'CherryCows' Native Flute - Birdseye Maple

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Project by kieta posted 09-01-2011 04:53 PM 3849 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

(WOW – I just got an email yesterday from this group for the first time in 5 years! Seems, that somehow my account had been put in limbo by the system….glad to be back! I have updated my profile.)

This Native Flute is made of Birdseye Maple. The second photo shows the Fetish-block that sits on top of the flute, and it is made of American Red Oak and African Paduak.

You can see more at my website

I do not actively make flutes for sale….pretty much just make them for myself and as gifts.

I do, however, teach how to make the Native Flute and how to play the Native Flute.

I’ll post a few more photos soon.

Great to be back….

-- ki-e-ta of

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 04:55 PM

Great to see you back. That is a really nice flute. I will check out your web site.

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#2 posted 09-01-2011 05:03 PM

weird, I just stumbled across a site yesterday that has a bunch of tutorials and one was how to make one of these. I never even knew they existed until then. Yours looks a whole lot better than the one in the tutorial.


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#3 posted 09-01-2011 05:43 PM

Great flute Kieta! Glad to see you back! Have you done any more updates to your flute making guidebook lately?

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 09-01-2011 05:44 PM

Glad to see you here. This is a beautiful flute. I’ve been very interested in making flutes recently. I’ll check out your website for sure.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#5 posted 09-01-2011 06:15 PM

Yes, I continue to update my books and I send out ‘free’ updates to all of my students.

Currently, the beginners book on how to ’make’ the Native Flute is the #1 selling manual on flute makng in the world….and I thank the thousands of folks who have bought it for that.

My latest endeavor was to finally complete (after 2 long years) my Video Series on ”How To Play The Native Flute In 6 Weeks”. Again, that is instruction for someone who has never played a musical instrument before.

Lots of fun writing these manuals and videos. Great hobby, in addition to my Native Flute making woodworking.

I hope to retire from my regular J.O.B. in 5 years and then I can really get rocking&rolling on all of this fun stuff!

Stay tuned….

-- ki-e-ta of

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#6 posted 09-01-2011 06:33 PM

I have your Flute book, how do I get the updates?

-- Dennis, WV

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#7 posted 09-01-2011 07:03 PM

Howdy Dennis….and first of all let me say thank you for supporting my books….I sincerely appreciate it.

The ”kieta Native Flute Making Manual” (intended for beginners/intermediates) is now complete and there have been no more updates.

The ”kieta Shop Booklet” (intended for advanced flute makers) continues to evolve and I post free updates on our Basic Flute Making Forum:

The most recent chapter was Chap 37, and was about laminating different types of wood for the Fetish-block.

PS – I just posted another project here on Lumberjocks about my CherryCows Spokeshave Mule (draw-knife bench). Take a look at it.

Stay tuned….

-- ki-e-ta of

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#8 posted 09-01-2011 11:00 PM

Very nice a member in our turning club has purchased your plans and has made serveral flutes now. They sound awesome. Thanks.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 02-27-2016 07:53 PM

Just ran into one of your manuals and was interested in what you’ve been up to. Please recall we exchanged some wood for knowledge a few years ago. I was wondering if you had any pics of flutes made from that wood. Still have the yucca flute. Best wishes, spj

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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