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Location: Hermosa Beach, California, United States

After building flutes for a number of years now, I sneeze sawdust, and it scares my cat. That being said, it is however an absolute drop dead, no joke passion for me. When I'm not eating sawdust, I'm searching the entire planet for the most beautiful, exotic/bizarre woods, and gemstones I can find. I plow every dime back into purchasing these items, in addition to a few margarita supplies....... I don't follow, or pretend to understand a lot of the cardinal rules of flutemaking, and the end product seems to indicate I'm better off for it. PLUS, I continue to make great friends on a daily basis, most of whom possess humbling talent. ...Ya won't find that working at a carwash, even if it does pay better.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021


Huangana Negra remains one of my favorite tone woods in building flutes. This started out tuned to F#m, but became a Gm after adding the stylized snake tuning hole at the far end. Amboyna burl, old growth redwood burl, mappa burl, box elder burl, with addl. accents of African garnet, Mexican crazy lace agate, labradorite, Sleeping Beauty mine turquoise, abalone and hematite. and a little rawhide wrap.....Stay Covid cautious, and play nice with one another.


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