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by Richard Evans
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Coyne B chanter problem
Replies: 18
Views: 11834

Re: NPU Coyne B chanter problem

Thanks Tommy. The second doc. has dimensions for a reed for this chanter quite a bit different from the figures Bill H quotes, and I've had more luck with these measurements.
Anybody else making one of these chanters?

Cheers
Richard
by Richard Evans
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Coyne B chanter problem
Replies: 18
Views: 11834

Re: NPU Coyne B chanter problem

What dimension did you use for the eye of the staple? I've found an oversized eye ID can sometimes cause that type of problem. 1.2mm. This is a dimension not given in the otherwise detailed description, so I followed the measurement suggested in Dave Hegarty's book. I also note he has an alternativ...
by Richard Evans
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Coyne B chanter problem
Replies: 18
Views: 11834

Re: NPU Coyne B chanter problem

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I think it's a reed issue- the bore is really pretty accurate I think and the second octave is fine. Rushing the bottom few inches has no significant effect. Tone holes are accurately placed, one or two are a few thou small but can always be enlarged. Taping the E ...
by Richard Evans
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:35 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Coyne B chanter problem
Replies: 18
Views: 11834

NPU Coyne B chanter problem

I've built a chanter according to the NPU Coyne B dimensions. I have a couple of reeds built to the dimensions supplied by Bill Haneman, but I'm pretty much a beginner at setting chanters up, and at reed making. From low G upwards the performance is certainly acceptable, nice tone and reasonable tun...
by Richard Evans
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:37 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipe Measuring Project
Replies: 17
Views: 11756

Re: Pipe Measuring Project

Thanks Bill. Looks like I need to get in touch with one of my friends who makes pipes, but who can also manipulate spreadsheets, which I can't!

Cheers
Richard
by Richard Evans
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipe Measuring Project
Replies: 17
Views: 11756

Re: Pipe Measuring Project

I've been looking at the B chanter bore data, beginning to think about making a set of reamers. How to best deal with the oval vs. round probe measurements? Looks to me like one practical method would be to use the round data but be prepared to ream a little deeper when finalising the bore. Another ...
by Richard Evans
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipe Measuring Project
Replies: 17
Views: 11756

Re: Pipe Measuring Project

Any idea when the drawings will be up on the website? Is that how they will be distributed?

OT: the NPU TV last Friday was excellent- great to hear Ronan on the old set- absolutely invaluable to those of us a distance away.

Cheers
Richard
by Richard Evans
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipe Measuring Project
Replies: 17
Views: 11756

Re: Pipe Measuring Project

This sounds fantastic and must represent the outcome of a huge amount of work. Looking forward to seeing this very much.
Will the relevant reed dimensions/information be included?

Cheers
Richard
by Richard Evans
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Bellows Making
Replies: 19
Views: 9890

Re: Bellows Making

I note that many bellows are made with two layers - I'd prefer to use a single layer of heavier leather - perhaps 2mm black suede? Does anyone know of a UK supplier who could supply a single metre length of this material. I've searched google and ebay without success. It's not so much the thickness...
by Richard Evans
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Sharp C natural
Replies: 29
Views: 9538

Re: Sharp C natural

. Making the actual chanter is of course the easy bit, once you have the reamers. If you stick in the reamer and leave at that it is. If there are any bore adjustments to be done, voicing and fine tuning, then playing and making skills are paramount again. Some pipemakers would argue the hard work ...
by Richard Evans
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:11 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Sharp C natural
Replies: 29
Views: 9538

Re: Sharp C natural

And that's why a maker should first learn and play very well and know the instrument before starting to make pipes. That's good theoretical advice if you have several hundred pounds to spare for a decent chanter. I have the workshop and the hand skills but not the cash so I'm doing it the hard way!...
by Richard Evans
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Sharp C natural
Replies: 29
Views: 9538

Re: Sharp C natural

Is this the Kenna C chanter from the SRS? I have made three of these and maybe three dozen reeds (ranging from moderately good to terrible). Every chanter/reed combination plays a perfect C natural with the G finger (only) off- plus the C# finger of course! I had assumed at first this was some kind ...
by Richard Evans
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Pastoral Pipes maker identification please help
Replies: 9
Views: 3699

Re: Pastoral Pipes maker identification please help

does it appear to you that the hole linings were added to correct for problems or for aesthetic reasons? I'd say they were purely decorative. They are very uniform and look completely original. It's a bit of a puzzle really- the lack of any signs of voicing. The chanter has no wear marks that I cou...
by Richard Evans
Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Pastoral Pipes maker identification please help
Replies: 9
Views: 3699

Re: Pastoral Pipes maker identification please help

I had this set in my possession for a few months earlier this year, I was asked to report on their condition. I have a load of photos and detailed measurements and if I can figure out how to do it, I will put up an online gallery. The workmanship is of the very highest quality throughout. Ken Mcleod...