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Charles W. (Charlie) Brown
  • Salkum, WA
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Where can I find dyes and colors? In your local grocery store.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles W. (Charlie) Brown Dec 10, 2012. 2 Replies

We all know about wood stains, only the nearest woodworking store from me is 75 miles from where I live. That's over $100 in gasoline!So, a show of hands, who knows Kool-Aid (without sugar added) can…Continue

 

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Jan 22
Charles W. (Charlie) Brown replied to William C. Shoemaker's discussion What is the best string spacing at the nut for a four stringer?
"Depends on your fingers. Mine are stubby, so I use 5/16"."
Nov 4, 2016
Charles W. (Charlie) Brown posted a status
"I used leftover material from my guitar to make a matching kalimba."
Jul 23, 2014
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Feb 13, 2014
Charles W. (Charlie) Brown replied to rob rundquist's discussion Spinning a reso cone
"We used negative rake cutters on the really soft stuff."
Jan 23, 2014
Sonny Armintrout replied to Charles W. (Charlie) Brown's discussion Making an Indian flute without a router. in the group Builder's Progress Blogs
"I don't understand what you meant by, "I don't tune on the grounds that I haven't met anyone from a tribe that has tuning forks or pitch pipes."  Maybe you are being facetious, but NDNs do have pitch pipes and some…"
Jan 16, 2014
Charles W. (Charlie) Brown replied to Charles W. (Charlie) Brown's discussion Making an Indian flute without a router. in the group Builder's Progress Blogs
"I was presenting an alternate way for those who don't have bamboo or a lathe or a router. I don't tune on the grounds that I haven't met anyone from a tribe that had tuning forks or pitchpipes. How many people are making and…"
Jan 16, 2014
Sonny Armintrout replied to Charles W. (Charlie) Brown's discussion Making an Indian flute without a router. in the group Builder's Progress Blogs
"Charlie, I have made several hundred Native Flutes and sold all over the world.  I have made flutes over the past 50 years of almost every wood imaginable.  To me you are complicating the making of flutes.  It's like the CBG…"
Jan 16, 2014
Charles W. (Charlie) Brown replied to mark koepsel's discussion Hardwood for nut?
"I've had good luck using stabilized wood such as Dymonwood, available from knife making suppliers. Jantz Supply, for one: WWW.knifemaking.com  "
Oct 28, 2013
Ted Crocker replied to Charles W. (Charlie) Brown's discussion Making an Indian flute without a router. in the group Builder's Progress Blogs
"I gotta make one!! Thanks Charlie"
Aug 27, 2013
Charles W. (Charlie) Brown replied to Charles W. (Charlie) Brown's discussion Making an Indian flute without a router. in the group Builder's Progress Blogs
"All that's left is to drill the finger holes. These can be located either from a chart, picking a number and drilling them all the same distance apart, or letting the player hold the instrument and marking where their fingers are.   The…"
Aug 27, 2013
Charles W. (Charlie) Brown replied to Charles W. (Charlie) Brown's discussion Making an Indian flute without a router. in the group Builder's Progress Blogs
"After the glue dries and you have planed, filed, or sanded the outside smooth. whittle or turn the mouthpiece and glue into place. Next, decide where you want the Slow Air Chamber and flatten the top of the flute. (Orange shown). To form the…"
Aug 27, 2013
Charles W. (Charlie) Brown replied to Charles W. (Charlie) Brown's discussion Making an Indian flute without a router. in the group Builder's Progress Blogs
"Add glue to the angled side of each piece of wood. The angle will tend to put the squeeze-out on the inside where you want it to help waterproof the bore."
Aug 27, 2013
Charles W. (Charlie) Brown replied to Charles W. (Charlie) Brown's discussion Making an Indian flute without a router. in the group Builder's Progress Blogs
Aug 27, 2013
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Making an Indian flute without a router.

This blog uses cut strips glued in a circle.Start with the math:How many facets do you want?I use 12 because it's easier to figure.Take the number of degrees in a circle, divide by that number, in this case, twelve.Equals 30 degrees.But since you're only cutting one side at a time, divide that in half - 15 degrees.Set your saw tilt at 15. The angle will cause the material to rise at the blade, so use a hold-down of some sort.The width of the strips can be determined by taking the desired…See More
Aug 27, 2013

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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
By accident
What instruments are you building or playing?
Have built:
Guitar
Mountain Dulcimers
Indian Flutes
PVC Water Pipe Flutes
Kalimba

In the works:
Cigar Box Guitar
Cigar Box Stick Dulcimer

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Charlie Brown, I will be talkin' to you soon. I did not forget. just not a lot of time at the moment.

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http://mountaindulcimer.ning.com/   here charles check this web site out, alot of us here are members there too.

At 12:28am on December 7, 2012, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Charlie, welcome to the Clubhouse!

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