Native American Flute (NAF) = Rosewood

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I have had many people say that I “make beautiful flutes”. “Thank-you”, I say, “but I do not make Flutes”. “I take a piece of wood and just remove the chips and sawdust to release the Flute that is within”. That being said, if ever you have the chance to rescue a piece of old wood from destruction, please do so. I am very envious of a man I heard about from an East Coast town who happened upon a demolition team tearing down an old house. All of the valuable items had been removed. He saw an old 3-foot long piece of wood that was too damaged to be salvaged, and of no value to the salvage crew. Once he got it back to his shop he was able to cut a plank from it. (Note, a plank of wood that is 1×4 x 24 is perfect for my needs.) What he was able to create was the most beautiful NAF that I have ever seen. It was not his craftsmanship that I marveled at but instead it was this piece of wood that was over two centuries old. It still had life!

I hope tht you liked my Native American Style Flute.
This one is played by the recording artist Scott August
(See his blog, Article 9 at

They actually sound as good as they look.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and look at the photo.
I really appreciate it.
Oh BTW, if you enlarge the photo it’ll show up better.


-- ki-e-ta of

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#1 posted 05-31-2006 06:51 PM

Beautiful work. Rosewood has such great tonal qualities, I bet this sounds fantastic as well.

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#2 posted 06-01-2006 08:59 PM


I like the Rosewood best. However, the are all super looking, and I am sure they all sound very good!


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Mark A. DeCou

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#3 posted 06-05-2006 02:35 AM

Keith: it is a good thing you state that you are married in your profile page, because with those biceps showing in your photo, you’d be getting more action and emails than you probably want. LOL. Another great example of your work. Please post some more flutes when you get a chance. What about a flute rack? You surely have a rack that you could show off.
Mark DeCou

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#4 posted 03-10-2007 01:52 AM

Very nice flute and an interesting story. You should talk to Frank about the inner spirits of wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 04-17-2009 02:49 AM

Very nice, someday i’m going to try my hand at this

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 04-17-2009 03:02 AM

great looking flutes.. same here, when someone brags on a piece, i tell them the good Lord did the hard part.

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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#7 posted 09-01-2011 06:29 AM

Nice flute ki-e-ta, nothing like getting carried away in the sound of a Native flute

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#8 posted 09-01-2011 02:01 PM

It’s a beautiful instrument and I love to hear Indian flutes being played. They have a way of relaxing the mind and easing your troubles.

-- 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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