I have an old recorder, it has stains on itself where no paint's anymore. I decided to make a nicer one from it, that I could play at historical actions (with the old version I wouldn't dare:-) ).
So I took a knife and pretended I was peeling potatoes. It's preferable to follow the direction of the wooden threads.
When I finished, I rubbed in some almond oil and wiped clean. She looks great!
And as it's not so protected as when it was painted I've sewn a case for it. I took two long rectangles (the green one's from two parts just because I didn't have enough fabric). It was black duvetine and green cotton canvas. I sewed along the upper, right and lower edge.
Then I turned it over a sewed the open side. I folded it like this and sewed along the two sides. Now to the fastening.
I used press buttons for the first time in my life :-) I took these two button parts, bent the something over the desired place and hammered. Then I did the same for the other two, I just had to add a small plastic circle to the white thing before hammering.
Doesn't she look like a baby from my shawm? :-D