QUOTE(harper @ Jan 21 2013, 05:40 PM)
The Totem should come right off once you un-wrap the leather ties.
Thanks Harper, but I don't have any troubles removing the totem. Its more a case of aesthetics. I chose a specific totem, non animal, and received an animal design instead.
From what specklesophie says, it sounds like a totem that is crafted for a flute even after the original flute has been finished will probably still fit given it is made by the same maker. I'm guessing that the necessary width of the block would be familiar to the maker so it shouldn't be a problem to get the totem I wanted without having to return the flute to the maker, is that right?