When using the lathe, you can make the walls THIN…
Further progress being made on the maple flute – Work on the lathe is now done.
Sometimes you have to use a chisel to cut the ramp and flue… and you have to be ACCURATE.
Well today I’ve been shaping a new Maple flute – and came up with a new idea for detail.
So… here we go again after a seven day hiatus due to my day job! Sadly it’s with bad news about the branch flute… 🙁
There’s a privet bush at the end of our drive which regularly needs trimming… today I took this off – and decided to make a flute with it. It’s going to be a while drying – the ends are capped with beeswax.
Cutting a slot for a thread binding is not always an exact science, even on the lathe.
You can’t put a round hollow wooden thing into a vice. Nuh-uh. It squashes and splits. So – you cut a “V” into a couple of bits of wood, line the Vs with old leather, and use THEM to grip the flute in the vice. Now it’s being held from all sides and can’t squash […]
While it’s being made, a flute’s potential for beauty is only dimly visible.
A friend of ours came to our house and made her own flute under my tutelage.