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How do you make a silent dog whistle?

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Silent dog whistles can be made from carving willow branches. The branch used should be about 3/4 inch thick and 8 to 10 inches long, cut at an angle.

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How do you make a silent dog whistle?
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  1. Trim the branch

    Prepare the branch by finding a section with consistent thickness. Trim the branch to 8 or 10 inches. Cut one end so it is at an angle.

  2. Create a small hole

    Using the knife, cut a small hole in the top of the branch. This can be done by pushing the knife into the branch slowly. The result should be a hole the size of a pen head.

  3. Remove the bark

    Remove any bark from the branch, but keep it one piece. This may reduce the overall size of the whistle to about 6 inches.

  4. Create a mouthpiece

    To allow air into the whistle, cut a circle near the tip of the angled edge. The circle should be cut around the bark. Cut a small shaft in the mouthpiece.

  5. Carve a trench

    Cut a shallow, round trench on the top of the whistle. This trench shouldn't be more than one-fourth of the total depth of the branch.

  6. Reapply the bark

    Wet the branch and reapply the bark so the sound from the whistle is reduced.

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