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by snoogie
Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: 2010 Fall Gathering - Sept 18th-19th
Replies: 0
Views: 830

2010 Fall Gathering - Sept 18th-19th

Just a reminder, Mike Thrift at the Skyline Inn is holding rooms for us for this weekend. Please call him at 828-994-0027 to make your reservation. http://www.skylinevillageinn.com/ You have to call, since he's blocked the rooms in his system, so you can't use the website for a reservation. The agen...
by snoogie
Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Things you wish you knew when you started playing
Replies: 41
Views: 7324

Re: Things you wish you knew when you started playing

2. Get a copy of David Quinn's "The Piper's Despair." Start making and fidgeting with reeds right away. Don't depend on anyone else to decide how good you can sound. There is no better way to understand reeds than to learn adjust them from the outset. This only comes from doing. I agree, but would ...
by snoogie
Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pakistanipipes in National museum of Scotland!
Replies: 4
Views: 1418

Re: pakistanipipes in National museum of Scotland!

Only $149, what is the quality of the bags and bellows in these sets? Might be worth it for those items only if someone could find a decent non-pakistani chanter to go with them. Jeff It almost might be worth the $149, to check it out. Plus along with the bag and bellows, you get a free piece of fi...
by snoogie
Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: problem with davys D bits
Replies: 2
Views: 1333

Re: problem with davys D bits

I've had this same issue with Davy's style of D bits. Two things which seem to help... one is to have the hole you drill in the center, shallower than the area you remove to make the D. I know that doesn't sound too clear, so the objective is to have a flat space at the place where the D becomes an ...
by snoogie
Sun May 31, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: flat reamers
Replies: 30
Views: 13845

Re: flat reamers

I use a method suggested to me by Tommy Martin to turn the round milled stock into a D shape reamer. Simply clamp it in a vise and use an angle grinder with a metal working wheel to grind off not-quite-half of the reamer. From there I use my stationary grinder to sharpen it and get a consistent edge...
by snoogie
Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: South East Tionol - Registration is Open
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

Re: South East Tionol - Registration is Open

Bump. Excape the fridgid weather up north and come to sunny Florida.

Classes are starting to fill up. Register soon to guarantee your seat!

-g
by snoogie
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: South East Tionol - Registration is Open
Replies: 1
Views: 1305

South East Tionol - Registration is Open

Due to some hard work by Larry Reeves and John Maze, we've finalized the instructors and have a great line up once again. Ivan Goff and Michael Cooney on Pipes, Willie Kelly on Fiddle, and Paul Groff on Concertina. Friday night will kickoff with a BYOB pot luck and sessions, with workshops and a con...
by snoogie
Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: SEUPC Fall Gathering Oct 11 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: SEUPC Fall Gathering Oct 11 2008

Hi Ed, I'll be there ;) Are you going to be able to make it over? -g
by snoogie
Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Square bore chanter / CJ Dixon
Replies: 15
Views: 4492

Interesting, I remember reading this when I first started on the pipes and considered making one.

For those experienced pipemakers, is the section on tuning a good guide for non-square chanters as well?

Tuning the square chanter

-g
by snoogie
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: U.P. from the Harp and Dragon store
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Don't do it...any time you are not told the maker, you can bet they are made in Pakistan...especially if you look at the 'mid-east' reeds.

Please read this.

http://www.uilleannforum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=256
by snoogie
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Square bore chanter / CJ Dixon
Replies: 15
Views: 4492

I ordered a complete bellows (assembled, not the kit) from CJ and it's top notch quality. Great guy to work with.

-g
by snoogie
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Polishing Scratches out of Brass
Replies: 14
Views: 4843

I use a buffing wheel on my bench grinder, similar to the one shown here.
http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PART ... A=393-1016

they also sell polishing grit in multiple grades.

Puts a nice polish on the brass.

-g
by snoogie
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Poll Please or your comments
Replies: 68
Views: 16545

Ok, I think this has gone far enough. I'm going to lock this thread until I discuss with the other moderators how we wish to handle this.

-g
by snoogie
Wed Jul 09, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: practice set for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 3791

You have to host the pictures somewhere else, and then just post a link to them. When you are posting a reply/message, you'll see a button at the top under the subject line which says IMG. It puts in text like below, change image_url to the weblocation of your photos. [img]http://image_url[/img] Hop...
by snoogie
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Take mystery out of pipes continued....Fluted reamer
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

Re: RE: Reamers

David Stephenson wrote:
The lube also impregnates the inner wall surface and seals it, and also bunishes it to a nice shine.

Davy.
What do you use for your bore lube?