Native American Flutes

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Project by joey posted 09-22-2007 02:30 AM 1739 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been carving and playing Native American flutes for some time now. this one I carve from a salvaged piece of Douglas fir while I was recovering from back surgery. I like carving different bird heads on the ends of my flutes, but the eagle seems to be everyone favorite. I use cedar and walnut sometime to make flutes, but for the sound Douglas fir is still my favorite wood to use.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#1 posted 09-22-2007 04:33 AM

This is real art. Very nice.

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#2 posted 09-22-2007 04:40 AM

Nice work !! Good carving

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 09-22-2007 09:06 AM

Real nice piece.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 09-22-2007 11:32 AM

SO beautiful.
I like the eagle.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 09-22-2007 03:32 PM

Thanks everyone, these have always been some of my favorite projects to make, I think of them more as mental health therapy project, than I do woodworking. Later this fall I will making a run of these that I plan on turning on the lathe, this will be the first time I have tried that, I have seen a lot of other flute makers turn theirs, but I have never had to opportunity to try.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#6 posted 09-22-2007 04:35 PM

Nice work

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#7 posted 09-23-2007 03:16 AM

Overall, a beautiful piece. I think you got the eyes perfectly – they seem to almost be alive.

-- Robb

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#8 posted 10-12-2007 08:09 PM

Hey neighbor…

Love the flutes. I would like to try one some day.

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#9 posted 11-11-2010 07:07 PM

That is nice.
How is the sound?

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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