This started out as a simple enough project, but turned very frustrating. I predicted that tuning the keys would be tricky, so I decided right from the beginning that I wouldn’t drive myself mad about obtaining perfect pitch. This was intended to be a toy xylophone, after all.
What I didn’t foresee was the challenge of attaching the keys to the frame. I spent hours trying many different methods, most of which left the keys producing dull thuds or rattles. In the end, I achieved fairly good results by using felt and velcro. But I am sure there are much better ways to hook them on.
I can tell you with certainty however, that padauk wood sounds great!
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