Flute undergoes different stages during its manufacturing process. The flute maker has to make sure that the design, sound and other factors comes out to be accurate and appropriate for the individual to play. These are some of the steps involved in the manufacturing of a flute.
- Shaping the Components – There are hundreds of components involved in the manufacturing of a flute. The components may be in the form of a screw or even a tiny pin. The flute maker can change the components of the flute as long as the components are small in size. The small components can also be purchased from a third-party.
- Assembly of the Keys –For assembling the keys, the components need to be immersed in a flux solution. The solution is known to contain different type of chemicals that offer protection to the metal and help during soldering. Only after this, the components will be soldered to form the keys. Other components also require soldering in order for the keys to move freely. After this, the keys are cleaned by dipping into a solution for the removal of excess grease and flux.
- Formation of Tone Holes – The body of the flute consists of tone holes that are formed by either rolling, cutting, soldering or pulling. This step requires precision and careful set of hands making sure that the tone holes are made in proper position.
- Mounting the Keys – After the formation of tone holes, rods are placed to attach the keys with the help of pins and screws. Then springs are used to provide tension.
With the help of manufacturing process of flutes, it has given a huge rise to the French flute music along with other country music.