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by Yuri
Fri Mar 20, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Turkish Boxwood
Replies: 6
Views: 4854

Re: Turkish Boxwood

When splitting, try to figure out which is the bottom, which the top. Then put the log on its head (upside down compared to how it was growing) to split. THis will make the split keeping to the center more likely than the other way round.
by Yuri
Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Other Types of Bagpipes
Topic: Cornish Double Pipes
Replies: 26
Views: 22311

Now, while I'm perfectly male in every respect, with a string of girlfriends to prove it, I'm also aware of this misconception about no women singers in medieval times. Just who do you think sang in nunneries? It's highly unlikely to suppose that whenever some singing was to be done, a bunch of monk...
by Yuri
Mon Jan 08, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Other Types of Bagpipes
Topic: Cornish Double Pipes
Replies: 26
Views: 22311

Well, no, not really. I just live far too far awy from anywhere. To tell the truth, in the city (20 minutes away), there are 120 000 people. There are also 73 562 pipers. Out of these 73 362 play the GHB ,and 199 the SSP. just my luck that I don't play either, and the music i'm interested in doesn't...
by Yuri
Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: Other Types of Bagpipes
Topic: Cornish Double Pipes
Replies: 26
Views: 22311

Well, I make my living (or what passes for it) from carving mostly, so a bit for myself is not a great deal. (have a look at my site if interested) The reeds for this particular one are Ordinary Gibson Fireside ones. The pipes themselves are, however, completely redesigned, they are conical, for one...
by Yuri
Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Other Types of Bagpipes
Topic: Cornish Double Pipes
Replies: 26
Views: 22311

According to my girlfriend, like a crumhorn consort. The point of the whole exercise of making them is that I can play medieval and Renaissance polyphonic music on them. Maximum 2 parts, though, but with the range available it's quite a lot.
by Yuri
Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Other Types of Bagpipes
Topic: Cornish Double Pipes
Replies: 26
Views: 22311

Pictures of my pipes with the double chanter.
You can see on the left-hand chanter that the middle hole has been moved up a bit. That's because of the demands of cross-fingering. You need to really finetune the position/size of the fingerholes if you want the semitones be in tune.
by Yuri
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Other Types of Bagpipes
Topic: Cornish Double Pipes
Replies: 26
Views: 22311

Soon.
by Yuri
Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Other Types of Bagpipes
Topic: 18th Century Lowland Pipes discovered..
Replies: 22
Views: 20067

I'd like to add that from the look of the photos the drones appear to be made of some timber not commonly used in woodwind making. It's of course very difficult to tell from photos, but my guess would be either mulberry (the much lighter spot on the stock is very tipycal of it) or chesnut.
by Yuri
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Other Types of Bagpipes
Topic: Cornish Double Pipes
Replies: 26
Views: 22311

Thanks for the reply, Mark. I asked because I've made myself a double-chanter pipe, with drones, though, and with wider range, but with much smaller bores. I can't download the sound file, because of technical hitches, but imagine the Goodpipes sound rather powerful. Does Julian make the reeds, or a...
by Yuri
Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: Other Types of Bagpipes
Topic: Cornish Double Pipes
Replies: 26
Views: 22311

Do you know the bore size, by any chance? looks like huge for double reed. (that's if it's anything like the reed staple)