Tools of the Trade

I interrupt the chronological flow of my flute-building project in order to show you some tools of the trade.  I was going to just pull flashy, high-resolution images off the web until my husband pointed out that I’d be violating copyrights, so here are photos taken by my very low-resolution camera of the actual tools I’m using to create this flute.  And other interesting things you might find in the wood shop.

woodpile

The wood supply at the workshop in Delft


lathe

a lathe, used for turning the wood

gouges

a row of gouges and skews, used to shape the wood while it is turning on the lathe

gouge

gouges and skews, close up

files

a row of files used for smoothing out surfaces; can be used by hand or on the lathe

more-files

files, close up

sandpaper-rolls

sandpaper and drill bits, improvised tools used for undercutting the holes on the flute

calipers

calipers, a sliding ruler to measure all sorts diameters and distances