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Dave Owen

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143 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question pan flute pan pipes music instrument project

Although I am not a musician, I think a 22-note, wooden plan flute would be a challenging and rewarding project. Internet searches have yielded the formula for, and numerous references to, tube depth, but I’ve been unable to find information regarding the best tube diameter for each of the notes, wall thicknesses, best wood, instrument curve diameter, etc. I would like to use the key best suited for solo playing, with tubes made of maple, Honduras Mahogany, Cherry, or Black Walnut.

If anyone has thoughts or suggestions regarding such a project, or has the answer to any or all of the above questions, I would much appreciate hearing from you

-- Dave O.


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Bill White

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#1 posted 143 days ago

There was a series on flute design and making produced by the Georgia Assc. of Woodturners.
Check it out.
Bill

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grizzman

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#2 posted 143 days ago

hello dave, glad to hear from you, speaking of flutes and instruments, i have a lot of bamboo here, i want to try making some things with that, and see what i come up with.do you have any input on that

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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alohafromberkeley

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#3 posted 143 days ago

You tube has a lot of info on specs and building of single and stacked instruments. A lot of peoples use cane or bamboo….........Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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Dave Owen

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#4 posted 143 days ago

Thanks for the responses:

Bill, I checked out GA Assoc. of Woodturners. It seems you must be a member – plus – be at the meetings in order to check out their resources.

Grizz, I thought about you as I buzzed down the highway South from B’ham around New Year’s day, but didn’t have time to drop by. If you are interested in having a go at a bamboo pan pipe, Google that term and you will find many websites with info on that (just not enough of the kind I’m in need of). Other than that use I’m afraid I can’t be of much help.

Wes, I should have mentioned looking at dozens of websites having to do with bamboo pipes – but my interest lies only in the wooden ones. Thanks anyway.

-- Dave O.

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alohafromberkeley

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#5 posted 141 days ago

No problem,Dave…..let us know the thicknesses you finally end up using….I’m also curious about the different finishes and how they affect tone and wood movement. I’m kinda toying with the idea of drilling out hardwood dowels for wooden wind chimes…....Thanks, Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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