Whittlin' Whistles: How to Make Music with your Pocket Knife

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One of the signature projects whittlers enjoy working on is the whistle, and this book addresses each and every detail of successful whistle making. With a pocket knife and some readily available materials, most of which can be gathered from nature, beginning carvers will produce fun and attractive whistles that they can show off to their friends. Designed to be understandable to both younger readers and adult beginners, the book features numerous full-color instructional photos for each project and provides a ...

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Overview

One of the signature projects whittlers enjoy working on is the whistle, and this book addresses each and every detail of successful whistle making. With a pocket knife and some readily available materials, most of which can be gathered from nature, beginning carvers will produce fun and attractive whistles that they can show off to their friends. Designed to be understandable to both younger readers and adult beginners, the book features numerous full-color instructional photos for each project and provides a strong emphasis on safety and tool care. Featured projects include the classic slip bark whistle, tube whistles, a kazoo, a vuvuzuela, and reed whistles.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A guide to whittling whistles for those who want to create a large array of woodwind instruments for personal use or for hobby. . . . A strong pick for any woodworking hobbyist, highly recommended." —"Midwest Book Review"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610350495
  • Publisher: Linden Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 61
  • Sales rank: 827,886
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Rick Wiebehas been whittling for more than 55 years, and his pieces are in private collections worldwide. He teaches whittling and carving to both children and adults, and has written articles for "Carving Magazine" and "Woodcarving Illustrated." He lives in Westbank, British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Learn to Whittle 1

Chapter 2 The Classic Slip Bark Whistle 19

Chapter 3 Other Fipple Whistles 29

Chapter 4 Reed Whistles 37

Chapter 5 Tube Whistles Without a Fipple 43

Chapter 6 Fipple Flute 47

Chapter 7 The Kazoo 53

Chapter 8 Wilderness Trumpet or Vuvuzela 57

About the Author 61

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