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by DMQuinn
Sat May 20, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipes and Pipemaking CD, 2nd edition
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Pipes and Pipemaking CD, 2nd edition

The second edition of my collection of articles and photographs on Pipes and Pipemaking is now ready. This includes all of the articles and most of the photos from the first edition as well as greatly expanded sections on tools and methods, and a much larger selection of bore data. I would be happy ...
by DMQuinn
Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:04 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146568

Re: pictures of your pipes

Thank you.

PJ: To a customer in the USA. I hope you'll understand that's as much as I can say.

Dr. Plod: Forever. Or so it seems.

Outo'box: If someone made a suggestion based on experience, I'd consider it. Otherwise not.
by DMQuinn
Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146568

Re: pictures of your pipes

A Taylor-style set in D, ebony, NS and boxwood. http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d701b3127cdb8847bef961a200000010O02AaNGjFw5Zsge3bjY/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00200398144420140920113650809.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/?tn=819482241 http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4d701b3127cdb8847bf88a07b00000010O0...
by DMQuinn
Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:09 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14232

Re: Tying-in stocks

Now then Mr Gumby - calm yourself... :lol: Maintaining the pressure at just the right level for the reeds requires a good, steady reservoir of air within the bag. Otherwise there will be serious peaks and troughs in pressure, which the player must work harder to overcome. The more airtight the bag ...
by DMQuinn
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14232

Re: Tying-in stocks

If I had to do this I wouldn't use knots. I would get some kind of very strong thread - like fishing line with a high breaking strain. Then I would make a gasket to first fit around the stock at the tyining on point, from a strip of leather if you prefer - though rubber is much better for gaskets. ...
by DMQuinn
Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drone bore question
Replies: 12
Views: 8106

Re: Drone bore question

Thanks, Tom
If it makes the hole, that's what counts.
by DMQuinn
Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drone bore question
Replies: 12
Views: 8106

Re: Drone bore question

tompipes wrote:...
I got some second hand gun drills which leave a very smooth bore when hand fed. Not cheap ($30 to $40 each), but fast. I don't use or intend to use a compressor.
Can you tell us how you are using your gun drills without a compressor?
by DMQuinn
Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146568

Re: pictures of your pipes

Lovely work as always, someone will be a happy piper to receive them. Are you back on the ebony again David? Is the mainstock ebony? The mainstock is ebony, supplied by the customer. No, I'm not back to using ebony. I'm just wrapping up a few of the last orders we took before the ebony embargo. Tha...
by DMQuinn
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146568

Re: pictures of your pipes

A set in D, March 2014 http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4dd08b3127ccef5eef0761fc200000030O02AaNGjFw5Zsge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00200398144420140329162937892.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/ http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a4dd08b3127ccef5ee790e5f6600000030O02AaNGjFw5Zsge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D002003...
by DMQuinn
Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146568

Re: pictures of your pipes

Full set in D, ebony, brass, mammoth ivory. August 2013 http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3d605b3127ccef3a5a893c42100000030O02AaNGjFw5Zsge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00200398144420130824122556780.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/ http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3d605b3127ccef3a5b4fc457000000030O02AaNG...
by DMQuinn
Sat May 25, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146568

Re: pictures of your pipes

A set in D in the Taylor style: ebony, boxwood trim, nickel silver metal work. http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3da33b3127ccef28dc05cccc300000030O02AaNGjFw5Zsge3nws/cC/f%3D0/ls%3D00200398144420130412201639821.JPG/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/ http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3da33b3127ccef28d...
by DMQuinn
Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146568

Re: pictures of your pipes

PJ wrote:Beautiful grain in that chanter. Did you know it was going to turn out like that when you chose the wood?
Had an inkling, but I was surprised and happy to see the extent of the complexity as it was revealed in the turning.
by DMQuinn
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:00 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146568

Re: pictures of your pipes

bensdad wrote:What is that lowest key for? An in-tune E-flat?
That was the plan. It's only a little bit of correction, and as far as I can determine only practical when one has time to dwell on that note. Probably not worth doing on a regular basis.
by DMQuinn
Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:43 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146568

Re: pictures of your pipes

the plod wrote:can you explain the name of the chanter? is it because of the damascene pattern to the wood?
That's it. It reminded me of Damascus steel.
by DMQuinn
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146568

Re: pictures of your pipes

MHay wrote:Beautiful work as always David.
I love the pronounced swirly grain in the wood. Is it a wood you would use again?
Certainly. It's a member of the Dalbergia family, and seems to behave more or less the way other rosewoods do.