Dedicated to creating quality flutes that reflect your personality through hand selected woods like Amboyna Burl, Aromatic Cedar, Black Cherry, Black Walnut, Black Willow, Jarrah, Maple (curly, spalted, burl), Myrtle, Narra, Western Red Cedar, Padauk, Alaskan Yellow Cedar Burl, Ancient Kauri, Buckeye Burl and many more. Currently I am taking custom orders, focusing on making a special flute for you based on your needs. Each flute is taken through a process that ensures it will call out to you. Contact me for details All flutes are created by Jim Davis soley

Friday, February 23, 2007

Low G BHF Finished

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I applied the final finish and polished it up today, I normally finish my flutes is tung oil with a beeswax finish but this time I thought I would try a high gloss clear coat finish polished to a glass like finish. The pictures do not do the finish justice.

Visually it's very stunning and I like the look of the high gloss finish really bringing the colors and grain of the wood out but I'm torn because it gives the flute a "plastic" like feel. With the tung oil and beeswax finish it retains that wood feel that I like, keeping the connection with the spirit of the wood. I guess it's a sacrifice either way giving up one for the other.

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