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Project by madburg posted 03-19-2017 01:12 PM 908 views 2 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My niece plays the flute rather well, and was bought a silver Japanese Muramatsu flute for Christmas. I suggested that I made here a special case to house it.

The case is made from American black walnut, with a book matched walnut burr domed lid and is lined with a cobalt coloured goat skin. It has the Muramatsu logo on the front, and on the pair of catches which I took of her old case. Her initials are on one end.

Forming the interior was harder than making the main box. With only the old worn case to copy, and take sizes from, I’m waiting to see if the flute fits when I deliver it later this month.

IT FITS LIKE A GLOVE!!!!!!!!

-- Madburg WA





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Eyal

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#1 posted 03-19-2017 01:30 PM

my oh my what a beautiful case! no doubt this is modelled after andrew crawford’s work. very very nice.
Eyal

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RogerBean

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#2 posted 03-19-2017 02:08 PM

Lovely. Just like all your work.
Roger

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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Redoak49

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#3 posted 03-19-2017 02:09 PM

A beautiful case…excellent work….someone will really like this.

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madburg

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#4 posted 03-19-2017 02:13 PM

Right in one Eyal. I did a course with Andrew down here in Western Australia a good few years ago and that’s influenced my work ever since!

-- Madburg WA

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david38

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#5 posted 03-19-2017 02:46 PM

beautiful work

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Longcase

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#6 posted 03-19-2017 03:23 PM

Nicely done.
Keith

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Jim Rowe

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#7 posted 03-19-2017 03:26 PM

Beautiful flute box. I thought there was an influence from Andrew Crawford in it. Your niece is lucky to have such a talented uncle!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 03-19-2017 04:07 PM

This flute case is a real beauty. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Handtooler

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#9 posted 03-19-2017 04:41 PM

Absolutely magnificent! So very well constructed, and I am an avid endorser of Balack Walnut and Pecan. One can’t do much wrong with either. Salvage of the latches was a super save.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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socrbent

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#10 posted 03-19-2017 08:00 PM

Beautiful. I envy your skills.

-- socrbent Ohio

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DonSol

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#11 posted 03-19-2017 09:11 PM

Beautiful, I’m sure she will treasure that for a long time.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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Gary

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#12 posted 03-19-2017 10:26 PM

Sweet!

-- Gary, Florida

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leafherder

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#13 posted 03-19-2017 10:40 PM

Exquisite, sure to be cherished for years to come – and be envied by other musicians who do not have such talented uncles.

-- Leafherder

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NormG

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#14 posted 03-19-2017 11:27 PM

Beautiful case. Before I read it was a flute case, I thought is was a casket. Looking at it on my cell phone screen

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Druid

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#15 posted 03-20-2017 12:42 AM

Looks beautifully crafted. Very nice.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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