Below are photographs with explanations of each, click on any photograph for a larger and better view of the details.
This Mesquite Wood flute I made has a One Inch bore and also has a block (Bird ) carved from Aromatic Red Cedar, I followed the grain patterns of the Cedar wood to create what I call a "Wind Spirit" ( see at the bottom of this post for close up details ).
Note: Black Mesquite Wood is a rather Rare Exotic Wood, and is Very Hard and close grained, making it very difficult to carve.
This is the Rambutan Wood flute with the" Wind Spirit on it.
Rambutan Wood is a very Exotic Wood from Indonesia.
Rambutan Wood is also very hard and close grained, but has very beautiful wood grain and patterns and is also very difficult to carve.
This Rambutan Wood flute has a One Inch bore and is tuned to the key of E and is a 6 hole flute.
This is the Block ( Bird ) that I carved from Aromatic Red Cedar for the Black Mesquite Wood flute. "Wind Spirit"
Both Flutes were finished with Tongue Oil, several coats, and as each coat was dry I used OOOO steel wool to make it very smooth before putting on the next coat.
I then put two coats of Paste Wax on top of that and buffed to a high gloss.