Shaping on the lathe…
Glued up and in the clamps overnight… shaping tomorrow!
The cutting begins!
Marked up and ready to begin…
An arty shot showing a walnut flute with thread wrapping, just after being waxed.
You may remember some time ago that I posted the first in a series of posts which talk about how I make these wonderful instruments, where I talked about shaping the flute. Today I’m going to show you something of how to make the basic body of the flute – which is actually one of […]
I thought it would interest some of you to see some of the work that goes into making these flutes – so once in a while I’ll post up a little piece which shows a random bit of the flute making process. Today I’m going to cover shaping the flute – it starts life as a long square […]
Finally, I have got into gear, and have begun work on 2012’s first flute. This flute is being made with some design changes suggested by a new, but very dear friend of mine called Waonze… and it’s also being made from a Japanese Acer tree (a pale softwood which is similar in appearance to pine) […]