Once the keys and mechanism are built and fitted to the body, the mechanism components (keys, mechanism tubing) are sent to the polishing room. The body and foot joint are polished at this time as well. The keys go through a pre-polishing step followed by two additional polishing steps. Between each step, the keys are cleaned in the ultrasonic cleaner. In the photo compilation below, you will see the the polishing process with Alex polishing the body and footjoint, and Galina Lavrishina polishing the keys. Galina is also the finisher for this flute, so we will take a closer look at the finishing process with her next week...
Video Clip 1: Powell Artist Paul Edmund-Davies
J.S. Bach - Sonata In A maj, BWV 1032: III.Allegro
J.S. Bach - Sonata, BWV 1031 (Arr. Michael Langer): III. Allegro