Sassafras Wood is one of the best domestic wood species to build a Native American Flute. Besides the pleasant spicy smell, it's deep wood grain, and interlock tones of Almond Brown and Cream colors makes for a pleasant building experience. Sassafras has a hardness close to that of Oak, and resembles it's grain patterns. However, the sound that comes from Sassafras is a soft pleasant, yet haunting tone like no other domestic woods.
Sassafras Color/Appearance - Heartwood is a medium to light brown, sometimes with an orange or olive hue. Color tends to darken with age. Sapwood is a paler yellowish brown, though it isn’t always clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Overall, Sassafras bears a strong resemblance to ash.
Workability: Easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Sassafras also has good dimensional stability once dry. Glues, stains, and finishes well.About our process:
Our exclusive CNC designed flute blanks are like no other. CNC routing significant increases the accuracy of cuts, allowing our blanks to achieve much tighter tolerances and providing you with an air tight attractive flute blank with minimal effort.
Due to the smooth movement and consistent speed of our CNC machines, each blanks sound chambers typically require very little sanding on the inside. Some wood species varies in that the grain will stand up more than others. However, our experience is a flute blank that requires minimal effort before glue up, allowing you to get to the fun part of putting character into your flute.
All of our CNC flute blanks come with precision cut blow holes, slow air chamber, exit holes, focus channel, true sound hole, and sound chamber pre-cut for you. Only light sanding, minor shaping of air holes, and carving the "Cutting Edge" is required by you before glue up.
Our exclusive slow air chamber ramp (SACR) design allows for smooth consistent air flow all throughout the windway and across the cutting edge. What this means is your flute will produce a clean, clear, sound with reduce effort compared to that of traditional flute designs.
Perfect centering alignment of our Blow holes, allow for consistent airflow into the SACR and increased back pressure providing a rich clean tone.
- 24" Total Length
- 3/8" Blowhole
- Approximately 1-7/8" Wide by 1-3/4" Height when glued together
- Single 7/8" Bore Sound Chambers
- Pre-cut Blowhole, SAC, Exit Hole, Focus Channel, True Sound Hole, and Sound Chamber.