Native American Style Flute (NAF) = bubinga

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Native American Style Flute (NAF) = bubinga
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I start out with a 1×4 x 24 board and rip it to get two 24” blanks.
Then I router out a Bore and glue the two halves together.
I use a Spokeshave to get it round and end up getting it concert tuned.
Each Flute takes about 60 hours.
I wrote a Shop Manual on how to make the NAF.
I sell that book as well as my flutes on my website.

To fully apprciate the photo, you will want to enlarge it.

Thanks for looking.

Kind regards,
Pronounced: KEY-EH-TAH

-- ki-e-ta of

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#1 posted 05-31-2006 06:53 PM

Another beauty.

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#2 posted 08-02-2007 10:18 PM

Interesting website, thanks for posting.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#3 posted 08-02-2007 11:12 PM

beautiful—and the photo is wonderful. Perfect selection for the background

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 08-03-2007 01:08 AM

Absolutely a masterpiece in woodworking and woodworking art.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#5 posted 08-03-2007 04:33 PM

Wow! Just beautiful!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 08-03-2007 06:37 PM

Wonderful. And I bet it produces sweet music too. Well done.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#7 posted 09-22-2016 12:59 AM

Son of a gun!

I was reading an old old western a couple of years ago and stumbled upon some interesting things, namely, the term “Cherry Cows”, and I eventually found my way to your website.

What a small world, that I’d end up finding you on LumberJocks hitting that “Roll the Dice” button.

You do some great work with your flutes.
Next time I’m in your area I’ll have to check it out in person.

Great work and beautiful flutes!!! I can’t thank you enough for actually caring to tune them. I find so many are just quickly manufactured and sound horrible, or aren’t intended for anything than something to put on a shelf. I love that yours sound so great.

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