What is a pre bored flute kit?

This is our most basic flute making kit. It requires a lot of woodworking skill to complete and is not a good choice for a novice woodworker.a picture showing the two diffrent kinds of pre bored kits. One with fipple holes cut and one without. If you are looking for an easier project, try our Pretuned flute kits. If however, you want to try your hand at flute making, you will truly feel accomplished after making a flute from one of these kits. You will do almost all of the work, including gluing, tuning, shaping and varnishing. We provide you with precisely milled and bored blanks, and you do the rest.

Is a Pre bored kit right for me?

This is our most basic flute making kit. It requires a lot of woodworking skill to complete and is not a good choice for a novice woodworker. If you are looking for an easier project, try our Pre tuned flute kits. If however, you want to try your hand at flute making, you will truly feel accomplished after making a flute from one of these kits. You will do almost all of the work, including gluing, tuning, shaping and varnishing. We provide you with precisely milled and bored blanks, and you do the rest.

What is involved in making a pre bored kit?

This process is rather lengthy to explain so take a look at the instructions that come with the kit here for a more complete idea of what is involved.
To make this kit you will have to cut the fipple or “sound holes” (unless you by the kit with sound holes precut) glut the blanks together, dry, sand off excess glue, pre drip fingering holes using one of the included templates, tune the flute by enlarging the fingering holes, shape and sand the flute and finally apply 4 coats of oil or water based polyurethane (we recommend oil based as it tends to look better)  

Supplies list:

  • An Exacto knife (not needed for kit with fipple holes cut)
  • TightBond II wood glue
  • Pinch clamps (about 8)
  • A small hand plain
  • Sand paper in grits 60,80,100,120,150,220
  • Oil based polyurethane varnish
  • Shop paper towels
  • A shotgun swab (to remove excess varnish from the inside of the flute)
  • A small bottle for squirting varnish into the flute or a poly pipe tube for dunking the entire flute in varnish

Click here for varnishing instructions

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