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Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist #2: Making the flute

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Blog entry by icemanhank posted 08-08-2014 12:40 AM 3222 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Block with an Aussie touch Part 2 of Native American Indian Flute with an Australian twist series Part 3: Shaping »

I have a couple of pics so far. I had to make a join in the timber so I dowelled it together at the block of the flute. I think the next step is to join the pieces together and start shaping the outside. I have heard it is a good idea to finish the inside of the SAC with a waterproof finish to stop any condensation getting in there and ruining the timber but am unsure if I should do this or not.

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



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#1 posted 08-08-2014 04:11 PM

Very interesting blog.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 08-11-2014 10:19 AM

Very cool, I always wondered how it was done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 08-18-2014 03:52 AM

never seen a bevel tsh from on top before, usually the bevel or slop for the edge of the tsh is underneath, but if it works it works.
Dennis

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#4 posted 08-18-2014 06:53 AM



never seen a bevel tsh from on top before, usually the bevel or slop for the edge of the tsh is underneath, but if it works it works.
Dennis

- flutes

As I said Dennis with an Australian twist, we are upside down down here you know. ;-)

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

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#5 posted 08-22-2014 12:56 PM

I have been told to use shellac on the inside and once together flood the slow air chamber with it and pout out the excess to insure the wood does not pick up moisture.

Thanks for the blog !!

I forgot- what does tsh stand for?
I remember that the sac is the slow air chamber.

.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 08-23-2014 07:59 AM

Hi Jim,

TSH is true sound hole, thanks for the shellac tip, I ended up giving the inside of the SAC a couple of coates of laquer prior to glueing together.

I am still milling over where to drill the finger holes, every site I look at has a different set of distances which is getting quite confusing.

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

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#7 posted 12-02-2014 12:00 AM

EMAIL ME AND I WILL HELP YOU WITH MEASUREMENTS FOR FINGER HOLES… dhhepler@gmail.com

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#8 posted 12-02-2014 09:25 AM

Hi Dennis,

I have finished the flute now but thank you for getting back to me. The last page of the blog is here;
http://lumberjocks.com/icemanhank/blog/42305

Cheers David


EMAIL ME AND I WILL HELP YOU WITH MEASUREMENTS FOR FINGER HOLES… dhhepler@gmail.com

- flutes

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

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