I've been getting into making woodwind instruments recently, and one of the biggest issues for me at the moment is my lack of a lathe. I've instead been chiseling out two halves of the bore and gluing them together. Is there a better way of doing this? Keep in mind that these are conical bores, otherwise I could use a normal drill to make the bore.
You can also make them in sections, like a clarinet. For example, you could carve out the bell section by hand. When the bell is done tapering, this would be the end of the section. You could then carve the end into a smaller diameter, and glue some thin cork onto it. The next section would have a female end for the corked section to slide into. By doing this, you eliminate the need to glue the whole instrument together, and you can even experiment with mixing and matching sections that you carve with the same diameter ends. Just be sure that when you are carving the female ends, you carve a little at a time so that the opening isn't too big for the male ends.