Hand-turning means you can make every instrument unique and I’ve found that the bottoms of the chanters and for some reason, the blowpipe is a place where I’m free-handing without knowing exactly how it’s going to turn out. I happened to have some fairly big pieces of antler so I wanted to leave a big sole on the chanter. This one’s different from all the others I’ve made and the antler itself has a lot of character.
Since I’m learning about silver casting from the jewelry school down the road I’m happy I’ve been keeping all the shavings from cutting silver tubing all these years. This is a handful of silver from cutting the drone ferrules for about nine sets.
Tomorrow I’m on to the drones.