Native American style flutes by Cedar Spirit
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  Hand crafted Native American Style Flutes and totems

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How a flute is born

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Sitting quietly in the cedar woods near my house where I find wood for flutes.
Coming home with wood for new flutes.
The workshop where all the flutes and totems are made.
Splitting the wood
The wood is into blanks, split,the two halves are hollowed, and jointed.
The two halves of the flute are then glued together.
The flute body and mouthpiece are carefully carved.
The holes are drilled, then sized exactly with a woodburning tool.
Each hole is tuned to a chromatic tuner for precise tonal accuracy.
The totem (in this case a mountain lion) is sketched and the resulting shape "roughed out".
Hard corners become curves.
The shape is gradually refined...
The totem is then hand-finished with 5 coats of organic linseed oil and a coat of beeswax.
At last, time to bring a little more music into the world!



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#5 Sunny Day Way, Argenta, BC, Canada, V0G 1B0
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