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Played this one a bit today -- it was just an experiment and I messed up one of the holes because I don't have the right tools for carbon. But I simply put some coatings of lacquer over it and it plays great. I like how I can feel the air vibrating, more so than on other flutes I made, probably because of the hardness of the carbon tube. It weighs just slightly over 120 grams. The head piece is of slightly thicker material -- the tube has 1mm, the head 1.5 which helps evening out the octaves. I don't think I will make another one from carbon but it was a nice experiment.
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Hello everyone! My very first Irish flute just arrived and I couldn't be more thrilled! From David Angus, the wood is called Mozambican Newtonia and it looks gorgeous. And well-oiled. I added a pretty rosewood fife to my basket as well, why not! Included a maintenance guide which I will learn by heart.

Looking forward to learning about embouchure and getting some notes out. Just a few minutes at a time right?

Thanks to this board for leading me to David Angus's website!

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What an amazing thread! Thank you all for sharing!

When I get back home after the vacation I will share my own collection :)
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It has been a while since posting on C&F, thought I would stop by and say "Hi"!
I have not did a Wooden flute build for nearly 12 years, mainly focusing my attention on repairs and restorations of the classics, R&R, Pratten's and Nicholson"s to name a few... Rubbing elbows with these long dead makers, I have been able to absorb a lot of their knowledge about flute making, so really never stopped making. It was nice to break out the reamers and get back into it, I had started a few flutes, so have some roughed out, which helps speed up the process.

This my latest flute build, it is based on a late model Rudall Carte flute that I own, I cut a "Wylde style" rounded oval embouchure with a 5.5mm deep chimney embouchure, makes for a deep rich tone, this also was quite popular with the American flute makers, that preferred deep chimneys on their embouchure cuts. In fact, I was working on a Firth, Hall and Pond, and it was almost an exact match to my embouchure, even though I saw it after the fact, maybe that was subconscious?
The boxwood is from England, rings are black water buffalo horn and sterling silver. A friend does glass fusing, gave me the glass used for the crown, I thought, "why not add some bling?"
I think, one of the best flutes I ever made, so lightweight with the unlined head joint, and responsive!
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beautiful flute jon !!! i also really like the other Boxwood flute you made.
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