My First Attempt at Making a PVC Flute (DIY Native American-style instrument)

After making a membrane reed recently, I decided to find out if there are any other easy DIY wind instruments. I found Charlie Mato Toyela's video on how to make a PVC flute and decided to try it on camera. Here is the result.

Intro & Background - 0:00
What you Need - 1:08
The plan - 2:05
Preparing the PVC - 2:49
Cutting the Block - 3:55
Thinning the Splitting Edge - 4:52
Testing & Fitting the Block - 6:03
Sound Test - 7:45
Final Thoughts - 8:42

You can find Charlie's video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abveq6ohPTU

And more flute-related videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwIixlr7C6KWd_Wuec_IXUYgDUC_xvlRr

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Comment by Doug Thorsvik on Thursday

Yet another cool and interesting video Kale! You seemed to pick up the playing technique pretty quickly. So when is the feature length flute song coming?

Comment by Poorness Studios on Thursday
Thanks t-belly. I've still got a lot to learn but... I'm pretty happy with my first attempt.
Comment by t-belly johnson on Thursday

Love these simple builds. Sounds pretty decent too! 

Comment by Poorness Studios on Wednesday
Thanks for checking it out AD. We're both experimenters.
Comment by A.D.EKER on Wednesday

a n other  Bloower! Zoolander ! fun stuff!  you seem to do stuff i joust to do when i was in my twenties !

Comment by Poorness Studios on Wednesday
Thanks Steve.
Comment by Steve Holladay on Wednesday

Nice project!

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