I finally finished this (crude) replica of the Jorvik pan flute today. The original artifact, made of boxwood, was found at Jorvik and dates to the 10th century. Mine is made of apple wood from a branch that broke during a storm.
The size of mine is a little off, but it's pretty close at about 9.6cm tall x 6.1cm across, and 1.8cm thick. It's mainly a bit thick (the original was 1.1cm), but that seems okay. After all, the original was broken (one edge split off), and probably discarded in antiquity because it was unplayable, so mine should be more durable. Though the spacing of the holes is a little tighter, making it somewhat difficult to use. The tuning is also a bit wrong. It should play the first five notes of the A major scale, A B C D E (top A to top E), but instead plays A B B Db E because I accidentally drilled the C and D holes too deep. But that's okay - a little wax in the bottom will fix it, as soon as I figure out how to get it down there. I'll have to get a hold of some beeswax to make it authentic. I think I also need to do some work to the top edge because it's really hard to get it to sound.
The hole at the bottom is used to hang it on a leather thong, which I can put around my neck and easily play it without having to take it off. I guess the original was probably carried the same way, but if so, the leather has long since decayed. It's offset because it would run into the sounding holes if it were centered. It's already pretty close to the D hole (second from the edge). The holes are longer than I thought they'd be when I first saw the original, and the space inside is well-used. The lowest hole, the A hole (teehee), extends down to less than a centimeter from the bottom edge.
Edit: Just so you know, the gouge in my finger is from shaping this piece with a rasp. Those things hurt. Also, it is still kind of dusty, and I taste wood whenever I blow on it. Sawdust makes me thirsty.