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8 Bar Xylophone Bars

Item #: 34149
$10.99
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Overview

A fun, easy project for the young woodworkers and musicians in your life! Includes eight bars for a pleasing one-octave musical scale. The finished xylophone can be as simple as a plank of wood with felt strips to support the bars, or it can be spiced up with exotic wood and a custom shape. Hammer it together and hammer out a tune! Instructions included.

  • Made from 0.075" thick x 1" wide steel
  • Deburred for complete safety
  • Zinc plated for a durable, shiny finish
  • Wood and hardware sold separately.

Tech Spec

Manufacturer Part Number CPO201
Weight (lbs) 0.5500

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The xylophone bars have pretty decent...

Terry S from Eau Claire, WI Posted September 24, 2010
The xylophone bars have pretty decent tones for the most part and are acceptable for a child's toy. I have to echo the comments of Dennis from Hollywood regarding the plan. I had problems similar to those he experienced. In addition, I made a change in the leg assembly to the body. When I first assembled it per the plan, the leg separated often when I pulled it across the floor. So - I re-drilled the the body for a 1/2 dowel across the entire body while considering the length needed for the original spacer. Since I already had a 1/2 inch dowel in the leg, I re-drilled that for a 1/4" dowel, glued a length of dowel in and inserted it into a 1/4" hole drilled into the end of the new 1/2" leg 'axle'. In addition, I used plastic washers for all mating rotating pieces. These were made from a milk bottle with the hole cut out using a standard paper hole punch and then cut into a circle with scissors. I've done this on other toys and have found they seem to help the rotation and scraping sometimes experienced. All-in-all, a fun project. AND, my granddaughters LOVED it! That's the real payoff and reason for doing any of this!

Very nice project for the Grandkids....

Ron T from Waynesboro, VA Posted February 26, 2008
Very nice project for the Grandkids. I'll likely order a couple more. Works great.

I was pleasantly surprised to see...

Mike D from MD Posted November 16, 2007
I was pleasantly surprised to see these show up on Rockler.com. These are tough to find; for building a marble tower contraption I was just about to buy a xylophone from a toy store for twice the price, just to disasemble it. I gave these a high rating based on the price. Stamped metal, the edges could have been filed a bit. I'll have to do that before letting the kids use them. Wished the holes were smaller.

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