|Project by daruco||posted 06-27-2016 06:35 PM||730 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Learned so much making these (the first six ended up firewood). Fascinating to figure out how to channel the air in, out, across, over, and onto the so-called “knife edge” that splices it ‘just so’ that somehow magically creates a clear, pure tone. I think these may be the most fun, most satisfying projects I’ve ever done.
Bear and horse flutes are walnut and maple. Dolphin flute is butternut with curly maple totem. Totems are hand-carved and dremeled. Just butcher block oil for finish given where the mouth goes. I beeswaxed the walnut flutes to give them a bit of a shine, but decided against doing so for the soft butternut, whose tone was so breathy I couldn’t bring myself to coat it with anything.
-- dave : vermont