Search found 67 matches

by Pipewort
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: STITCHED BELLOWS advantages?
Replies: 3
Views: 4447

Re: STITCHED BELLOWS advantages?

With tacked bellows, each time you replace the gusset, you're making new nail-holes which eventually takes its toll on the clappers. Speaking for myself, on the sets with nailed holes where I have replaced gussets, I have drilled out , plugged and glued the old holes. This obviates this problem. Ti...
by Pipewort
Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Tuning issues
Replies: 3
Views: 3737

Re: Tuning issues

You don't say which octave. I think as a first course of action you could try increasing the pressure that you are applying, certainly for the A, and B - lower octave; if not the a, and b - the upper octave. This is how we generally distinguish between the two in written communication. It could also...
by Pipewort
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: C Natural chanter adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 2981

C Natural chanter adjustment

This one is to placate The Plod.

Is there a way to adjust a chanter that plays C Natural x 0xx 00xx, to play
conforming to the more usual x 0xx x0xx ?

Pwrt
by Pipewort
Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Chiff & Fipp
Replies: 6
Views: 5781

Re: Chiff & Fipp

Really? You're asking about the Chiff here? The best idea for a conversation you could come up with on this uilleann pipe forum is a question about why the other one is down
Where else , on this the Forum that never sleeps :D

Pwrt
by Pipewort
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Chiff & Fipp
Replies: 6
Views: 5781

Chiff & Fipp

Is there a problem with the above, or is it a SNAFU at my end?

Pwrt
by Pipewort
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Polishing Scratches out of Brass
Replies: 14
Views: 6692

Re: Polishing Scratches out of Brass

I forgot to say. Peter once told me that he used tooth paste for polishing some plastics and ivory, the water content acts as a coolant while the abbrasives polish the media. I once had to polish up some bone mounts on a set of old small pipes that had been stored in damp conditiond, and which had ...
by Pipewort
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: CP: New Website. New venture.
Replies: 5
Views: 2785

Re: CP: New Website. New venture.

Well done and good luck. Sounds good.

For info: the old reed making site not accessable from the new site.

Pwrt
by Pipewort
Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mending a broken brass key?
Replies: 8
Views: 3916

Re: Mending a broken brass key?

I have had this problem, not being able, or having the kit, to mend such breaks/cracks. My solution was to find a Brass/Woodwind Instrument repairer locally, via Yellow pages or Google or some such. It is a specialised craft, and they are not uncommon, indeed brass instruments have quite a high attr...
by Pipewort
Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pressure valves
Replies: 46
Views: 15213

Re: Pressure valves

outofthebox wrote:Another point I've recently found with the arrival of some midsummer heat, is that airways need to be bigger when the air temperature rises.
Is the relevant measure air density - which should fall as temperature rises? Just curious.

Pwt
by Pipewort
Wed May 11, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: James kenna drone reeds?
Replies: 16
Views: 7559

Re: James kenna drone reeds?

Pipewort wrote: The perceived wisdom is to harvest in the winter. But there should be ample quantities of standing dead around the living new growth. I presume this is because there would be less sap in the shoots and branches during the winter and it would dry more quickly. That's right. It's a de...
by Pipewort
Tue May 10, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: James kenna drone reeds?
Replies: 16
Views: 7559

Re: James kenna drone reeds?

The perceived wisdom is to harvest in the winter. But there should be ample quantities of standing dead around the living new growth. If it were me, I would harvest both types, and on the new growth strip off the bark and remove the pith, and let it dry for a few weeks. It is going to be thin walled...
by Pipewort
Mon May 09, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: James kenna drone reeds?
Replies: 16
Views: 7559

Re: James kenna drone reeds?

I would have thought that being in Perth, Scotland, you would be oversupplied with the stuff. Every peice of waste ground, the quiet lanes and byeways, will have numerous trees growing for you to harvest some suitable material.

Do post some sound samples of the set you have made, in due course.

Pwrt
by Pipewort
Fri Nov 26, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Stephenson narrow bore D staples
Replies: 48
Views: 18866

Re: Stephenson narrow bore D staples

PJ wrote Davy Stephenson's website is no longer online but I found it in the webarchives: http://web.archive.org/web/200802160943 ... eeds_f.htm Unfortunately, the photos are not in the archive, which is a pity because on another page, it gives details of flat reed dimensions. [quote][/quote] I copi...
by Pipewort
Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Jerky Bellows
Replies: 11
Views: 4004

Re: Jerky Bellows

An interesting problem, if all these options don't solve it. Is the clack valve sticking, from bag seasoning or some such, rather than mechanical obstruction?

Pwrt
by Pipewort
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Jerky Bellows
Replies: 11
Views: 4004

Re: Jerky Bellows

Is your shirt , or even the inside of your forearm, temporarilly blocking the inlet valve? Or is the connector pipe twisting and closing off? Both as you fight the second octave.

Pwrt