I left this until last simply because the posts in this series have been long enough, without adding text about the problems you can encounter as you go along. 1. Leaks. If the bore is not completely airtight, the tuning will go wonky, the flute won’t play well, and things will be pretty awful in general. […]
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… 🙁
If you’re in Nottingham and fancy some wonderful Craft stuff – take a look in the new craft store at 62 Station Road, Sandiacre, Nottingham. There’s some flutes there you might recognise…!!
Cutting a slot for a thread binding is not always an exact science, even on the lathe.
Some genuinely lovely grain coming through on this flute…
Some of my flutes on display at a local show…
When you want the flute to perform well, you have to make sure air can move freely inside. That means it needs to be super smooth…