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by wooff
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Is an 18" lathe sufficient for turning a concert chanter?
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Is an 18" lathe sufficient for turning a concert chanter?

Regarding terminology ; an' 18" Swing ' is a huge lathe.... it means you can clear an 18" radius over the bed... so turn a maximum of 36" diameter.. I assume you mean that you have a lathe with a maximum between centres length of 18". This is sufficient for turning a D set. My 19" lathe is sufficien...
by wooff
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Some thoughts on the bass regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Some thoughts on the bass regulator

Well, the bass reg air feed from the Baritone reg hole should not affect the drones as they are not in the same chamber. The original mainstock designs of the developed full set were of the hollow type and the air for the bass comes direct from the bag, albeit from the same entry point as the wind f...
by wooff
Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Some thoughts on the bass regulator
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Some thoughts on the bass regulator

I am not sure how your Bass regulator air feed is achieved ( or who made your pipes ) but if it has a Hollow Mainstock there is a seperate tube which independantly supplies the Bass. Some solid mainstocks ( all perhaps) have the air feed for the Bass reg. taken from the Middle regulator port. The in...
by wooff
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:24 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Back D 'treble, roll or cran' and OAIM pipe tuition
Replies: 8
Views: 2009

Re: Back D 'treble, roll or cran' and OAIM pipe tuition

Was it not Seamus Ennis who commented in regard to those ' skid thumb triplets' something to the effect of " My father would never have done that!"
by wooff
Fri May 27, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mainstock ferrule and cup taper
Replies: 13
Views: 2640

Re: Mainstock ferrule and cup taper

Alright. So the slight change in wall thickness may actually help to produce a steady hum rather than distinct ticking. Thanks A wee bit of ticking is pleasant, preferably coming from the Bass or Baritone reed , but the overall effect depends on several factors; type of wood, thickness of wall, pre...
by wooff
Wed May 25, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mainstock ferrule and cup taper
Replies: 13
Views: 2640

Re: Mainstock ferrule and cup taper

I am currently rolling a straight bass regulator bar, when I roll it (I have been known to use 3/4" tubing, when working with brass). Getting a rolled cylindrical tube off the mandrel can be a bit of a pain. Agreed! Perhaps this is the main reason why Harrington made the seperator tube tapered. it ...
by wooff
Tue May 24, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mainstock ferrule and cup taper
Replies: 13
Views: 2640

Re: Mainstock ferrule and cup taper

Taking a look at the angle between the upper and lower bass regulator sections on my Harrington set and a new set I am making , I have measured the off set from straight at about 2.5° on both instruments. This has been achieved on the Harrington, I think, by bending the connection tube whereas my me...
by wooff
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Ronnie Wathen's pipes
Replies: 11
Views: 8237

Re: Ronnie Wathen's pipes

Those long Ivory end caps hide the "stopped end correction" pistons which help to focus the gammut by adjustment of the closed length of the bore in the way that an organ pipe is tuned. A similar idea is used on the closed chanter of the Northumbrian Small Pipes. The very large diameter fourth regul...
by wooff
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: new pipe
Replies: 3
Views: 3007

Re: new pipe

Hi Freg, 'Geoffrey' pipes do show up on Ebay and such places... I think they are made in Pakistan and there is lots of information you should read about Pipes from that country. If you do not find this information in Uilleann Forum then search at Chiff & Fipple's Uilleann pipes forum. I would like t...
by wooff
Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14179

Re: Tying-in stocks

Yes Tommy,

I do use a wee bit of beeswax and olive oïl mixture as a grease to lubricate the leather so as to be able to slide the stocks into place. The old bags were seasoned with something similar so they were slippy on the insides when freshly done, proir to tie-ing in.

Geoff.
by wooff
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14179

Re: Tying-in stocks

For someone who plays their Pipes almost everyday, and often for hours on end as Mr.Gumby does , for 28 years with no leaks where the stocks are tied-in... says it all for a Leather to Wood seal with a tightly bound strong chord... no need for any intermediary 'gasket' layer. My own bag has given no...
by wooff
Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Hi! Beginner with some questions...
Replies: 10
Views: 4061

Re: Hi! Beginner with some questions...

DJM,

half a millimetre is a huge amount of change of apperture!!
by wooff
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Charles Roberts Bass Drone
Replies: 24
Views: 12395

Re: Charles Roberts Bass Drone

Question the above post ? In what way Gumby old chap?

Question the fact that one should not call someone a thief in public ?

Pascal,
have you had these pipes examined by an expert..... avant vous donnerez un mauvais appel à le fabricant ?
by wooff
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drone bore question
Replies: 12
Views: 8078

Re: Drone bore question

That just has to be a mistake in measurement or, as you say a piece has been replaced. I would suggest, for using cane drone reeds in a B set the first piece could be bored 3.6mm , or for using Elder (or something like that) then this bore could be 4mm. the second piece is ok at 5.4... both bores wo...
by wooff
Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Judging cane by its bark
Replies: 5
Views: 4331

Re: Judging cane by its bark

That NPU video : I tried to put in as much as I could ... though the thing was done ,pretty much, in one take with very little repeats or editing (ie " send me a copy and I'll see what should be improved and we'll do it again next week)... Certain aspects could have been emphasised more... it just i...