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March 25, 2012


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Any progress on your flute making? I've wanted to try (and once I did more than 10 years ago) but I haven't had much success. Just curious if you have any advice to pass on!


Not since this: http://moeticae.typepad.com/mi_contra_fa/2012/09/whistle-update.html

Some combination of PVC not being a good stand-in for bone, me not being a good carver, and not getting the fipple right - not sure exactly which is the driving factor, there.

I'm thinking my next step ought to be to use something like a turkey leg bone (fairly easily available) to try to make a 1-note signal whistle. That'll tell me if I'm doing the carving right.

Or maybe bamboo? Something with a thinner wall than that PVC, definitely.

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