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I read about square bored Indian flutes in a library book, thought I'd try one.

 

I started by turning the mouthpiece.

Since I planned to round the outside, I made the walls 1/2 thick.

After cutting the transition holes between the Slow Air Chamber and the Sound chamber, I clamped a board to the bottom and tried it.

No sound whatsoever.

I'm going to try again with 1/4 wood and leave it square.

I usually make the walls 1/8 - 1/4 thick when I make a flute.

 

Any suggestions?

This is a no-brainer, pardner....the #1 Selling Book on how to make the Native Flute is at www.CherryCows.com

It is #1 for a reason....you'll see.

Also, the author offers a 100% money back guaranty....if you follow his techniques, and don't end up with a really good flute....you keep the book and he rebates your $.

mordacai

Pretty cool Charlie, hope you can pull it off.  Keep up posted.

But does he give instructions for a SQUARE bore flute?

I've been making Indian flutes since 2005.

I'm trying something new - making one without a router.

 

Charlie,

Nope, the instructions for making a Native Flute at www.CherryCows.com is for making them traditionally (out of wood and/or stalks).

However, this web link below is a great place to discuss Native Flute Making:

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/basic_naf_making/

Once you get signed up there, go to the FILES section and look up "How to build a simple flute".

The fellow who posted that, shows exactly how to make a square bore flute.

It is 12 chapters.

Good luck....

mordacai

and on that Foreumm a fellow has



Charles W. (Charlie) Brown said:

But does he give instructions for a SQUARE bore flute?

I've been making Indian flutes since 2005.

I'm trying something new - making one without a router.

 

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