Flutemaking Photo Gallery

"WITH OUR RICH HISTORY OF INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION, ALONG WITH OVER 350 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL FLUTEMAKING EXPERIENCE HELD BY OUR CURRENT STAFF OF FLUTEMAKERS, WE ARE PROUD OF THE WORK THAT GOES INTO EACH AND EVERY INSTRUMENT WE MAKE. OUR FLUTEMAKERS DEDICATE THEIR CAREERS TO PRODUCING HANDMADE INSTRUMENTS OF THE HIGHEST CALIBER, ONE AT A TIME WITH ABSOLUTE CARE. AS SUCH, EACH OF OUR INSTRUMENTS IS A WORK OF ART AND A HIGH PERFORMANCE MACHINE, RESULTING FROM THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PRECISION BUILDING IMAGINABLE."

Parts Department - Punching key cups out of 14K Rose gold flat stock

Casting Department - Attaching wax parts to a casting tree

Casting Department - Pouring plaster over wax casting tree in a flask

Casting Department

Casting Department - Pouring sterling silver casting grain into the crucible

Casting Department - Heating silver casting grain in the crucible until it reaches a liquid state

Casting Department - Cutting sterling silver parts off the casting tree

Bodymaking Department - Gold soldering of sterling silver toneholes on a 14K Rose gold body

Bodymaking Department - Trimming the footjoint rings to their final length

Stringing Department - 14K Rose gold parts for an all gold flute

Stringing Department - Cleaning up a part with a wheel

Stringing Department - Soldering a spring catch

Stringing Department - Soldering the F kicker onto mechanism tubing

Stringing Department - Individualized fitting of keys onto a body

Finishing Department - Reaming inside diameter of the mechanism tubing

Finishing Department - Trimming a trill cork

Finishing Department -

Finishing Department - Leveling the trill pads with an alcohol lamp

Finishing Department - Final buffing of a silver body tube following peer inspection

Finishing Department - Final buffing of a silver body tube following peer inspection

Headjoint Department - Refining the shape of the riser

Headjoint Department - One of several gages used to check the shape and angle of the embouchure hole

Headjoint Department - Soldering gold crowns for the headjoint

Headjoint Department - Fitting the riser to the tube

Tools of the trade - Grinding wheels

Tools of the trade - An assortment of hand tools used in stringing

58 Dragon Court  |  Woburn, MA 01801 USA  |  ​(781) 935-9522
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