How to make a wood whistle

Woodworking is a great way to create unique and interesting items to have around the house or to give as gifts. One of the most popular woodworking projects is a wooden whistle. This project is relatively simple and can be completed in just a few hours. With the right tools and materials, you can make your own wooden whistle that will produce a nice sound.

Materials Needed:

-Wooden Dowel: Choose a wooden dowel that is at least 1/2 inch in diameter and at least 6 inches long.

-Tape Measure


-Utility Knife



-Drill Bit: You will need a drill bit that is slightly larger than the diameter of the dowel.

-Wood Glue


-Finishing Materials: You can choose whatever type of finish you would like to put on your whistle.


1. Measure and mark the dowel. You will need to measure and mark the dowel at both ends. On one end, measure and mark 1 inch from the end. On the other end, measure and mark 4 inches from the end.

2. Cut the dowel. Using the utility knife, carefully cut the dowel at each of the marks. You should now have two pieces that are 1 inch and 4 inches long.

3. Sand the ends. Using the sandpaper, sand the ends of each piece until they are smooth.

4. Drill the holes. Take one of the 1-inch pieces and drill a hole in the center. The hole should be slightly larger than the diameter of the dowel.

5. Glue the pieces together. Apply a thin layer of wood glue to the end of the 1-inch piece and insert it into the end of the 4-inch piece. Use the clamps to hold the pieces together until the glue is dry.

6. Finish the whistle. Once the glue is dry, you can finish the whistle however you would like. You can paint it, stain it, or leave it as-is.

7. Enjoy your whistle. Congratulations, you have now made your own wooden whistle! You can enjoy your new whistle and impress your friends with your woodworking skills.
1. Begin by selecting the appropriate type of wood for the whistle. Hardwoods such as cherry, walnut, or maple are best since they are less likely to break or crack.

2. Cut a piece of the wood into a rectangular shape with the dimensions of 4 inches by 2 inches.

3. Measure and mark a 1/2-inch wide strip along the length of the wood.

4. Using a saw, cut the strip out.

5. Using a drill, make two small holes in the center of the strip, one on each end.

6. Sand the edges of the strip and the holes to ensure a smooth finish.

7. Using a file, shape the strip into a whistle shape. The edges should be rounded, and the end should narrow to a point.

8. Insert the strip into one of the holes and secure it with glue.

9. Insert a reed into the other hole. Reed materials such as bamboo or plastic can be used.

10. Blow into the whistle and adjust the reed as necessary for desired sound.

11. Sand and finish the whistle as desired.

Make a Homemade Whistle Easily – Step by Step Guide

Materials Needed:

– Plastic straw

– Scissors

– Masking tape

– Pen


1. Take the plastic straw and cut it into two equal pieces, each about 1 to 2 inches long.

2. Place one of the cut pieces of straw into the other and secure it with a piece of masking tape.

3. Take the pen and roll it so that it fits snugly into the straw.

4. Secure the pen in place with another piece of masking tape.

5. Hold the whistle up to your lips and blow into it. You should hear a high-pitched whistle sound!

This guide provides an excellent introduction to making a wood whistle. The step-by-step instructions are clear and easy to follow, and the illustrations are helpful. With the right materials, this project can be completed in just a few hours. I would recommend that anyone looking to make a wood whistle follow this guide and take their time to ensure that the finished product is of the highest quality.
1. Start by selecting a piece of softwood, such as pine or cedar, that is long enough to create the length of the whistle you desire.

2. Measure and mark your wood for cutting.

3. Drill a hole in the center of the wood that is slightly bigger than the size of the whistle mouthpiece.

4. Cut the wood into two pieces, making sure to leave enough space for the whistle’s mouthpiece.

5. Carve out the inside of the whistle to create the desired pitch.

6. Sand the entire whistle to ensure a smooth surface.

7. Apply a sealant to protect the wood from moisture.

8. Insert the mouthpiece into the hole you drilled and glue it in place.

9. Test your whistle and adjust the pitch as necessary.