a New batch of pipes (5)
The "utaguchi" or song mouth it the challenging part. If I cut too much I have to get creative to save the tube. I go with a 25 degree angle. From the utaguchi on I work the flutes individually as time permits. I would really like to work with bamboo one day. The tools to work on bamboo are pretty prohibitively expensive though.
When ever I get a chance the next part I work on will be the chin rest. Some people cut off a bit for this but I am more inclined to use a rasp and then polish it off with a standard file.