Traditional flutes of today, beauty of wood
Here is the simplest case : Renaissance flute.
A great piece of wood is reduced to a
small squared one which is made round.
The bar is pre-drilled with a small special drill, and drilled with
a long ¾ drill. The shavings are blown away by a compressed
air jet because they can move the tool, and cause random faults
of precision and surface smoothness.
The tube is then re-dimensioned, re-centred.
Tenon and mortise for the flute in two pieces are machined
with greatest care.
Holes are drilled, deburred, softened, with same the care