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by piperwannabe
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Stockholm pipes
Replies: 2
Views: 3264

Re: Stockholm pipes

Your health comes first. I honestly wouldn't have had this thought if it weren't for the fact that I am preparing to build a replica of the 18th century Kenna pipes in the SRS journal. The bug has bit me again and I probably won't be able to stop with only having built one set.
by piperwannabe
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Stockholm pipes
Replies: 2
Views: 3264

Stockholm pipes

What ever happened to the supposed Coyne made set of pipes in Stockholm? Last I heard the people who went there to examine it were going to make drawings available of them and I'm still interested in seeing those drawings just for my own curiosity.
by piperwannabe
Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: reed making tools
Replies: 1
Views: 3982

reed making tools

Hey all, I'm going to take a stab at making reeds as a precursor to making my own set of pipes. Can I get pictures or drawings of the tools some of you folks use, like shooting blocks and sanding blocks? Dimensions too? I have a large piece of maple that I was planning on using to make these tools.
by piperwannabe
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: For sale, Brad Angus flat set.
Replies: 6
Views: 2532

Re: For sale, Brad Angus flat set.

The set broken down.
by piperwannabe
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: For sale, Brad Angus flat set.
Replies: 6
Views: 2532

Re: For sale, Brad Angus flat set.

Sorry it took me this long, but here's some photos for y'all.
by piperwannabe
Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:26 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: For sale, Brad Angus flat set.
Replies: 6
Views: 2532

For sale, Brad Angus flat set.

After much thought, I've decided I need to sell my pipes. I hardly ever play them and I need the money more than I need the instrument right now. They are in excellent condition with some tuning issues with the regulators, but I don't think they are anything someone more experienced than I couldn't ...
by piperwannabe
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Apprenticeship Resources.
Replies: 2
Views: 1719

Apprenticeship Resources.

In regards to a previous thread I posted about key lengths, I have looked at the drawings again in Pat Sky's book and have decided that trying to make a set of uilleann pipes at this time is too monumental a task for me at the present time in both research and resources. What I need to focus on righ...
by piperwannabe
Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: key lengths
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

Re: key lengths

Well, after looking at it a little more carefully its looking like this would be too big a project for me at this time. Perhaps the best thing I can do is to finish my highland pipe making apprenticeship and then try and find a pipe maker who would be willing to take me on as an apprentice. Knowing ...
by piperwannabe
Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: key lengths
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

key lengths

Hello everyone. I'm working on designing a set of pipes based upon the measurements in Pat Sky's book as a school project. Knowing full well that it will vary from maker to maker, I'm wondering how long the pieces of raw stock used for making the regulator keys are before doing any bending, forging ...
by piperwannabe
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Boring on Smaller Lathes.
Replies: 6
Views: 3741

Re: Boring on Smaller Lathes.

I love the uilleann shuttle pipes. They strike me as being excellent traveling companions. I'd love to figure out how to make a set of those, but, I have to make a regular set first :) That actually wouldn't be a bad thing, being able to feel the drill bit. The lathe I'm looking at has a 1200 rpm ma...
by piperwannabe
Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Boring on Smaller Lathes.
Replies: 6
Views: 3741

Boring on Smaller Lathes.

This is a post related to a previous one (http://uilleannforum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1998). I understand many people on the forums here use Myfords, of which a model was made with 30' between the centers. For issues of space I'm looking at a lathe that has 28' between the centers. Ideally, ...
by piperwannabe
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Turning exterior profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 4853

Re: Turning exterior profiles

What about turning a chanter without a taper and using posts to mount the keys, like how Andreas Rogge mounts keys on his regulators? That way, I don't have to worry about offsetting the tail stock or my lack of etch-a-sketch skills. I can make some form tools for making the mounts too.
by piperwannabe
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Turning exterior profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 4853

Re: Turning exterior profiles

Nice Chanters, Ausdag. I was never too good with an etch-a-sketch though :lol: I am guessing that the wood is rather rough after turning it in such a manner. Do you smooth it with a file or rasp after attaining the final profile? I'm not sure how much I would trust myself with using such a method, b...
by piperwannabe
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Turning exterior profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 4853

Re: Turning exterior profiles

Unfortunately, there's no way I could gain access to a Myford, much as I would like to have one. My only other option here is to buy a Taiwanese import. A Grizzly G4003G to be exact. http://www.grizzly.com/products/Gunsmith-s-Bench-Top-Lathe-with-Stand/G4003G From my own experience in metal work, I'...
by piperwannabe
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Turning exterior profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 4853

Turning exterior profiles

Here's a question for those of you who use metal lathes in your own work. I'm in a position to procure a metal lathe in the near future for the purpose of making tooling/pipes. What I'm wondering is how I could turn the exterior taper of a chanter while including features such as key blocks. I look ...