1 Made two grenadilla wood piccolos this month. This one has silver plated keys the other one sterling keys. May be the only two I ever make but it was a fun project and this one is already sold.
2 Making Lip Plates
3 Wm. S. Haynes piccolo in for overhaul.
4 Here is one of my flutes in Bb with low Bb foot joint. Done and ready to ship.
7 Starting a busy week! 2 Gemeinhardt 4w's a Gemeinhardt 4s and a Gemeinhardt 4ss all for overhaul's and a Yamaha YPS 32 for restoration.
8 Here is an angled head I made for my Bb flute.
9 Vertical head joint. Now to test it out to see if it plays in tune correctly.
10 B.T. Bertrem 30 degree C flute Head joint ready to ship. Silver plated with Hand sculpted emboucher.
11 Another Eb ready to ship.
12 Lip engraving on one of my headjoints sterling with 14k riser.
13 Very nice Tom Green flute with Drelinger head in for service
14 Making head joints tonight. One for a C flute with 14k riser and an all sterling for a Bb flute.
15 62 Armstrong
16 62 Armstrong
17 62 Armstrong
18 Composit piccolo head joint made for a sterling silver conical bore piccolo ready to ship.
19 D foot for C flute made for a customer.
20 Roy Seaman signature in for overhaul.
21 Now offering a D Footjoint for the Bb flute. These will work on mine as well as the Vintage Emerson Bb's.
22 Here's a custom flute made to order for a customer. It has no rings and brushed sterling silver unplated body with sterling head and 14k riser. The barrel and box are German silver and the keys are silver plated and polished.
23 New engraving on one of my sterling heads with 14k riser.
24 Very nice Tom Green 14k flute in for a yearly service. Tom is a great Flutemaker and a great friend always willing to answer any question I have.
25 Here's one of my sterling C flutes ready to ship.
26 Two headjoints ready to polish. Now time to pad the flutes that the belong to.
27 Bb and Eb about ready to polish.
28 Polishing keys for C flutes today.
29 Starting a Bb flute with lo Bb foot!
30 Here's a picture of a piccolo I made last year. The piccolo body I found in my grandfathers shop. It was a sample that Roy Seaman gave to him 30 or 40 years ago. It is an old rolled tone hole style. I took it and decided to make the keywork. I made two heads for it one in nickel silver the other in grenadilla. I had made a few plastic and wood heads for vintage Haynes piccolos with conical bores. The clients seemed to like the metal and wood mix so I went with it on this one.
33 Here is a pic of my Bb flute compared to a c flute and an alto flute the Bb is in the middle.
34 Getting a 30 degree C flute ready for plating.
35 Up late working on a low Bb foot joint for a Bb flute.
36 Vintage Louie Lot flute in for overhaul! What a well made flute true craftsman!! I love working on these old flutes!!
37 Tom Green alto flute Murry system. This beautiful flute is getting cleaned and adjusted this week.
38 B.T. Bertrem B flat flute #2 ready to ship. Going to Sherry Lee dealer of fine flutes. She will have it available to try at the Flute show in Denver CO this weekend!!
39 Happy to announce that Bb flute #1 sold yesterday!! Thanks to Sherry Lee Flutes for being a dealer and helping me with the sales of my flutes!
40 Deford bass flute up next. Emerson is almost 85 years old and still making flutes. I proud to call Em my grandfather and thank him for teaching me so much over the years!
41 Handmade Tom Green flute with Straubinger pads on the bench and ready to pad. Tom is a local maker that makes very nice handmade flutes.
42 B.T. Bertrem Bb #2 on the bench ready to pad.
43 One of this weeks projects a vintage wood E. Rittershausen flute my guess is from the 1920's. beautiful well made flutes from pre war Germany love working on these.
44 Here is a picture of B.T. Bertrem B flat flute #1 for more info call me at 574 339-2430.
45 Beautiful Tom Green flute with convertible B/C foot joint. Overhauled and ready to ship.
46 Very nice Powell flute ready to ship. Has been overhauled with straubinger pads. Very good playing flute!
47 Overhauling a vintage Wm. S. Haynes piccolo.
48 Beautiful Tom Green Flute in the shop this week getting straubinger pads!
49 New addition to shop much bigger than the old one.
50 Bb and Eb about ready to polish.
51 Starting a Bb flute with lo Bb foot!
52 Here's a picture of a piccolo I made last year. The piccolo body I found in my grandfathers shop. It was a sample that Roy Seaman gave to him 30 or 40 years ago. It is an old rolled tone hole style. I took it and decided to make the keywork. I made two heads for it one in nickel silver the other in grenadilla. I had made a few plastic and wood heads for vintage Haynes piccolos with conical bores. The clients seemed to like the metal and wood mix so I went with it on this one.