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by upiper71
Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: B flat sound
Replies: 3
Views: 2129

Re: B flat sound

Hi Bill, thanks for the reply.

Let me re-phrase the last question. Is the B flat acheivable with the same chanter or does a new chanter need to be constructed?
The one above is my version of a Coyne-esque made with steel winter burlap carpet rods.

Thanks in advance,

Daryl Mc.
by upiper71
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: B flat sound
Replies: 3
Views: 2129

B flat sound

Hi all, Havent visited in such a long time & hope everyone is doing well. Turned a B chanter in Gabonese Ebony/ imit. ivory around 452mm & after obsessively listening to Kitty Lie Over Ive noticed that there are two distinct types of pipes Mick plays, im guessing B & Bflat. Here is a question (albei...
by upiper71
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Other Types of Bagpipes
Topic: 18th Century Lowland Pipes discovered..
Replies: 22
Views: 20042

Re: 18th Century Lowland Pipes discovered..

Mr.Cheape has been notified and I am in regular contact with him somewhat. I've arranged for a 2nd session of picture taking for this particular set, so that he may publish them in his next publication in need be. Interesting enough, the same drone stock was captured in the NMS in Edinburgh. Regards...
by upiper71
Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Indian (Sonokeling) Rosewood
Replies: 7
Views: 2596

The sound is like that of Ebony and can vary depending on the quality of the timber, steer clear of any wood with sap area as this temds to warp later, use a uniform colour to be sure of structural integrity. Many of the Pakistani sets have it in their make-up, pity they don't work though. DDS. Hi ...
by upiper71
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Indian (Sonokeling) Rosewood
Replies: 7
Views: 2596

Re: Pretty but not like old Indian Rosewood...

Thanks a bunch Bill, I'll give that an attempt and hopefully the results come out favorably. :) All the best, Daryl Mc. Hi Mike & Bill, ... So knowing this, any suggestions of how to fill the grain with some beeswax,carnuba wax or some other type. Thanks in advance, :) Daryl Mc. I'd try using shella...
by upiper71
Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Indian (Sonokeling) Rosewood
Replies: 7
Views: 2596

Re: Pretty but not like old Indian Rosewood...

'sonokeling' is the same species as Indian Rosewood (dalbergia latifolia), but it is, I am told, plantation grown in Indonesia rather than.logged from old-forest. It's very attractive to look at, but I have found the quality to be quite variable. I've used it for hollow mainstocks, where is makes a...
by upiper71
Sat May 31, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Indian (Sonokeling) Rosewood
Replies: 7
Views: 2596

Indian (Sonokeling) Rosewood

Anyone try this wood for turning chanters? Sound, response? I'm trying my hand at building a B chanter out of it from DMQ's CD rom. ( I originally said SRS);( In its description, it says it drys fairly quickly, but risks include dermatitis, asthma, & various respiratory problems - other than the nor...
by upiper71
Wed May 28, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Chris Langan 2008
Replies: 0
Views: 1204

Chris Langan 2008

I just wanted to give huge thank you to the organizers of the weekend, my 3rd. Another fantastic line-up: Jimmy O'Brien Moran, Louise Mulcahy, Hammy Hamilton, 'papper', and countless others. Learned a few new tunes in the process from Louise, and an Andy Conroy version of Alexander's Hornpipe - than...
by upiper71
Tue May 06, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: National Museums of Scotland-Bagpipes:A National Collection
Replies: 2
Views: 2082

FYI...for those that are interested.
Looks like the publication date is May 9th,2008 this coming Friday with my copy ordered.

http://www.nms.ac.uk/bagpipes.aspx
by upiper71
Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Chambering
Replies: 5
Views: 2173

If you are working from a reliable design, you must first learn how to make a reed that works in that design before attempting to alter any part of the instrument, its easier to adjust the reed than the instrument, once you remove any material you cannot replace it unless you glue it back using saw...
by upiper71
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:29 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Opening the staple
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

I have had this trouble before & do remember Benedict giving that workshop in 2006. If I recall correctly, he was inserting the mandel to open the eye a small bit. I mount my reedwinder in my small vise of which the tapered mandrel pokes through it (to support the reed ) & gently open the 'eye' a mi...
by upiper71
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Pipers' Gathering March 2008 Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Bill wrote:I'll be thinking of you, Daryl! I actually made a deliberate attempt to learn more jigs this year for a change.

The wife and I are off to St. Louis today. I'm spending a couple of days making cane dust there this year.
:lol: May the force be with you!
by upiper71
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Pipers' Gathering March 2008 Update
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Bill wrote:Hurray!! My room's booked!
Hey Bill,

Sorry cannot make it this year, family reunion! But it would've been nice to play those reels with ya like last year!

Best Regards,

Daryl Mc.
by upiper71
Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Paddy Keenan - March 7 - Ottawa, Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Hi Paul,

Glad to see you on board! ;) Yes, I hink the general consensus in my immediate area, is that we together through virtual word of mouth so to speak. We're all still here waiting to get rid of this snow - want some..

Regards,

Daryl
by upiper71
Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:50 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: GPS tracking devices for pipe cases
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

A good idea but probably cost prohibitative. Here's a cheaper option: I knew a busker who had lived in various squats in London in the 1980's. To protect his guitar from theft while he slept, he would tie a length of fishing line around the neck of the guitar and the other end around his toe. True ...