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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, November 23, 2021

Some Old, Some New, as well as some Healing elements


This instrument is built primarily from 50,000 year old New Zealand Kauri. The additional woods include Bethlehem Olive, Cedar of Lebanon, and a diamond cut of SE Asian amboyna burl set into the sound chamber. Inlaid stone work includes 70-130 million year old dragon skin ammolite, from the Bear Paw Alberta formation, labradorite, hematite, Brazilian mystic topaz, Iron pyrite, turquoise, and hematite.

…..I need you folks to routinely visit my Querencia Woodwinds Facebook page, as well as my blog, accessed from my website, to become back porch ambassadors for my work. Nobody on earth builds an instrument like mine..except a couple of guys in Ukraine/Russia, maybe. Also leave a comment about what you like, or more importantly, what you don’t like about my work, so I can move in a direction that will generate flute sales. Thank you. Life remains in turmoil. Stay safe, cautious, and vigilant.


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