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by Hans- Joerg
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Making overscraped reeds harder again?
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

Making overscraped reeds harder again?

Is there a feasable way to make reeds harder again - apart from opening the bridle or the spider-leg-job, but putting glue or chemicals on the "blades-heart"?
by Hans- Joerg
Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Very high notes
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Very high notes

On nearly all pre-famine chanters you find high keys (above the thumbhole), e.g: http://www.bilder-hochladen.tv/pic/k1V3glox/ - Is it e''' or eb'''? Curiuosly enough the only chanter that has e''' PLUS eb''' seems to be the (post-famine) Balderose-Taylor: http://www.bilder-hochladen.tv/pic/WLDw8hXQ/...
by Hans- Joerg
Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: A three part chanter?
Replies: 12
Views: 6533

Re: A three part chanter?

You could make the female parts of the joints of short metal tubes. That shouldn´t be a problem.
by Hans- Joerg
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: A three part chanter?
Replies: 12
Views: 6533

Re: A three part chanter?

The Hunter G Pics that PJ mentioned:

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by Hans- Joerg
Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: A three part chanter?
Replies: 12
Views: 6533

Re: A three part chanter?

Should be very helpful in answering the question: What happens if you changed this and this. Keep us informed.
by Hans- Joerg
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drill Bits for Drone Boring
Replies: 3
Views: 2025

Re: Drill Bits for Drone Boring

You can make long drills yourself: In hobby shops you get wires (ca. 1m X 3mm) out of spring steel (for the wheels of model airplanes). This kind of steel is that hard that you cannot drill it (I brought it to a bright red glow with my silver soldering equipment – I cannot get any hotter – no avail)...
by Hans- Joerg
Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:21 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Australian Woods
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

Re: Australian Woods

David, I´m impressed! BTW, your video seems to be the only one that allows for a comparison at all: Same reed, same piper, same recording situation. Good job!
by Hans- Joerg
Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:47 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Australian Woods
Replies: 13
Views: 4284

Re: Australian Woods

I couldn´t tell differences. Which chanter performs best and which wood gives the smoothest surface when drilling (and the straightest bore)? Do you have to add oils/chemicals to improve the reamed surface?
by Hans- Joerg
Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:59 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: what chanter to copy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2105

Re: what chanter to copy?

Availability too - but not so much the chanter but the measurements of it. These are fairly hard to get if you measure on your own - AND you could make mistakes without noticing. The better deal ist to search respective websites (especially SRS) and custom make a reamer.
by Hans- Joerg
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipemaking youtube
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Re: Pipemaking youtube

I am a bit horrified at seeing the loose sleeve and the hands that close to the chuck. I wonder what "findy" lawyers of the health insurance will say.
by Hans- Joerg
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:46 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: dirt in general,brass cleaning in particular
Replies: 10
Views: 3010

Re: dirt in general,brass cleaning in particular

Perhaps a hint (I normally prefer this "patinad" look as well): When cleaning IS necessary I use no chemicals (that in time inevitably will sediment as "white dirt" in ornamental rings, wood pores, key curbs, spring slides ...) but a bale of very fine steel wool. A silver cleaning cloth might work a...
by Hans- Joerg
Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mending a broken brass key?
Replies: 8
Views: 2714

Re: Mending a broken brass key?

Why not try a local jeweler´s shop? They should have a gold/silversmith´s workshop who can do that quickly and therefore not very expensive?
by Hans- Joerg
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:47 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reeds and chanter pitching
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Reeds and chanter pitching

I remember now that a friend of mine made himself a long, tapered rush that he inserted into the chanter. He thus turned his C-chanter into a B (temporarily). Must ask him about his experience with that.
by Hans- Joerg
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:44 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reeds and chanter pitching
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Reeds and chanter pitching

Well, this is not in accordance with my experience at all. I think that it is the chanter that does or does not want the reed. All of course with the priority on performance – not on pitch: There has to be a reliable hard D and third 8ve D must be reached and „not fall down again“ and the „stick“ mu...