PHILIPPE BOLTON, RECORDER MAKER

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MAKING A RECORDER: SPOON DRILLS


Spoon drills are traditionally used by wood turners for drilling deep holes on the lathe. They are therfore commonly used for boring woodwind instruments. Here is a set of different lengths and diametres.

spoon drills in a recorder workshop

There are two films (in French) here, in which these tools can be seen in use.


These 18th century spoon drills come from the page in Diderot & Dalembert's Encyclopédie (18th century) dedicated to tools for making woodwind instruments.


18th century spoon drill
18th century spoon drills

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Philippe BOLTON,
22 Le Grand Portail, F-84570 VILLES-SUR-AUZON, France
TEL : +33 4 90 61 86 11

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