Celebrating our new, solid-boring setup :
This hardwood body of this flute is, now, bored straight through with a 7/8″ Sterling gun drill. It’s one piece with uninterrupted wood grain, not split long-ways, routed, and glued back together (not that that’s bad).
The photos are all of #1 of a run of six, all the same model, finishing about weekly (then drying).
Here is a very basic video with very basic audio of the primary scale and warbling, first dry, then with reverb (come come back and read the spec.’s) :
F#, A=440Hz, standard pentatonic minor scale (primary) built with intuitive cross-fingerings and some second register for extended scales and versatility.
Accent ring made of random, hand-fractured paua shell pieces (a very vivid subspecies of abalone) from a shoebox cache I collected on the beach with Mom in New Zealand 40 years ago. Stabilized with acrylic.
Subtle but Effective Finish:
This flute is not thickly coated or shiny — the thin “drying oils” harden in the wood, not on top. The wood is permanently well-protected and pretty, never thirsty or needing oil.
Also, claro walnut and especially ash like to finish a bit more matte than, say, maple, for me (even after 2 coats of drying oils), which gives it a sassafras-like look.
Use the magnified picture gallery, above, or see sized pics below.
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Shipping is only $10 which means I’m paying some of that cost. They are still shipped in the best pasteboard tube (which cost $6 ea. if bought individually) that can be kept (in lieu of a fancier hard case) for safe travel.