Having finished on the lathe, it’s transferred to the vice to have the final shaping done.
The ramp has been rough-cut and now needs smoothing and levelling…
This is the bandsaw – an incredibly useful piece of kit which I use an awful lot.
Turning at 30,000 RPM, this Router Cutter cuts the semicircular channels in the wood which end up being the bore of the flute and the slow-air chamber. As you can imagine it’s a little bit scary!
This truly beautiful flute plays in “A” and is made of oak. The bird (my best carving to date) is in cherry.
The Bird (or block, or fetish) of the flute is ready to go on…