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» Rattlesnake Flutes, Carved flutes

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I should mention about the hawk carving...Each of the joints on the wings, leg, head and tail feathers are able to be moved to another pose. The base of the head has a ball joint that allows me to change heads from horizontal to vertical, open or closed beak. Because I'm lazy and don't want to carve a lot of life-sized hawks; I put more time and energy into one that can be adjusted.Thanks again for all the kind comments everyone.
That is one amazing beast of a carving, Greg! Masterful!

PS I also love looking at people's pics because I can sometimes see people's garden's, and try to identify the plants ... biggrin.gif


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My gosh! That hawk looks real! Excellent work! How long did it take you to make it?

It took me essentially 9 months of pretty constant work. Each and every feather has all the barbules burned in. It also took awhile to make the snake it's catching.
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You do amazing work!


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You do amazing work!

Thank you very much,


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Thank you for the kind words everyone, I appreciate it.
Rick: Thank you for your comments; and I will make you a Great Horned Owl flute before I stop completely.
I don't sell flutes anymore. but I'll make a few when it occurs to be to explore a facet of the making process (like the roost and block on the snake).
I did make a curved rattlesnake; it has a straight bore inside a 2x4 that I made S turns in (I'll add a picture of it along with a few more)
Thanks again.


Love your snake flutes, pararaptor! Maybe it would be fun sometime if someone made like a set or a double flute with the king snake and coral snake together, you know, like some sort of yin yang dealio or something wink.gif

So far, I've only been blessed with one snake flute to keep me company. I've no clue who made it, but i thought it was cute... Yes...i admit... I've added flutes over time due to their cuteness factor laugh.gif and it's a nice flute, just not as detailed as yours or the ones by Mr. Thomas.

I'll try to add a picture, thanks so much for sharing yours though: they're ssssuper!
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I love the snake flutes, your work is amazing.


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Love your snake flutes, pararaptor! Maybe it would be fun sometime if someone made like a set or a double flute with the king snake and coral snake together, you know, like some sort of yin yang dealio or something wink.gif

So far, I've only been blessed with one snake flute to keep me company. I've no clue who made it, but i thought it was cute... Yes...i admit... I've added flutes over time due to their cuteness factor laugh.gif and it's a nice flute, just not as detailed as yours or the ones by Mr. Thomas.

I'll try to add a picture, thanks so much for sharing yours though: they're ssssuper!

That's a fine looking stylized flute you have there; very nice indeed!


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I love the snake flutes, your work is amazing.

Thank you so much.


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