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Kalimba 3 by rcdog Kalimba 3 by rcdog
Kalimba made with Maple and Walnut. Filler work till my band saw is fixed.
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cre8tivesoul13 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just awesome! Niiiiiice! :)
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rcdog Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Thank you. I got lucky with the wood on this one.
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cre8tivesoul13 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm envious. A small chunk of figured maple like this one would cost a kidney here, in Oz! lol :D By the way... Did you get your band saw fixed?
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rcdog Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
I get lucky at the wood store with the end cuts. I just pick up a 4"x 8"x 24" of very figured maple for $20. Its just the draw of the dice when they have small blocks. Yes, I machined new bearing guides for the for the poor thing and re-sawed some walnut to test. I would like to make a kalimba for myself, but I'm trying to finish a harp.
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cre8tivesoul13 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously! You're building a harp? I'm also currently working on one, but nothing real fancy... No harmonic curve nor thin veneer soundboard. I'm just building a prototype based on an old Pictish design (very geometric). I bet yours will look awesome! Can't wait to see it! :)
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rcdog Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
The harp I'm working on is a prototype too. This one will have a sound board made from Blood wood and Sapele. (my wood store had a sale on Sapele). I had to get the old band saw working so I could cut the rest of the wood I needed. Hope to see some pics of yours when your done.
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cre8tivesoul13 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ditto in regards to yours, mate! :) Can't wait to see what you've concocted... Blood wood and sapele... Should look really awesome!
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SilverSoulArtist Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love how all of your work is hand made =) It's beautiful!!
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rcdog Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thank you, I enjoy making things, but I fill I cheat a little. ( The wood grain does most of the work.) I get lucky with some of the color in the wood.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student General Artist
The engraving is a nice touch.
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rcdog Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Thank you, I was hoping it would show better in this pic though.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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CarpeDraco Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Very nice, I can practically feel the silky finish on that! Also, I love how the wavy, flowing grain on the top piece is echoed in the wolf figure in the corner.
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STUMPITUPWoodworks Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
BEAUTIFUL!!! :D
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rcdog Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thank you.
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Winterous Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Looks fantastic!
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rcdog Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thanks.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional
cool

How does it sound?

I want to build one but do not know where to start
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rcdog Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thanks. It sounds great. There not hard to make, just a box and I use fishing tape for the keys.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional
cool
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