The third part of my trip was to teach young students on Gore how to make bamboo pipes.
A student uses a dremel to clean out the finger holes of his pipe.
This student gets up close with the dremel.
Another yong student working at cleaning up the finger holes.
This student had really made a fone job of pyrography using hot wires.
Pyrography using these little hot wire burners is easy to learn.
Sanding gives a fine finish to the bamboo. We are using Bambusa Textiles form my back garden.
A round file is ideal for cleanig of the burs left by the dril used for making the holes.
The superglues is ideal for gluing as it seeps into cracks and crevices. The parts can be glued when assembled. This student is gluing parts of the fipple in place.
The students are wearing aprons and are very good with wearing protective gear. The super glue here is not and expensive grade so is easy to remove from the skin if it accidently gets on the skin.''
This young student has been very successful in completing a pipe with artistically inspired pyrography. All the students in the group completed pipes that worked.
Cheers Chris the teacher of pipemakers.