My woodworking club has a competition each year called ‘The Super Foot’ and entry costs a small fee and all entrants get a piece of wood equivilant to 12×12 x 1” (even though Australia is a metric country) to make whatever they can dream up. You cannot use ANY other timber than the super foot but using fittings and assorted other non timber items is allowed.
I will post some of the finished items next month after judging as there are normally some really amazing efforts.
I have decided to try and make an Native American Indian Flute having been inspired by a trip to Tucson last year and attending a beautiful dawn ceremony at the hotel I was staying at.
I know the block that sits on the nest can either be very simple or is sometimes in the shape of the local wildlife but I have decided to try and give the flute an Australian flavour with a carved Kangaroo as the block. I had to glue two thicknesses of the timber together and have also had to join the timber to make a good length flute. I don’t have carving chisels so just used my trusty 6mm Marples wood chisel.
I am pretty happy with it so far, I just hope I can get it to play when I’m finished.
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