How to Make a PVC Native American Style Flute
How to make a native American style flute from PVC with pictures.
A PVC flute is quick and easy to make, and it sounds pretty good too. It is also practically indestructible, and waterproof, so it is great for traveling.
To make a PVC flute, you will need an 18 inch piece of PVC. I used a ¾ inch piece for my first one. You will also need a PVC coupling joint for the size of your pipe, a wine cork, a tube cutter or saw, a drill and an x-acto knife.
Start by cutting a four inch piece off the eighteen inch pipe, so you will now have a four inch pipe for the anterior air chamber and mouth piece and a 14 inch piece for the flute body.
On the flute body piece of PVC, drill a hole ¾ of an inch from
the end then another very close to the edge
Use an x-acto knife or a box cutter to cut out the material between the two holes.
Use a small flat, needle file to bevel the edge of the first hole.
Insert a ¼ inch slice of a wine cork and move it about halfway down the slit.
Place the PVC coupling joint on the end drill the note holes down the length of the flute body.
I used my hand width from the end of the flute for the first hole and my index finger
width for the measurement between holes.
Now insert the four inch piece into the other end of the coupling joint.
Make whatever adjustments needed to the cork and avowal, you have a flute.