hours before bedtime to play tonight and I got the lathe out to see what kind of trouble I could get myself into. So I made this little whistle.

Hand made stainless steel whistle

I dug out a little scrap of 3/8″ stainless rod left over from a jig I made and chucked it right up! Then I discovered what I do every time I use this lathe. I am not a machinist. I need to take a class or get some instruction.

Anyway, I like how it looks. I will like it even more when I get it to whistle 😛

Happy Making,


6 Responses to “A Tiny Stainless Steel Whistle”

  1. Bob Simard Jr. Says:

    I really like the EDC fixed blade pocket knife. Do you make them for sale?

    Bob Simard Jr.
    Chelmsford, MA

  2. Hi Bob,
    I have not made any for sale right now. I can email you if I get some made to sell if you would like.

  3. Bob Simard Jr. Says:

    Please let me know if you do get some made for sale.

    Thanks Bob

  4. Nice Job !
    Use a 35% angle for window and a fipple and this should whistle 🙂

  5. Are there instructions for this project that you might want to share?

    • I’m sorry Robin, I don’t have any instructions for this.
      The project was just kind of a ‘sketch’ where I sat down at the lathe with a scrap and started turning.

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