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by MHay
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Pipemaking Videos
Replies: 19
Views: 15602
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NPU Pipemaking Videos

Is it just me or are other people still unable to access the bunch of new pipemaking videos on the source?
Anyone know what the story is and when they might be released?
by MHay
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 267
Views: 191860
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Re: pictures of your pipes

Beautiful work!

What kind of wood is that?
by MHay
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: How Much Scalloping did Leo Rowsome do?
Replies: 18
Views: 13438
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Re: How Much Scalloping did Leo Rowsome do?

I would be interested in the information also. Was this chanter supposed to play at A453? I suppose someone has done the experiment of using a reed that played in one of these 1930ish chanters at the pitch they were made to play and then used the same reed to make a scaled version of the chanter tha...
by MHay
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Key making techniques
Replies: 22
Views: 11866
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Re: Key making techniques

David, I cut out and file the basic key shape leaving a square tab on each side. I sandwich the key blank in the jig shown below. Sandwiching the key blank in the jig reduces distortion to the rest of the key when the tabs are bent down. In this case the key shanks were designed to have a final widt...
by MHay
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Key making techniques
Replies: 22
Views: 11866
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Re: Key making techniques

On the tenor regulator
by MHay
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Key making techniques
Replies: 22
Views: 11866
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Re: Key making techniques

Cut from sheet with bent tabs.
by MHay
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drilling tone holes
Replies: 23
Views: 10255
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Re: Drilling tone holes

Dirk, It is more of a spindle lock than an indexing at that this point, although at some time I plan to make it indexable. I couldn't find any way to lock the spindle on my lathe. I tried blocks under the chuck jaws which sort of worked but this setup is much easier and there is no rotational play t...
by MHay
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: measuring internal bores
Replies: 53
Views: 21348
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Re: measuring internal bores

Here's a picture for those not familiar with travel steadys. With the filing that needs to be done to remove the steps it's probably 6-of-1, 1/2 dozen.....
by MHay
Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: measuring internal bores
Replies: 53
Views: 21348
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Re: measuring internal bores

Bill, I've used both the collet approach and the traveling steady. I've settled on the traveling steady because I found the traveling steady approach to be more concentric, which makes filing the steps go a little smoother. I only cut three 1/4" steps at a time using either methods, so I can't comme...
by MHay
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: The Golden Ratio
Replies: 14
Views: 5784
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Re: The Golden Ratio

What are the little arms inside the larger arms for?
by MHay
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drilling tone holes
Replies: 23
Views: 10255
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Re: Drilling tone holes

This is how its mounted on the lathe.
by MHay
Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drilling tone holes
Replies: 23
Views: 10255
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Re: Drilling tone holes

Yes, we need some pictures to see what these setups look like. Here is my drilling jig. The 3/8" chuck allows use of regular drill bits. By rotating the compound and backing it out some I can use regular length drill bits.
by MHay
Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drilling tone holes
Replies: 23
Views: 10255
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Re: Drilling tone holes

I use a setup for drilling tone holes and milling slots based on what David recommends in the article. After indexing off the end of the chanter I measure my progress down the length using a dial gauge. After each 1 inch of movement, I move the dial gauge and re-zero the dial. Tedious but accurate. ...
by MHay
Mon Sep 07, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?
Replies: 21
Views: 8029
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Re: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?

Dirk,
No, I've never had any crinkles or deformities on the outside of the ferrule from swaging.
by MHay
Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?
Replies: 21
Views: 8029
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Re: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?

Here is the method I've used to make a tapered ferrules from brass tubing. I'm not suggesting this is the best way to make a tapered ferrule, but it does work. I had some experience with this swaging technique from an early whistle design and decided to try it for making tapered ferrules for a set o...