Chestnut Branch Flutes

Creating a flute from a branch is exciting and rewarding, as I see how the wood guides me and listen to what the flute’s voice will be.

Here’s a video with the four Chestnut branch flutes that I just finished making. In the video, I play two of the flutes to let you hear their voices. You’ll also be able to enjoy a short walk in a Florida hammock on a sunny afternoon.

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  1. I can very well imagine how rewarding the experience of making them can be. Making a flute out of wood is something that has been on my mind for years now, but making one out of a branch really makes it unique and gives it personality. Congratulations on your results!

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  2. They are beautiful! 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I do enjoy both making and playing them. A voice of their own.

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      1. You do give me many great ideas! Thanks so much

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  3. Good sound from the flutes

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    1. Thanks, Tootlepedal. They are smaller than a soprano recorder and would go on a countryside bike ride in a pocket or pack. 🙂

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      1. Hint, hint.

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  4. They do have a beautiful sound all there own. Love the stroll through Florida Hammock — can feel the sunshine.

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    1. Aren’t they sweet? It’s starting to get quite hot now, 88F, here. At least the bugs aren’t all out in the heat when one walks through the hammock!

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