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Titre : Player Renaissance flute - Description : Player Renaissance flute

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Titre : preparation of wood for flute - Description : preparation of wood for fluteTitre : square piece of wood for flute - Description : square piece of wood for fluteTitre : flute turning - Description : flute turningManufacture

 

Here is the simplest case : Renaissance flute.

 

A great piece of wood is reduced to a

small squared one which is made round.

 

 

 

 

Titre : flute pre-drilling - Description : flute pre-drillingTitre : flute drilling - Description : flute drillingThe bar is pre-drilled with a small special drill, and drilled with

a long 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.

 

 

Titre : flute boring - Description : flute boringTitre : flute centering - Description : flute centering

 

 

The tube is then re-dimensioned, re-centred.

 

 

 

 

Titre : tenon of flute - Description : tenon of fluteTitre : flute mortising - Description : flute mortising

 

Tenon and mortise for the flute in two pieces are machined

with greatest care.

 

 

 

 

Titre : holes of flute - Description : holes of fluteTitre : finish holes of flute - Description : finish holes of flute

 

 

Holes are drilled, deburred, softened, with same the care

in precision.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Titre : sanding outside of flute - Description : sanding outside of flute