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by LiamO'Flynn
Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Uilleann Reamer making issues
Replies: 13
Views: 9637

Re: Uilleann Reamer making issues

The reamer starts as a steel rod turned into a taper and is then ground on both sides to make a flat reamer ,but very importantly retaining the curve on the sides.

Liam
by LiamO'Flynn
Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: cleaning metal after silver soldering
Replies: 5
Views: 4070

Re: cleaning metal after silver soldering

I think I'll give the citric acid a go as I think the sodium bisulfate is more trouble than it worth, not least that it attacks the body of the Crock pot(slow cooker) very quickly. Does this happen with the citric acid? One thing I also discovered is that you really need to clean the piece afterward...
by LiamO'Flynn
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: cleaning metal after silver soldering
Replies: 5
Views: 4070

Re: cleaning metal after silver soldering

Heres a photo taken after some cleaning has already been done. I can clean the discolouration that you see but it takes alot of time and effort ,So can that type of discolouration be avoided or how would you clean it also if you dont mind Mr Quinn ,what your soldering and cleaning methods? Thanks, L...
by LiamO'Flynn
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:03 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: cleaning metal after silver soldering
Replies: 5
Views: 4070

cleaning metal after silver soldering

I find it very difficult to remove the caked on flux aftering soldering ,i have been useing a sodium bisulfate pickling solution to remove most of the flux but it discolours the metal (nickle silver) which means alot of work cleaning the metal afterwards. Do you use a different method or do you have...
by LiamO'Flynn
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Selling my myford s7 lathe
Replies: 1
Views: 1718

Re: Selling my myford s7 lathe

What new machine did you get?
Liam
by LiamO'Flynn
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: How many pipers are there in the world?
Replies: 10
Views: 4436

Re: How many pipers are there in the world?

There are 6000 pipers in the world.

Liam
by LiamO'Flynn
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat high E F and G
Replies: 10
Views: 4155

Re: Flat high E F and G

Mr.Gumby wrote: Some variation will be achievable but it is not a blank canvas that can be made to produce completely different soundscapes by inserting different types of reeds into it.
Is this a flaw with all narrow bore chanters or just Wooff chanters

Liam
by LiamO'Flynn
Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Rowsome set restoration for Paddy Keenan
Replies: 3
Views: 2645

Re: Rowsome set restoration for Paddy Keenan

I remember hearing about this a long time ago . Is this another set ?

Liam
by LiamO'Flynn
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Fingering C natural
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

Re: Fingering C natural

It could also be a nuance of shorter design chanters.Just out of interest how long is your chanter Ray ? I,ve measuring some chanters latley from Alain Froment which would be considered on the short end of the CP scale and they sometimes require a different Cnat fingering ,where Cillian O'Brien chan...
by LiamO'Flynn
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Fingering C natural
Replies: 10
Views: 2726

Re: Fingering C natural

Hi Ray ,I think a problem sometimes arises when a novice has been taught one way of fingering C (usually C# - F#) and then picks up a chanter with different fingering. At the end of the day its the quality the versatility and the variety of the tone of note that the chanter can produce is the import...
by LiamO'Flynn
Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Alain Froment contact details
Replies: 2
Views: 2451

Re: Alain Froment contact details

The numbers you tried are Irish numbers and Alain had moved back to france before he died.I dont know his name but someone took over Alains workshop so he may be able to help,otherwise contact NPU and they should be able to give contact details. Overall I think the time elapsed could cause probelms ...
by LiamO'Flynn
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: A three part chanter?
Replies: 12
Views: 7256

Re: A three part chanter?

The main advantage of having three short sections is that it would give the pipemaker easier access to work and refine the interior design of the bore. I think you're trying to address a probelm that doesn't exist, pipemakers don't have a probelm accessing the bore of a one piece chanter, at least ...
by LiamO'Flynn
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: reed seats
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

reed seats

I was reading lately,how important the internal shape a trumpet mouth piece is to the tone of the instrument . Most of the chanter reed seats I've come across are just straight cones,apart from Cillian O,Briens chanters. Any opinions on the importance of the reed seat shape ?

Liam
by LiamO'Flynn
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:45 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Low C Foot-Joint for the Uilleann Chanter
Replies: 24
Views: 12306

Re: Low C Foot-Joint for the Uilleann Chanter

Considering the difference of different makers chanters ,I expect its not going to play an in tune C on every chanter so how is the foot-joint tuned after fitting ?

Liam
by LiamO'Flynn
Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Australian Woods
Replies: 13
Views: 5012

Re: Australian Woods

How did you find working with the different woods. It would be an interesting project if you could detail the properties of each wood as a frame of reference and comparision. Things like specific gravity, oil content,presence of knots and grain formation and workability . Some woods may contain othe...