I have a "recycled" item
Jan Mussler (EC92@AOL.COM)
Fri, 5 Sep 1997 15:54:15 -0400
I work for a music (as in instruments, not records, so don't ask) store, but
one thing we've used in dens since I was a Cub were Xylophone keys. It first
was my father who got a connection at a manufacturer, and back then they were
willing to give away the rosewood that wouldn't hold a tone right.
Nowadays they're lots stricter and have even found ways to make some "dead"
keys ring, so there aren't so many available anymore. But on my desk is a pen
and pencil mounted to a key and at home everyone had a canoe paddle slide
made from leftover keys.
The reason I bring it up is that, if you look at a Xylophone key's shape, it
looks like you couldn't use it for anything. Put it in the hands of a Cub and
give him some materials and catalogs to play with and you'll be amazed at
Same thing for the Coke bottle lamps they made as Webelos. A dad with a glass
bit, some brown stone for inside, corks, and a little wire and lamp fixtures
were all they needed.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City