|Project by drbyte||posted 2430 days ago||1194 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is my 10 flute since starting about 3 months ago. This is a wild cherry with a hand carved Cedar ‘bird’. I created it by using my DVR-XP as a hold with a carriage mounted router to cut the excess wood away thus lessening the severe sideways sress/flex that can occur on a long hollow spindle. The carriage mounted router rides in a cradle mounted with steel wheels on two tracks parallel to the bed of the lathe. I’ll post pics of that setup if anyone interested. I have been making bowls and pens for years. The Native American Style Flute is so captivating, and it can become almost an obsession after the first one.
-- Dennis, WV