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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.
"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…"
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
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