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by Driftwood
Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:42 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 19179

Re: Tying-in stocks

Thanks everyone:- a few things to chew-on there. In the meantime I've found one or two videos, including one by David Daye which includes lots of detail. However, he is tying into a vinyl bag and uses blu-tack in the stock grooves and elsewhere. I'm thinking that for a leather bag some kind of soft ...
by Driftwood
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 19179

Tying-in stocks

I'm looking for a few tips on the best way of tying-in the stocks to a new bag e.g. the best type of knots to use and how to tie-off etc. Any links to instructional stuff like video tutorials would be much appreciated.
by Driftwood
Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: bag and chanter side air intake angle
Replies: 6
Views: 3743

Re: bag and chanter side air intake angle

Logic suggests that the neck should line up with the angle of the chanter air intake as closely as possible. Then you'll only have to worry about the shape and size of the bag, the length of the neck, and the position of the mainstock and the bellows connection! I have a Jackie Boyce bag which has a...
by Driftwood
Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: different regulator tunings
Replies: 11
Views: 7153

Re: different regulator tunings

Hi Phillip, I try to keep my regs tuned to the recommendations in the Dave Hegarty reedmaking book (and that's hard enough). In theory, I suppose we could all try and alter the fine tuning of the regs and chanter to suit the mode of the tune we are playing but that must be difficult. If you had some...
by Driftwood
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:44 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Low C Foot-Joint for the Uilleann Chanter
Replies: 24
Views: 13066

Re: Low C Foot-Joint for the Uilleann Chanter

I can't wait to see / hear this, Gillis. I can understand that you might want to establish some kind of informal copyright or "patent" via An Piobaire as well as discussion on both this and the Chiff forum. But really, in this day and age, public demonstration means a Youtube clip ASAP!
by Driftwood
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Stephenson narrow bore D staples
Replies: 48
Views: 17961

Re: Stephenson narrow bore D staples

It's interesting that I can't hear much difference in volume terms between the narrow bore and the concert pitch chanter, but the tone of the notes is quite different. That's not what I heared: I will have to listen to the recording again. Frankly, I couldn't detect much difference in tone between ...
by Driftwood
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:38 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Sharp C natural
Replies: 29
Views: 10502

Re: Sharp C natural

Presumably the C natural that everyone's talking about is as defined in Hegarty's reedmaking book i.e. very slightly flatter than the equal temperment C. However, I have read about another C natural called the harmonic seventh which would be considerably flatter at about 30 cents south of the equal ...
by Driftwood
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Maths formula for pipemaking
Replies: 6
Views: 2877

Re: Maths formula for pipemaking

if the US President were to ask NASA to construct a set of pipes, I'm pretty confident that the rocket scientists wouldn't go near a lathe until they had 'done the math' on the accoustic model that would allow them to produce the optimal instrument Understanding and making the pipes isn't rocket sc...
by Driftwood
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Maths formula for pipemaking
Replies: 6
Views: 2877

Re: Maths formula for pipemaking

This sort of difficulty with "theoretical" length calculation is not unique to the pipes, the "length correction" needed for the concert flute at the embouchure point has been estimated to be on the order of 50 mm. I've noticed this also with chanters, flutes and whistles. It makes me wonder if the...
by Driftwood
Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:15 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Stephenson narrow bore D staples
Replies: 48
Views: 17961

Re: Stephenson narrow bore D staples

40mm length for a staple seems very short, even for a narrow bore D. Does the chanter itself have any "unusual" dimensions?
by Driftwood
Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Contact info needed for Ken MacLeod.
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

Re: Contact info needed for Ken MacLeod.

Bob, check your PM box
by Driftwood
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Today's timber qualities
Replies: 13
Views: 15756

Re: Today's timber qualities

One hardwood that hasn't been mentioned so far is Quebracho Colorado (known as Coronillo in some places) from Paraguay. The name translates as "red axebreaker" (!) which may derive from the SG of around 1.2. I've got several billets of this wood and have made some mounts from it. I'm not an expert w...
by Driftwood
Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reed head shape
Replies: 22
Views: 6426

Re: Reed head shape

The Taylor reverse taper staple that came out of the Touhey chanter was absolutely beautifully made. How they did it we don 't know. I heared somewhere that historic sets like the Touhey pipes were being measured by NPU or some other organisation. It would be a bonus if the reeds were measured as w...
by Driftwood
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reed head shape
Replies: 22
Views: 6426

Re: Reed head shape

Reverse taper staples. As I understand it the idea is to help stretch the chanter scale i.e. make the top hand notes sharper relative to the bottom hand by making more volume at the eye end relative to the mouth end. Perhaps that's how the Taylor's designed it or maybe people have been trying to low...
by Driftwood
Wed May 19, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: the 4th drone
Replies: 23
Views: 5701

Re: the 4th drone

Here are the reeds OOTB http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r149/albertohouse/guills.jpg A bit of a mish-mash but they all work. From the top: G,D,g,d. Only the bass has a movable bridle. I'm not using any "back-to-front" guills at the moment although I may be making a treble one soon. The reverse la...