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A Tiny Stainless Steel Whistle

Posted in metalwork, Toy Making, Whistle Making on September 20, 2010 by Jim

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,

Jim

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