I spent two days carving the Block ( Bird ) out of Tiger Maple, it is an Eagle Head and I liked the Tiger Striping in the grain of the Maple, so I decided to not do a real detailed carving of feathers on the head so the nice patterned grain would show.
The entire Flute is fashioned out of some very nice Cherry Wood and is tuned to the Key of G.
Tiger Maple is a very hard wood and difficult to carve by hand so that is why it took two days to carve.
Click on any of the photographs below to enlarge for a better view.
Close up view of the carved Eagle Head of Tiger Maple
Flute as seen from the end that you blow on
( notice there is some dark showing on the Eagle head and a greenish tint at the very end of the flute, that is from poor lighting while photographing it, there is none of this color on the actual flute )
View of the other side of the carved Eagle Head
Note the striped pattern of the grain