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by ttoberer
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drawings of Rowsome pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 3728

Re: Drawings of Rowsome pipes

The Ginsberg plans are great for everything but the chanter. I would suggest finding a great playing chanter and learn to reed it, then measure it yourself. This takes alot of homemade tools and patience, but is really one of the most important skills a pipermaker can learn. Once you make a chanter ...
by ttoberer
Tue May 18, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Gun Drilling
Replies: 10
Views: 11065

Re: Gun Drilling

I have one 20 or so inch 5/32 in drill that have been using successfully, if im not careful, it still wanders. I assume it was designed for boring metal, but seems to work fine again if Im not in a hurry. I remember reading that you can find gundrills specifically for wood, but many surplus drills c...
by ttoberer
Thu May 13, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Gun Drilling
Replies: 10
Views: 11065

Re: Gun Drilling

Great ideas, thank you! I feel a little better about my setup, but im always looking to streamline it.
by ttoberer
Tue May 11, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Gun Drilling
Replies: 10
Views: 11065

Gun Drilling

Im thinking of getting some more gundrills. I am sure my method of using them is not the best, I actually start the bore with a center drill, then hold the gundrill in my hand to feed. This is on the wood lathe. exactly how I do most long drilling. I remember seeing a picture somwhere of someone hol...
by ttoberer
Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: North American Hardwoods
Replies: 32
Views: 16244

Re: North American Hardwoods

I would love to see if people could really tell the difference between woods in a blind taste test! from my own experiments, the reed is the main factor in tone. the finish in the reed and the bore of the chanter etc. are also what highly effect tone. a slightly rougher finish gives a more mellow to...
by ttoberer
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mill tooling for reamers?
Replies: 44
Views: 14287

Re: Mill tooling for reamers?

D profile reamers work very well and are fairly easy to make and maintain,(I even made a few!) It cant hurt to experiment, but a good D bit reamer is tried and tested. I have found the bores also need very little finishing. with a little oil they work very well. a flat reamer will get most of the wo...
by ttoberer
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: My c# is missing
Replies: 6
Views: 2522

Re: My c# is missing

if all reed making fails or if all reeds have the same prob, you may need to make the whole larger and or make sure the inside edges are clean, I use a 1/8 chainsaw file with the end ground smooth for undercutting. tricky on small holes. I would make it bigger towards the reed. this note seems like ...
by ttoberer
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reed Making and Patrick Sky
Replies: 3
Views: 2723

Re: Reed Making and Patrick Sky

Heres an additional thought, most reedmaking recipes only get you in the neighborhood. The real skill of a reedmaker is getting you to the right house. Ive been lost in this neighborhood for a long time! :) Thanks for sharing your story, If Im ever out that way, I will surely try to meet him. Theres...
by ttoberer
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mill tooling for reamers?
Replies: 44
Views: 14287

Re: Mill tooling for reamers?

"that's a bummer John, you won't be able to tell when you poke through the toilet paper". Thanks Wayne, for pointing that out to me, it made my day LOL
Thank You, I needed that laugh after the long day at work I just had! Saturdays are rough at Whole Foods. Guinness is on sale, that helps as well!
by ttoberer
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mill tooling for reamers?
Replies: 44
Views: 14287

Re: Mill tooling for reamers?

bill, when you say you hollow grind your reamers after milling, how are you doing this? I cant see you holding it up to a grinding wheel and doing it manually, one false move and :( but I cant see how else you could do this unless you have a surface grinder.?) I can see the advantage of this for how...
by ttoberer
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mill tooling for reamers?
Replies: 44
Views: 14287

Re: Mill tooling for reamers?

I had good luck using 4 flute 1/2 in centercutting endmills hss. bought a carbide one and accidently took to large of a cut and the whole end of the cutter was destroyed, dont need it really. I think the speed was a little high as well. I actually am sitll using the same hss endmill after milling 3 ...
by ttoberer
Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Metal work on wood lathes
Replies: 1
Views: 1635

Re: Metal work on wood lathes

I didnt have a good experience with a swivel headstock. Check out my pictures for the wood turning rest for my metal lathe, with this you get the best of both worlds. Brass can be turned by hand fairly well with the right tool angles and techniques. a large diameter center is nice also for big tubin...
by ttoberer
Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drilling tone holes
Replies: 23
Views: 10140

Re: Drilling tone holes

I actually have not used the drill mounted in the lathe yet, just welded it up a few days ago . I have a flute going and will hopefully be trying it out soon. I have used the chucking reamers in the past on the drill press for bagpipes. my plan goes like this, ill drill the tone holes on the lathe w...
by ttoberer
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drilling tone holes
Replies: 23
Views: 10140

Re: Drilling tone holes

I bought a set of cheapie brad points in 64ths and they are completely worthless. ridiculously warped! I looked long and hard for a set in 64ths then realized I dont need them. I have a set in 16ths and I just drill undersize and open them up with a chucking reamer. you might try anealing the shanks...
by ttoberer
Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: more Pics pictures from Tim
Replies: 0
Views: 1464

more Pics pictures from Tim

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bored this one out by hand!
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I figured id add a few more...