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Cricket Xylophone Plan

Item #: 29432
$7.39
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Overview

Our Cricket Xylophone Plan shows you how to make a cricket that can really chirp out a tune. As it rolls, its legs bound up and down and its antennae double as hammers. Makes a great gift for kids, or they can help you out with the project. Full-scale patterns make the scroll saw work a breeze - just glue them onto the wood and cut them out. Chosen from among the most popular plans in the Woodworker's Journal, this selection includes plenty of full-color photographs, a detailed exploded view, materials list, and step-by-step instructions.

Components needed: (Sold Separately)

  • 1 set 34149 - set of xylophone bars
  • 7 pks 21691 - 7/32'' Hole Maple Axles plan uses 20 each.
  • 1 pk - 3/4'' Diam. Hrdwd Balls plan used 2 each.
  • 2 pks 21725 - 11/32'' Hole Maple Axles plan uses 6 each.
  • 1 pk 65805 - 2 1/2'' by 3/4'' Treaded Wheel uses 4 each.
  • 1 pk - 1 1/4'' by 1/2'' Treaded Wheel uses 2 each.
  • 1 pk 20545 - Screw Hole Buttons/Walnut-1/2" plan uses 2 each.
  • 1 ea 21493 - 2'' Diameter Hardwood Ball
  • Note: if you intend to build this project for use by children, please make sure you follow current governmental safety guidelines for the country, state or jurisdiction in which you live. For the USA, current guidelines can be found at the Consumer Product Safety Commission website: http://www.cpsc.gov/ While efforts are made to design this plan to safety guidelines, no guarantee is made that this plan is current with the particular regulations or guidelines of your governmental jurisdiction.

Tech Spec

Weight (lbs) 0.1000

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I'm probably biased in my 5-star...

John H from Delaware, OH Posted June 8, 2012
I'm probably biased in my 5-star rating because I designed it. It's extremely gratifying to see that so many folks have enjoyed it as much as I did. Although the original had tuned wooden plates, I've built several with your metal plates and have been very satisfied with the results. For the latest version of my cricket xylophone, who happily resides on our coffee table, I stretched the plan from 1 to 1-1/2 octaves and reverted to wooden plates. I did this because my wife wanted to play Chopsticks and a 1-octave range isn't quite enough.

Very nice. I like it.

zollie s from McMinnville, TN Posted October 21, 2008
Very nice. I like it.

Except for an error in a...

ROBERT W from Franklin, WI Posted February 19, 2008
Except for an error in a hole location for the wings, the plans were excellent. I used maple for the body, Purpleheart wood for the head, rear and wings, and African Padauk for the legs. The contrasting wood colors made the final product a little more special. The sound produced was good except for one flat sounding bar.

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