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Cherry Native American Style Flute with Eagle Block

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Project by drbyte posted 05-29-2018 02:49 PM 397 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Native American style flute in key of G. All natural materials. Cherry wood. Flute block base of Cedar (to help absorb moisture from breath) and Eagle (rough as it is) carved from Walnut. I’m not very good at 3D carving yet but I’ll get there eventually. Nice sweet tone and near perfect on the electronic tuner. 6 Holes. Made for a graduation present in June. Approx 3 inch breath hole and 3 inch slow air chamber. 15 inch sound chamber, .75 bore. Multiple coats of Danish Oil on flute body, Mineral Oil on mouth piece and slow air chamber/flue area. Flat glass beads in colors indicating Native American Directions, White for north, green for south, blue for east and black for west.

-- Dennis, WV





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DMiller

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#1 posted 05-29-2018 07:43 PM

Very Nice!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 05-30-2018 02:14 AM

Nice looking flute, Dennis.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-30-2018 01:53 PM

This is a wonderful musical instrument and will make a great gift.

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

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#4 posted 05-30-2018 03:24 PM

Thanks all you guys!

-- Dennis, WV

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