How to Make a Whistle From Elderwood

by JohnLee Gain


  • 1 Knife
  • 20 Centimeters Elderwood
  • 3 Centimeters Wooden stick
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Go out and find yourself a fine elder.

    Step 2

    Cut a piece of elderwood, 1,5cm thick, about 20cm long. Also cut another piece of wood. It's not important what kind of wood as long as it is hard.

    Step 3

    Get rid of the soft inside of the elderwood, except for about 5cm at the end. So your whistle isn't fully open.

    Step 4

    Cut a V shaped form in your whistle. 3cm from the front.

    Step 5

    Cut the other wood as shown on this picture. Make it exactly as thick so it fits nicely the inside of your whistle.

    Step 6

    Put the piece you just cut in the front of your whistle, it's ok if you can see it appear through the v shaped hole.

    Step 7

    Optional: make a small hole in the bottom of your whistle so you can change the tone.

    Step 8

    Whistle along!