In memoriam: Jack Thomas, 1930 - 2015. A Korean war veteran, accomplished woodcarver and flute maker, Jack also received numerous local, state, national and international awards in archery. He was a wonderful man, and we miss him greatly. He loved sharing with and teaching others his many talents, especially archery and flute making.

Jack graciously allowed me to display some of his flutes here. Click on the image to see a larger version. Click here to see close-ups of some of Jack's fetishes.

Note: these are actually playable flutes! Very good playing flutes, in fact. These flutes are presently in the hands of collectors, and are not for sale. No animals were harmed in their creation....





Basswood, F#, acrylic paints, polyurethane.


Basswood, "F", glass eye, acrylic paints, polyurethane.


Brazilian cherry body, basswood axe-head, "E", teak mouthpiece, ebony end cap, brass hob-tacks, polyurethane.


Basswood, 'E', 7-figures (T'bird, Raven, Bear, Frog, Beaver, Killer Whale, Cormorant), 4 1/2"-walnut Humpback Whale fetish, acrylic paints, polyurethane, marble exhibit base.


Carved basket weave, basswood E flute with a carved walnut mallard duck decoy fetish. It has a nice tone and plays both pentatonic and diatonic scales, on pitch. without cross-fingering. Click on the images above to see a larger version.


Aspen, Bb, cedar block, walnut end cap, acrylic painted design.



"Hawk LittleJohn Commemorative Flute", mahogany, 'E', stylized walnut hawk fetish, burned-in portraits painted with acrylics, burned-in name and 4-hawk head ring, polyurethane.



"Lowery Begay - Hoop Dancer", mahogany, D#, 3 burned-in and acrylic painted detailed portraits of Lowery dancing, regalia designs burned and painted, log-text name.



Basswood, D#, relief-carved oak leaves and acorns (Al Stohlman patterns), walnut end-cap, single-piece squirrel fetish, carved acorn beads.



Walnut, 'E', carved walnut Lotus flower on lilypad, burned-in cherry blossom design, acrylic paints, polyurethane.



Walnut, 'E', carved walnut Lotus flower on lilypad, burned-in cherry blossom design, acrylic paints, polyurethane.

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