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by wooff
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drone bore question
Replies: 12
Views: 11693

Re: Drone bore question

That just has to be a mistake in measurement or, as you say a piece has been replaced. I would suggest, for using cane drone reeds in a B set the first piece could be bored 3.6mm , or for using Elder (or something like that) then this bore could be 4mm. the second piece is ok at 5.4... both bores wo...
by wooff
Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:51 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Judging cane by its bark
Replies: 5
Views: 6543

Re: Judging cane by its bark

That NPU video : I tried to put in as much as I could ... though the thing was done ,pretty much, in one take with very little repeats or editing (ie " send me a copy and I'll see what should be improved and we'll do it again next week)... Certain aspects could have been emphasised more... it just i...
by wooff
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Judging cane by its bark
Replies: 5
Views: 6543

Re: Judging cane by its bark

Mick, regarding your comment about using a Stanley knife for working on the ' Scrape'; this, to me, is like using an axe to cut your bread ! Better to use a more delicate tool.. I use a No.22 Scalpel blade ( attached to its dedicated handle)... either keep them VERY sharp or change blades often. One...
by wooff
Wed May 28, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Purpose of tapered slider?
Replies: 9
Views: 7604

Re: Purpose of tapered slider?

Mick, if the trapezoid shape of the flat metal blank is cut and filed to size carefully then when it is drawn up the mandrel it should arrive at the correct diameters ( at each end) when it has become exactly circular. Thus no stretching or thinning of the metal should occur unless the burninshing i...
by wooff
Wed May 21, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Re-hemp job?
Replies: 8
Views: 5929

Re: Re-hemp job?

Oh yes, the 1970's!! ... many of us were learning the hard way. However some of the problems, like the one you describe, can be cured now.
by wooff
Mon May 19, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Re-hemp job?
Replies: 8
Views: 5929

Re: Re-hemp job?

Occasionally you might find that a drone wobbles in the stock, despite having a snug fit and even wrapping. If this happens, you may have to add thread to either the base or the end of the tenon so that the wrap tapers. Don't be too quick to assume that your wrappings are leaking. Especially with a...
by wooff
Sat May 03, 2014 5:59 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Travelling pipes Easyjet Flybe
Replies: 4
Views: 4586

Re: Travelling pipes Easyjet Flybe

Some people talk of buying an extra seat as a way of taking their instrument on board.

I"ve usually flown with Aerlingus and taken the pipes in-cabin but last time they went in the hold, well packed and without problem.

Having said that I'd much prefer to pay the extra and get the Train or drive.
by wooff
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Help with boring
Replies: 4
Views: 5893

Re: Help with boring

Things that could be causing excess wandering of your D bit: Tailstock not in alignment , which will cause your initial pilot drilling to pull off centre. Not trying to teach anyone how to suck eggs but Lathe tailstocks are adjustable and need adjusting... my own has so much side slop in its guide s...
by wooff
Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Purpose of tapered slider?
Replies: 9
Views: 7604

Re: Purpose of tapered slider?

A good many of my ferrules are also originally held by thread bindings for the very reasons of wood movement, however, on these drone sliders I feel that a glue joint is a better option ( only with properly seasoned wood, of course), if well coated it will help prevent longways cracks, which most 'o...
by wooff
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Purpose of tapered slider?
Replies: 9
Views: 7604

Re: Purpose of tapered slider?

There are several reasons for using tapered ferrules and yes Mick you are correct that if the wood shrinks then the ferrule will come loose just as a parallel one would. Good reason then to use very well seasoned wood. Firstly, although it may be a little more work to turn the wood to an accurate ta...
by wooff
Sun Jan 26, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Timothy Kenna 1781 Plans in B drawn 1979
Replies: 4
Views: 6397

Re: Timothy Kenna 1781 Plans in B drawn 1979

Firstly... ( and my first post here on UF).. to "Mitch" I will ask where you got this drawing ? I am the owner and Creator of these plans and the only people who should have it are those who got it from myself. I have made many sets using these 'basic' plans but unfortunately I never did get to comp...