The wood is cut directly from fallen Aspen trees and taken straight to the lathe. The trees are found at a specific location in the mountain forests of Idaho.
The Airflow System
The airflow system directs air from the player into and through the flute in such a manner as to require minimal playing effort and learning time. It also responds nicely to overblowing.
It requires time and patience to master the creation of one of these flutes. In such, many of the flutes are discarded because of an error in precision or a slight irregularity in the wood. Therefore, only the quality flutes are held for distribution. Each of these completed flutes brings forth its own unique beauty and personality.
The artwork, which wraps completely around the flute, is laser etched into the wood. The artist designs, initials, and dates his art. Then it is converted on the computer for etching.