Before you begin making a flute, there’s a lot of stuff you’ll need, more stuff you’ll find useful, and yet more stuff which just makes life a little easier. Then of course, you’ll need the right wood. Now – it’s true that given a stick and a good knife, you can probably make a pretty […]
As promised, I’m starting my series of posts about making Native style Flutes. Here is the list of posts in the series. 1. Stuff you need, and Wood. 2. Understanding your Flute 3. Selecting a Bore and Preparing the “Flute Blank” 4. Marking and Routing. 5. Cutting the ramp & flue. 6. Cutting the True Sound Hole; […]
OK folks I’m sorry but the only people who were even looking at this were people I knew already – the idea of bringing lots of new people in by updating content daily failed. I’m no longer hoping to complete a year of daily photos because of that and also because I couldn’t always find […]
This bird design was inspired by ones I’ve seen from other makers all over… I rather like it.
When using the lathe, you can make the walls THIN…
Further progress being made on the maple flute – Work on the lathe is now done.
Sometimes you have to use a chisel to cut the ramp and flue… and you have to be ACCURATE.
Errrr – NOPE.
Well today I’ve been shaping a new Maple flute – and came up with a new idea for detail.
So… here we go again after a seven day hiatus due to my day job! Sadly it’s with bad news about the branch flute… 🙁