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by rgouette
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Missed the mark on my test chanter bore..
Replies: 4
Views: 384
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Re: Missed the mark on my test chanter bore..

wow, great photo, thanks much. I have one D-bit that I made, but I can tell you the angle of the cutting face is quite a bit less.. I think I got the original idea of drilling from the opposite end from my Garvin Pipe making book. Perhaps I'll look into making a few larger diameter bits.. You r advi...
by rgouette
Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Missed the mark on my test chanter bore..
Replies: 4
Views: 384
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Re: Missed the mark on my test chanter bore..

the post e-mail notification seems to be broken.. anywhoo, thanks for reply. My process(newly tried) is a pilot hole with a D bit, for an inch or so, followed by large to small. Starting with 1/2", into the bore about 2 inches, then around 5 more drill bits down to 3/16" Oh, important point I should...
by rgouette
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Missed the mark on my test chanter bore..
Replies: 4
Views: 384
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Missed the mark on my test chanter bore..

So, this happened..(not too proud to show this, as I'm new to it) Step drilled out a chanter(from poplar because I'm a beginner), and it looked good as I was turning down the thing... Then, as I was turning near the top of it, I saw a hole appear, right on the body.. It was worn through. What you ar...
by rgouette
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: smallest turning blank size?
Replies: 2
Views: 103
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Re: smallest turning blank size?

thanks much for the reply TCM
rich
by rgouette
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: smallest turning blank size?
Replies: 2
Views: 103
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smallest turning blank size?

Howdy, I'm curious to know what you folks would say is the smallest sized(WxH) turning blank on could get away with, to turn a chanter? I ask specifically, because of an opportunity to acquire some 1" x 1" stock... Mind you, I don't need key mounts.. just a non keyed concert chanter would be the goa...
by rgouette
Tue May 21, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Did the old makers use regular drill bits?
Replies: 4
Views: 1306
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Re: Did the old makers use regular drill bits?

ooh, I plumb forgot all about my Russian bayonet!
by rgouette
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Question about regulators
Replies: 3
Views: 1694
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Re: Question about regulators

some bits... The regulators, of which the modem full set possesses three, are in effect closed chanters. The term regulator was evidently borrowed from engineering where it denoted a device used to regulate the passage of air. The two small regulators, the tenor and baritone, are fitted directly int...
by rgouette
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Did the old makers use regular drill bits?
Replies: 4
Views: 1306
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Re: Did the old makers use regular drill bits?

yeah, very very interesting to watch these old films..
It makes me feel like I don't need fancy tools to build a chanter..
;)
by rgouette
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Did the old makers use regular drill bits?
Replies: 4
Views: 1306
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Did the old makers use regular drill bits?

At 3:07, you can see this fellow simply feeding a twist drill with what appear to be fairly elongated flutes, into a very slow turning bit of stock. Would he turn the chanter around & feed from the other side, or do you think he does the full length? I can't tell how long that bit is, but it looks f...
by rgouette
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)
Replies: 11
Views: 2294
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Re: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)

outofthebox8 wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:17 am
Sorby is one of the old Sheffield tool makers, so the steel in that chisel should be
of the highest quality.

https://www.robert-sorby.co.uk/media/wy ... ooklet.pdf
wow, what a great company story/history
by rgouette
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)
Replies: 11
Views: 2294
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Re: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)

it certainly has an edge...
by rgouette
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)
Replies: 11
Views: 2294
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Re: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)

I'll let ya know how I get along with it..
:)
by rgouette
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)
Replies: 11
Views: 2294
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Re: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)

wow, that looks pretty serious!
by rgouette
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)
Replies: 11
Views: 2294
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Re: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)

appreciate the pointers
:)
R