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How to make a wood train whistle

Here’s how to make a 4-toned train whistle made using a scrap piece of a 2×4 board. These make great stocking-stuffers or gifts. Kids love them. This is also a good project to make if you have limited tools. All of my sawing could easily be accomplished with a hand saw. ———- To get started, here is a PDF with the measurements I used: —————- Woodworking For Mere Mortals. Easy woodworking projects every Friday. Subscribe to WWMM and never miss a video! Website: Facebook: —————-
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24 Responses to “How to make a wood train whistle”

  1. wa4aos says:

    I’m betting you were the class clown???? LOL

  2. Antonio Olivares says:

    jajajaja I saw an Ed Edd & Eddy character at 2:10 jajajajaja nice job Steve!

  3. jefferson cereno says:


  4. J Tregidgo says:

    Thanks for video Steve! As always have a nice day.

  5. legoman2126 says:

    Like if you noticed Plank at 1:25-1:32

  6. Douglas Harter says:

    Great whistles. Especially the last little one.

  7. rtaz440 says:


    I tried making this but couldn’t get but one of the many holes I drilled to whistle. I messed with different “reeds” to no avail. I am thinking because i didn’t drill the holes as square as may need to be. any tips?

    thanks for the videos!

  8. logan lance says:

    how can u cut the fortyfive degree angles without a bandsaw

  9. Nguyengj says:

    good lord Steve I’m glad I found your channel thanks for your sharing your woodcraft expertise. Possible to make a how to make sliding doors like closets and stuff would be nice. Thanks again very educational channel.

  10. kevinbusdriver1 says:

    Hi, you don’t need a drill press for most projects it just makes it easier to drill, i don’t have a drill press but that doesn’t stop me doing hundreds of projects with kids.
    The whistle on my channel was made with a hand drill, and i got two of them for 5 dollars second hand.

  11. RQ7BShadow says:

    Santa made one of these for my 3 year old son. It was by far his favorite thing. Thanks for another great project!

  12. ZZAKON says:

    High times… ;-)

  13. Carl Jacobson says:

    I’ll make one next week Levi,

  14. Björn Lind says:

    man I can watch the beginning of this video over and over, it never ceases to crack me up haha!

  15. Levi Woodard says:

    please make a video of that Carl. ~Levi

  16. DawgYankee says:

    Belated Merry Christmas Steve!! Man, I sure wish I saw this train whistle vid b4 Christmas…a great stocking stuffer for sure!! Well, guess I’ll make a few for the New Year!! This vid is really freaking awesome…thanks for sharing all your wood working skills and talent with us and for being just a great regular type of guy!! God Bless for 2013 and keep the super vids coming!!

  17. BTom16 says:

    This has to be one of the most fun projects I’ve watched in a long time. Thanks, Steve.

    … but it seems a bit dangerous. What if a youngster blows the whistle causing someone to jump in an effort to get away from the train, hits the counter, knocks off a slice of bread which lands on the floor, peanut butter side down. If the person cleaning up the stuck bread is allergic to peanuts, they could easily break out in hives.

  18. Jake Enns says:

    It’s fun watching you try to restrain laughter. The rest is good too.

  19. tocarli53 says:

    Excelente , gracias Steve saludos desde Argentina . Great Proyect !!!

  20. Spooke O'Rielly says:

    Steve, you never cease to entertain me. keep up the great videos man!

  21. Stingray7667 says:

    holy shit the memories! I remember these as a kid

  22. Bill Connelly says:

    Good stuff Steve, think I’ll make a couple for the grand’kids… THANKS!

  23. GingerGamer13 says:

    At 1:26 is that Plank from Ed Edd n Eddy?

  24. Benjamin Mitchell says:

    Loved this project made 4 as gifts for some kids on my list

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