It happens at every convention I am a guest at.
Thank you, Mike!The flute was a complete custom non playing Prop. Made of brass rod and alum. turned on a lath. The box was plexiglass sheet construction with plastic hinges. The details were 3 layers of styrene sheet hand cut to those shapes and glue on top of each other. The foam was black case foam with sliver spray on it.
Got to love it when the guy who helped make and handled the real one is told he is wrong about what it was made from and how it was made....lol
I take no offense. No harm No foul. I do understand that some will not have access to some of the tools I have. I am just putting the information out there to help. You can use it or not that is up you, The individual making something. Use what you have and make things as best as you can.I never said Mike was wrong. Not intentionally. But I do not have a lathe or any tools for shaping aluminum.
I do have a penny whistle with the right number of holes. I have puttied over the seam on the underside and will paint it as close to golden brass as I can. I have figured out a way to paint the silver rings around the finger holes. I have chrome silver tape to simulate the silver tube section and the silver sides of the mouth piece. I also have white embroidery thread and a white tassle from Hobby Lobby.
The wooden box will have to do. I will have this weekend to finish cutting the shapes and gluing them on. Hopefully I will also be able to paint it. The only foam I could find in town was white foam for stuffing seat cushions. I can paint it black and then with silver/aluminum spray paint to match the pictures and what Mike said.
I can't think of what I might have said that was disrespectful. If I did I apologize.
How did you get the taper using the lathe? Did you have a thick piece of brass and machine it down or was it a thinner piece heated up and formed over a die with a pressure wheel on the side? I have a lathe and am thinking about tackling this. It looks pretty thin all the way down so curious about the process to get the main bodies shape.I take no offense. No harm No foul. I do understand that some will not have access to some of the tools I have. I am just putting the information out there to help. You can use it or not that is up you, The individual making something. Use what you have and make things as best as you can.
Just be Happy Building .
I just found this image from the Picard museum from the TV show (I think).
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Could this be a replica of the original prop? The tassle doesn't dangle as much as in the episode. And the finger holes are not lined in silver. I can't imagine that Picard would give this to a museum. It would be personally important to him having played it for fifty years on Ressik.
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OK. Now I have to measure the tassle etc . . .