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by rgouette
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Did the old makers use regular drill bits?
Replies: 1
Views: 26

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: 415

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: 415

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: 415

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: 415

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: 415

Re: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)

appreciate the pointers
:)
R
by rgouette
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)
Replies: 11
Views: 415

first gouge... just checking(for concert reeds)

I know there are a lotta threads here about reed making tools... but I'm needing to start scraping some cane, and want to make sure that I'm making the right choice about sizing etc. I also know there are more than 1 opinion on width etc For concert reeds, should I be looking for a 1" incannel gouge...
by rgouette
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: reamer metal: will this work?
Replies: 12
Views: 3217

Re: reamer metal: will this work?

howdy, been sick as a dog, so not online much these past days. Feeling much better now. Slow grinder? no.. in fact, probably the opposite, as I only have the one that came with the house... which is a 3200 RPM basic grinder.. Treated? not so much...though considering the speeds at which I ground the...
by rgouette
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: fyi-many reed links are defunct
Replies: 0
Views: 123

fyi-many reed links are defunct

I just clicked through a number of reed links & many are non-working.
Maybe everyone already knows this...
Just thought I'd raise the point, in case someone feels a burning desire to
revamp the reed making links.
I'd be happy to, but am not an admin


Cheers,
Rich
by rgouette
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: reamer metal: will this work?
Replies: 12
Views: 3217

Re: reamer metal: will this work?

ok, last update to this one(just about done with it I think):
I noticed that the pic makes the edges look horrible, but they're actually not bad...
reamed out another chanter last night, and it looks pretty decent
by rgouette
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: reamer metal: will this work?
Replies: 12
Views: 3217

Re: reamer metal: will this work?

it's shaping up...
by rgouette
Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: reamer metal: will this work?
Replies: 12
Views: 3217

Re: reamer metal: will this work?

huh,I'm looking at the photo here inline in my post: wonder why you can't see it.. I just came up from a long grinding session: I've got a reamer that's 90%... I actually tested it out, with my next chanter chucked up, & a set of vice grips holding the reamer, working it in, clearing, back in again....
by rgouette
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: reamer metal: will this work?
Replies: 12
Views: 3217

Re: reamer metal: will this work?

fyi, an evenings grinding...

Image
by rgouette
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: reamer metal: will this work?
Replies: 12
Views: 3217

Re: reamer metal: will this work?

Howdy! REAMING: Well, I wish I could say I got along well reamer-wise, but the fact is, I haven't yet acquired/made a real reamer... What I do have is a cheapo piece of flat bar that I intend to fashion into a reamer..pretty much as you described. I actually took it into a local machine shop hoping ...