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by Alan
Wed May 22, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: CP: Gun Drills for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2719

CP: Gun Drills for sale

Hello,

I'm selling 3 gun drills surplus to my requirements. Specifically bought for pipemaking. Please email me for full details if you are interested. alan(at)reedshaman.co.uk
Thanks.

(dear Mod, please move/delete etc., if this post doesn't belong. Thank you)
by Alan
Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Wide reed won't seal on edges??
Replies: 3
Views: 4069

Re: Wide reed won't seal on edges??

Hi Bob, I think I might be able to help here. Firstly, if you are making a copy of a good, working reed (not much point copying anything else!), you have to take in to account that the reed head widens as the reed is made. So, if I make a reed that ends up with a 13mm wide head, it's most likely to ...
by Alan
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: CP: New Website. New venture.
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

Re: CP: New Website. New venture.

Hey Patrick,

Made the reamers out of granite.
And yes to the other 2 questions ;)
by Alan
Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: CP: New Website. New venture.
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

Re: CP: New Website. New venture.

Thanks.

Sorry, I forgot to upload the updated index page. Oops...
by Alan
Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: CP: New Website. New venture.
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

CP: New Website. New venture.

Hello, I'd like to make it known to forum members that I have strayed from the righteous path of reedmaking and am now making pipes with a fella called Geoff. I have put up a new site with info., pics and video (more to come if the kids don't keep coming in half way through recording!) at my old sit...
by Alan
Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Another question about reedmaking
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

Re: Another question about reedmaking

I tend to think that inserting further will 'spread' the 8ve (higher notes sharpen, lower notes flatten), but not hugely noticeable. Whether it is the 2nd 8ve sharpening or the lower 8ve flattening, your guess? I'd use it to achieve some 2nd 8ve tuning, mostly for high a and b and also to flatten ba...
by Alan
Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: what chanter to copy?
Replies: 6
Views: 2105

Re: what chanter to copy?

The fact that it played very well in tune, was tonally good, was 'easy' to reed (in the scheme of things) and was stable in a variety of conditions.
by Alan
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: is it possible for a C# chanter to be mistaken a D chanter?
Replies: 15
Views: 4424

Re: is it possible for a C# chanter to be mistaken a D chant

I'd go for trying to make a staple suited to the chanter first. I'd be inclined to start with a wide cone staple and work back... A staple blank at about 15.45mm at the bottom and 14.40mm (give you a i.d. at the bottom of the staple of around 4.3mm?). I'd not go below 13.8 for the eye end and wouldn...
by Alan
Fri Aug 19, 2011 4:34 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Uilleann Reamer making issues
Replies: 13
Views: 6910

Re: Uilleann Reamer making issues

You could try to make 2 or 3 shorter reamers rather than one long one? That'd get you out of a pickle. In many ways...
(Presuming you are making a long reamer?)
by Alan
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Avoiding warping of your wood.
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: Avoiding warping of your wood.

That's all a great help! Duly noted and cautious practice will be observed :)
by Alan
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Avoiding warping of your wood.
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Avoiding warping of your wood.

Hello, Given that boxwood is a notorious warping wood, can anyone offer up some tips about preparing/storing/treating (seasoned) box to avoid problems? I'm about to start on some pieces of box, just roughing them to cylinders for now. As I go through the process of long boring and reaming, should I ...
by Alan
Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Who made these?
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: Who made these?

Eoin plays a set he made himself while working/learning/something with Cillian O'Briain.
by Alan
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: How do I make a "bright" reed
Replies: 16
Views: 4117

Re: How do I make a "bright" reed

I would aim to get a somewhat smaller opening at your lips. You should, ideally, be able to play your reed in the chanter without the bridle. Obviously it would be a little strong and have tuning issues, but that's where the bridle comes in. The bridle will help you control the playability and also ...
by Alan
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: How do I make a "bright" reed
Replies: 16
Views: 4117

Re: How do I make a "bright" reed

Pastorale has it. Clean and even curvature when forming the cane slip. Also the width of the of the tail and the point and speed of taper at the shoulders is important for even spread of tension up the reed head, this aids the 'brightness' you seek. This can only really be worked out by the width of...
by Alan
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat Chanter Tubing (Rogge Size)
Replies: 11
Views: 2665

Re: Flat Chanter Tubing (Rogge Size)

Too much reedmaking and jazz scales.. I reckon whatever you get from wherever, it always varies a little bit. Even happens when you roll. .03mm is not worth worrying about, but maybe .1mm is? There's ways of working it out elsewhere.