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by Jonathan_P
Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:28 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Is Curly or Quilted Maple A possible wood for Uilleann Pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 2767

Re: Is Curly or Quilted Maple A possible wood for Uilleann P

Michael Hubbert recently completed a B set made from curly maple. He had the timber vacuum-impregnated with resin, acrylic I believe, and told me it turned very easily and took crisp detail. He also acid-stained the wood after it was worked, like he has with boxwood. The results are pretty stunning.
by Jonathan_P
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Pipe Measuring Project
Replies: 17
Views: 13594

Re: Pipe Measuring Project

Great work, guys. Thanks for the excellent documentation, it sets a new standard for dimensional data readily available for uilleann pipes. Bill, are there any photos of the tools used to measure the instruments, and particularly the bore gages? It looks like you were using a set made for NPU; great...
by Jonathan_P
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tone hole undercut
Replies: 29
Views: 10770

Re: tone hole undercut

I certainly do find your observations and suggestions interesting and useful, Bill. Thanks for taking the time to spell out the details so clearly. I'm wondering what sort of effects can be achieved with a fraising tool. As I understand it this tool would (with a steep enough cutting angle) cut firs...
by Jonathan_P
Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Anyone looking for a myford s7?
Replies: 8
Views: 7713

Re: Anyone looking for a myford s7?

I have heard in the last few days that Mike De Smidt is looking for one of these, but as he is in California, I somehow doubt that he will be able to collect it from you in Scotland.

Worth asking, though.
by Jonathan_P
Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:37 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: C [B]sessions
Replies: 53
Views: 13667

Re: C [B]sessions

As far as Bobby Casey goes he could hardly be described as an East Clare player now could he? . I have five recordings of his; taking flight, Spirit of West Clare, archive recordings from the BB, Ceol An Clair, and Casey in the Cow house plus' Paddy in the smoke' . On Ceol An Clair and ''in the cow...
by Jonathan_P
Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: New Member, Hey everybody!
Replies: 41
Views: 11054

Re: New Member, Hey everybody!

fiddlerwill wrote: I have seen a pretty impressive collection of antique pipes that dwarfs the collection in the photo
Tell us about this.

Or are you joking too?
by Jonathan_P
Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: North American Hardwoods
Replies: 32
Views: 15970

Re: North American Hardwoods

I have seen a number of flutes and a few UP chanters made of mountain mahogany. I've heard of this wood before but can't find out what exactly it is - the trade names for timber can be very confusing in different languages. Do you know the botanical name for it? I doubt that you will find it offere...
by Jonathan_P
Wed May 12, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: How was the Irish chanter developed?
Replies: 35
Views: 9428

Re: How was the Irish chanter developed?

I strongly recommend you read and research a little more thoroughly before you continue trying to discuss this. Well said. Speaking of which, here's another link to peruse: A century of pipemaking, 1770-1870: new light on the Kennas and the Coynes by Seán Donnelly, from The Seán Reid Society Journa...
by Jonathan_P
Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mill tooling for reamers?
Replies: 44
Views: 13921

Re: Mill tooling for reamers?

LiamO'Flynn wrote:I don’t think any reamer will actually remove shavings , it would be more like large dust particles. Shavings would be too much and probably over cut
Actual shavings.

Why don't you try your idea and let us all know how it works?
by Jonathan_P
Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mill tooling for reamers?
Replies: 44
Views: 13921

Re: Mill tooling for reamers?

For starters, here are cross-sections of two commonly-used reamer profiles we have discussed in this thread: http://members.cox.net/boxty/dgreamers.jpg Now, an adaptation of Liam's drawing showing that the cutting edge on his suggested design is about 105 degrees, which is more likely to rub than cu...
by Jonathan_P
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mill tooling for reamers?
Replies: 44
Views: 13921

Re: Mill tooling for reamers?

Liam, I don't think your reamer design as drawn will cut, or perhaps even scrape very effectively. The included angle of the cutting edge is approximately 110 degrees; I believe this would have the effect of burnishing the steps in the bore and creating a lot of friction (and heat) rather than cutti...
by Jonathan_P
Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Cane drone reed help
Replies: 9
Views: 3372

Re: Cane drone reed help

Ronan Browne uses a straight "cut-throat" razor. He demonstrates using elder, making cuts along the side which are not parallel to the axis of the tube; the tongue is thicker near the tip, and thinner near the base. Video here: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=198...
by Jonathan_P
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Interesting 3 part documentary on Upipes/bagpipes
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

Re: Interesting 3 part documentary on Upipes/bagpipes

Mairtin wrote:Does anyone know the name of the first tune in the first part?...very powerfull and played lovely
That's Finbar Fury playing An Chúileann (The Coolin).