LumberJocks

Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist #1: The Block with an Aussie touch

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by icemanhank posted 08-04-2014 02:09 AM 999 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
no previous part Part 1 of Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist series Part 2: Making the flute »

Hi all,

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.

Cheers

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David



5 comments so far

View Rob Drown's profile

Rob Drown

725 posts in 2557 days


#1 posted 08-04-2014 02:22 AM

Very cool kangaroo !! Looking forward to the flute!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

View Craftsman on the lake's profile

Craftsman on the lake

2409 posts in 2162 days


#2 posted 08-04-2014 10:52 AM

I have and play a native american flute. Looking forward to what you develop. Let us hear it in some kind of video too!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

View flutes's profile

flutes

8 posts in 909 days


#3 posted 08-06-2014 04:30 AM

if you have any problems with making your flute or would like to get some advise on any problems that your having, email me at dhhepler@gmail.com
Dennis

View icemanhank's profile

icemanhank

111 posts in 881 days


#4 posted 08-06-2014 11:32 PM

Thanks Dennis, I may have to take you up on that!

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David

View icemanhank's profile

icemanhank

111 posts in 881 days


#5 posted 08-11-2014 09:40 AM

I forgot to mention, the wood that has to be used is plantation Mahogany.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase