Here Chuck is bending brass for a brass hoop to go under our Dobson style tone ring. The gadget he's using is called a Ring Roller. We do as many steps in-house that we can. The building process includes what seems like thousands of individual steps!
Chuck is pretty good at using his time--when he sets up for a task, he does several at once. This gives us a small element of factory- like efficiency even though each instrument is individually hand made.