Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: [Woodwind instruments making] making reamers

  1. #1
    Christophe Mineau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    France, Brittany !
    Posts
    696
    Thanks
    422
    Thanked 1,029 Times in 382 Posts

    Christophe Mineau's Tools

    [Woodwind instruments making] making reamers

    Here is my second article about woodwind instrument making, it's about reamers, straight and conical.
    Here again, the information is very difficult to find on the web, I hope this will help some beginner makers.


    I explain two different technics, the one I used before I had a mill, and the preferred one, with a mill.

    In English : Tapered Reamers

    In French : Alésoirs coniques

    In terms of tooling, there are interesting new stuff showed in this article :

    - A spreadsheet for establishing a machining plan for roughing out a cone with steps :
    Spreadsheet

    - How to make any profile reamer, especially when copying an existing instrument, not really conical :



    - My sort of tournebroche for holding the reamer while grinding the flute




    - Very useful info : the fixture for holding the blank reamer for milling the flute.
    Believe me, I have used several of them, this one is the most efficient and versatile for different sizes


    - example of straight reamer, with three flutes:



    - How to sharpen, raise the burr


    - example of finished reamers :
    Last edited by Christophe Mineau; 04-06-2018 at 02:24 AM.

  2. The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to Christophe Mineau For This Useful Post:

    chy_farm (04-06-2018), LMMasterMariner (04-06-2018), Moby Duck (07-27-2018), mwmkravchenko (04-06-2018), nashty1 (07-28-2018), Okapi (07-28-2018), PJs (04-10-2018), rlm98253 (04-06-2018), Seedtick (04-06-2018), Shiseiji (04-11-2018)

  3. #2
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,092
    Thanks
    354
    Thanked 696 Times in 633 Posts


    Thanks Christophe Mineau! We've added your Cone Machining Spreadsheet to our Machining category,
    as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




  4. #3
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,092
    Thanks
    354
    Thanked 696 Times in 633 Posts


    Thanks Christophe Mineau! We've added your Reamer Grinding Setup to our Metalworking category,
    as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




  5. #4
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,092
    Thanks
    354
    Thanked 696 Times in 633 Posts


    Thanks Christophe Mineau! We've added your Flute Milling Fixture to our Milling category,
    as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




  6. #5
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,092
    Thanks
    354
    Thanked 696 Times in 633 Posts


    Thanks Christophe Mineau! We've added your Reamers to our Reamers category,
    as well as to your builder page: Christophe Mineau's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




  7. #6
    ncollar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    293
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 137 Times in 101 Posts
    Christophe
    What craftsmanship, beautiful work.
    Nelson

  8. #7
    ncollar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    293
    Thanks
    20
    Thanked 137 Times in 101 Posts
    La Belle
    You are a master and I love how well you show all your steps.
    Very nice work
    Nelson

  9. #8
    Okapi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    113
    Thanks
    138
    Thanked 75 Times in 44 Posts

    Okapi's Tools
    Thanks Christophe,
    I have a friend, woodturner artist who will be certainly making that as fast as possible, for big pieces it is a really good idea!!!
    Have a nice day.
    Pierre

  10. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 5 Times in 2 Posts

    Thank You!

    Quote Originally Posted by Christophe Mineau View Post
    Here is my second article about woodwind instrument making, it's about reamers, straight and conical.
    Here again, the information is very difficult to find on the web, I hope this will help some beginner makers.....
    I found your method of grinding the flute to be very clever. Thank you for showing us a novel way to fixture the reamer and the grinder.

    Very elegant.
    Many thanks!
    James Parker


    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.



    173 Must Read Homemade Tools

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •