3rd NAF

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Project by imallchalkedup posted 05-26-2011 04:37 AM 2026 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I took someones suggestion, not sure if it was in here or another forum but I filed down the bottom half of the flute around where the two chambers come together and made this flute a little more stream line. I really like the results and will do all my flutes this way now, I tried some dye on this one, which almost looks like paint but its not, the wood is maple and the block is made from african darkwood. I gave this one several coats of acrylic poly. End result, the flute sounds really good and I like it the best so far, I think I will make this one my personal flute but my 4th is on the way. :)

Pics are under Ron stadlers flutes in album.

-- RStadler

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#1 posted 05-26-2011 04:42 AM

Ron, your’e on a role, these are just getting better, nice bit of carving, I like this one :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 05-26-2011 02:31 PM

I’ve never seen a flute quite like that. What is the purpose of the darkwood piece? Does it do something to help or enhance the sound? I am a musician and I am always curious and interested in different types of musical instruments.



-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#3 posted 05-26-2011 02:31 PM

It sure looks nice. If it sounds good, I’d say you its exceptional.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 05-26-2011 04:48 PM

Very nice!

-- christopheralan

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#5 posted 05-26-2011 04:59 PM

Absolutely beautiful. What key?
Tell me what you mean by filing the bottom chamber, if you might share the info.
I am starting on #5. No lathe, handmade ki-e-ta style. Walnut in key of A minor.
This flute should be your own!!!!!!!

-- RusticBru of Utah,

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#6 posted 05-26-2011 11:21 PM

The blackwood on top sits on top the flue area and diverts the air from the slow air chamber across the sounding hole, it is also used as a decorative piece on your lathe, they call this piece a block, bird and also been called a rest I believe.

If you look at my other flute Rustic, its a little bulky around the underside of the flute and I shaved that portion off on this one making it level all the way across the bottom section of the outside of the flute. And this is another G flute, I’ll probably stick with them for awhile and then try something different. That’s cool that your doing your with all hand tools, that takes a lot of patience and hard work.

-- RStadler

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#7 posted 05-27-2011 01:52 AM

Beautiful looking flute.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#8 posted 05-28-2011 02:14 PM

Wow Ron !!! These are totally amazing. I like the look of the bottom shaved off much better and I really like the saddle block design.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#9 posted 06-05-2011 11:40 PM

What a Great Looking instrument!!

Thanks for Sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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