I love a challenge. Sometimes, I build things just to see if I can do it. That's how I started making Native American Style Flutes. The woodworking was fun, but the frustration soon set in when my first flute made no sound...or simple put, chose not to speak. It took more patience than I can normally muster to learn what was needed. But, patience paid off, and I began to understand the secret of sound produced in these traditional designs. My first flute was made from a Dogwood branch I had been saving for some time. Dogwood is very difficult to work, but the results are worth the effort.