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by tompipes
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: starting a business
Replies: 3
Views: 1407

Re: starting a business

Like any new business it takes cash reserves and long hours. However you learn your trade, you'll spend a good while making tools, preparing wood and seasoning wood. You might be working for several months up to a year without any income so be prepared for that. You can make an ok living but be read...
by tompipes
Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: FS: Tommy Martin D chanter
Replies: 0
Views: 2111

FS: Tommy Martin D chanter

Almost all of the details are here,

http://pipers.ie/classified/d-chanter-f ... my-martin/

and some more at the bottom of this page,

https://irishpipes.wordpress.com/for-sale-now/

The price is €1000
by tompipes
Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Yet another "help me get started" thread
Replies: 5
Views: 4560

Re: Yet another "help me get started" thread

Strictly speaking, you do not need any keys True as all traditional music for the pipes can be played without them. I wouldn't agree but you wouldn't want to limit a repertoire by not having keys. You mentioned Planxty. They recorded a great version of Tabhair dom do Laimh. So, for example, you'll ...
by tompipes
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Half set in C SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 2800

Re: Half set in C

Cheap as chips. LOL

Kidding. It may be cheaper than other makers but it's still a lot of money.
It's an example of my current prices. They'll be under review in the new year.

Tommy
by tompipes
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Half set in C SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 2800

Half set in C SOLD

Half set in Honduras Rosewood, boxwood mounts and brass fittings. Completed in October, 2014. The bellows is a Black Ash bellows from Kelleher and the bag is from Seth Hamon. Leather and riveted, Currently there is a black velveteen cover on the bag with some very fancy embroidery which can be remov...
by tompipes
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 261
Views: 146576

Re: pictures of your pipes

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by tompipes
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14235

Re: Tying-in stocks

Well I wouldn't recommend putting that much weight on a new bag. In the late 80's I got my first hand stitched leather bag from Tom Meehan. There was great excitement and to show off the strength of the double stitching and pipers were invited (not by me) to stand on the inflated bag. Eventually it ...
by tompipes
Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14235

Re: Tying-in stocks

For someone who plays their Pipes almost everyday, and often for hours on end as Mr.Gumby does , for 28 years with no leaks where the stocks are tied-in... says it all for a Leather to Wood seal with a tightly bound strong chord... no need for any intermediary 'gasket' layer. My own bag has given n...
by tompipes
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tying-in stocks
Replies: 28
Views: 14235

Re: Tying-in stocks

Years ago I was replacing the bag on a Des Seery set. The part of the stock that goes into the neck of the bag had a slight half moon grove turned into it and a sheet of cork glued to it. I did the same but I'd no cork so I glued a piece of leather all the way around the stock and tied it up. Air ti...
by tompipes
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: CP: pipes for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 2394

CP: pipes for sale

I have a few bits for sale and a few more bits coming up for sale. Firstly a Honduran Rosewood chanter in D. The brass and imitation ivory top was inspired by Sean Seery's Rowsome chanter. The chanter now has 2 keys, also in brass, C & F coincidentally. This can be fitted with a bag and bellows to m...
by tompipes
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Charles Roberts Bass Drone
Replies: 24
Views: 12439

Re: Charles Roberts Bass Drone

Did the drone ever work?
by tompipes
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: C sharp chanter reed info
Replies: 3
Views: 3753

Re: C sharp chanter reed info

Thanks a million Mick!

Can I presume the staple eye measurement is taken from inside the staple?

Tommy
by tompipes
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: C sharp chanter reed info
Replies: 3
Views: 3753

C sharp chanter reed info

I'm starting work on a C# prototype chanter and I have no reed info for this pitch of chanters. I'm sure I can figure it out but I thought I'd ask around to see if there is a recommended staple size and overall length I should be aiming for. The chanter is a scaled up (longer) version of a Coyne D c...
by tompipes
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: sky pipes
Replies: 2
Views: 2515

Re: sky pipes

I think his work is based on his old Leo Rowsome set. I say 'based on' because very few makers make exact copies of these older sets, for tuning reasons. Older sets (depending on the age) weren't made to play in modern pitch so some adjustments have to be made. But contact Pat yourself. He's a great...
by tompipes
Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: reed making tools
Replies: 1
Views: 3295

Re: reed making tools

I'm going to take a stab at making reeds as a precursor to making my own set of pipes.
Best way to do it.

There's probably all the info you'll need in the reed making section of pipers.ie.


Tommy