PHILIPPE BOLTON, RECORDER MAKER

Bilingual home page (recorders etc.)

Medieval, pre-baroque, and baroque recorders

 Version française
Home page 
Recorders page


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


Click here for a video showing how the recorder is bored on the lathe with one these drills.

There are also 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

Previous page

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

Bilingual home page (recorders etc.)