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by KM
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Tune name needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1732

Tune name needed

Hi Can anyone tell me the name of this tune, I can't quite make it out.

http://www.box.net/shared/eypkiqsg2m
by KM
Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: North American Hardwoods
Replies: 32
Views: 16370

Re: North American Hardwoods

I would love to see if people could really tell the difference between woods in a blind taste test! I would like to see the results of blind tests of plastic and wood chanters, cane and composite drone reeds. I doubt plastic and composite are as unbearable as people might think, would many be able ...
by KM
Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:25 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Why B?
Replies: 27
Views: 9329

Re: Why B?

There is also the niggling fact that at least here in the US we are surrounded by the 60 cycle hum of modern life, i.e. a constant B drone. With the near complete shut down of the airways over much of Europe yesterday because of the volcano eruption in Iceland, there are remarks in the newspaper ab...
by KM
Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Why B?
Replies: 27
Views: 9329

Re: Why B?

Thanks KM. I always enjoy hearing the pipes straying into other music genres.(apart from 'fusion' which I've never been a fan of) Glad you enjoyed it, is it not the case that early pioneers of union piping in music halls played some other genres of music? I can't place where I read that though, on ...
by KM
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Why B?
Replies: 27
Views: 9329

Re: Why B?

As the topic has been discussing B pipes and classical music I just had to post this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_buQC9jaR0
by KM
Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Air leaks
Replies: 4
Views: 2242

Re: Air leaks

learnthegrip wrote: When you say width, do you mean the width at the lips or at the shoulder.
I was thinking at the shoulder and at the area from there down towards the tail point
by KM
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Air leaks
Replies: 4
Views: 2242

Re: Air leaks

Is it possible the blade is too wide so that the tying is causing the bowing? A little leak at the sides during construction may dissappear after scraping and closing of the bridle. If you haven't already done it try a wine bottle shaped tail profile. Incidentally it puzzles me when people speak of ...
by KM
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:28 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mill tooling for reamers?
Replies: 44
Views: 14471

Re: Mill tooling for reamers?

Finally: Has anyone here tried making a "channel" reamer? Thank you Jonathon for the nice pictures, I have tried a channel reamer and it cracked a chanter (or rather I did), it won't cut without a burr. I reground or milled it to a 1/8th G ( or 7/8ths depending on how you look at it) on either side...
by KM
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: measuring internal bores
Replies: 53
Views: 21348

Re: measuring internal bores

My whole trust in measurements is now in precarious doubt. Several times and again yesterday I have step drilled and reamed an instrument, having bored to a certain depth I then measured the insertion depth with the same drill and find the depth measured to be quite a bit less than I know that I dri...
by KM
Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 267
Views: 191864

Re: pictures of your pipes

PJ wrote:Very nice work. Any chance of hearing a soundfile?
Yes that would be nice, I wish I had a sound recorder when I heard David play some time ago, that sold me on flat sets then and there.
by KM
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: The Golden Ratio
Replies: 14
Views: 5784

Re: The Golden Ratio

What are the little arms inside the larger arms for? Must be a Masonic thing. It's to do with intercept theorem where the small arms parallel to the big arms keep the same ratio going, so in this case the vertex of the small arms always give the same golden ratio between the ends of the big arms. L...
by KM
Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: The Golden Ratio
Replies: 14
Views: 5784

Re: The Golden Ratio

Excellent idea, thanks for sharing it. Here is a different design on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Fibonacci-Gauge-G ... 19b910c70c
by KM
Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: measuring internal bores
Replies: 53
Views: 21348

Re: measuring internal bores

My friend has made a digital measureing device that I think will work well. I have a picture of it on my camera, but how do I get the picture onto my post ? Liam I think you need to post the pic on a server so that the pic is on the world wide web somewhere, then link to it using the image tabs [im...
by KM
Wed Oct 07, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pakistanipipes in National museum of Scotland!
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Re: pakistanipipes in National museum of Scotland!

Well whatdyaknow the National Museums Scotland does have one set of Hakamdin bagpipes. They are on display in Glasgow at the National Piping Centre. It has been a few years since I've been up there so I didn't know that till today.