|Project by drbyte||posted 05-25-2007 03:15 AM||1726 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is a key of G, pentatonic tuning, 3/4” bore about 15” long, and 21” overall. It is steamed Beech with a cedar bird, my trademark bird, a ‘campfire’. (Firefighter—Campfire—FIREsong—get it?;-) ) It has lambskin ties. Several coats of hand-rubbed lacquer for the finish. I made this one to keep for myself as 4H camp is coming up in about 2 weeks. I’m going to teach flute making, but we will use 3/4” PVC pipe for the kids’ flutes, not enough time for wood the first time out. Maybe next year I use wood for any student that makes a PVC model this year. This one has the best sound of any yet, very clear and smooth. The beech is a real dream to work with too.
-- Dennis, WV