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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:40 am 
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Hello everybody here.

I haven't been on the forum here much because I've been busy developing a new whistle.

So to give a rough description, the mouth piece in made from brass and Delrin. The same as all my whistles nowadays.
I use a few different woods to make the body, including African Blackwood, Katalox and Lignum Vitae.

The internal bore of the whistle is tapered which is a design I employed to give a better balance of volume (loudness) between both octaves. I also use a method of scalloping, or recessing, the finger holes.
This can provide a bit of comfort but it is very much a tuning device too.

https://youtu.be/J3PToxTZLY8

They are a bit loud but the wooden body provides some mellowness, especially with the 2nd octave.

So check it out here,
http://tommmymartin.wixsite.com/thorntonwhistles

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 3:41 am 
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And, yes there is a tuning slide!

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 9:42 am 
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Lignum Vitae.....are your whistles going to be resin impregnated or heavily sealed both inside and out? Lignum Vitae cracks when used for mouth blown instruments.


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Hi,

Are these available in "C"?


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Paul N.


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 7:01 am 
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Loren,
The Lignum that I use is Bulnesia sarmientoi, which is the Argentinian variety.
Ive made sme prototype whistles from this lignum over the last 2 years and no sign of any cracking.
Mind you, it's a fairly oily wood and moisture resistant so cracking due to wetting and drying is not an issue.
However, it is a brittle wood so I make sure to place slightly longer ferrules on each end od the whistle body for extra security and strength.


Paul, I will have wooden whistles in Eb, C and Bb coming soon.
As well as lower ones in G and F.

Tommy

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What is the price of your new wood whistle with the tapered bore?

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Mr. Nate,
The whistles costs $230 plus $15 shipping within the US .

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How about a B as well Tommy?
Great sound.

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Thanks dunnp!

I'll get to B in time too!

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