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by bobble991
Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Input on C Penny Chanter Home Build
Replies: 23
Views: 8469

Re: Input on C Penny Chanter Home Build

I assume its a "normal" taper staple ie big end in the chanter? Ive never made tapered staples and Davids site is a little vague. Did you use his heat setting method for the reed?

Cheers
Bob
by bobble991
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Input on C Penny Chanter Home Build
Replies: 23
Views: 8469

Re: Input on C Penny Chanter Home Build

Hi Harlow, You mention having to undercut c# but not back d. Davids page mentions undercutting back d also. Did you have any problems? Would it be worth moving the c# hole up a mm or so? Ive just ordered the brass for one and any problems you have encountered would help me. Im just finishing off a c...
by bobble991
Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Chris Bayleys plans
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

Chris Bayleys plans

Is anyone working from Chris Bayleys plans for a concert pitch rowesome set? I believe the drone plans were originally on his website. The chanter is excellent, I haven't got round to tryin the regs yet. My problem lies with the bass drone. If I leave the return pipe on, the drone is miles below pit...
by bobble991
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Blackwood vs. Ebony (and other woods)
Replies: 26
Views: 11023

Re: Blackwood vs. Ebony (and other woods)

Are we talking about African ebony or Indian ebony here? Ive started drooling with all this wood discussion, perhaps a small order would be fun. Ive got the ebonite price list and may try a sample length just to see what happens.

Cheers
Bob
by bobble991
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Blackwood vs. Ebony (and other woods)
Replies: 26
Views: 11023

Re: Blackwood vs. Ebony (and other woods)

Mr.Gumby wrote:Great Looking Pipes on that site. In all fairness.

Im not sure I would like to smoke a pipe made of rubber however!! Ill stick with my briar for that(oh oh :shock: )

Bob
by bobble991
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Blackwood vs. Ebony (and other woods)
Replies: 26
Views: 11023

Re: Blackwood vs. Ebony (and other woods)

How available is ebonite? Where does one buy it? What are its machining properties? How expensive is it? I think that abw is my favorite pipemaking wood, as a hobbyist and amateur ebony is far beyond what I would want to pay for my humble efforts. However my curiosity is piqued. I'd like to try it p...
by bobble991
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Anyone looking for a myford s7?
Replies: 8
Views: 7873

Anyone looking for a myford s7?

Im considering selling my myford super seven metal lathe. I bought it a year ago and have cleaned it up and repainted it. Since I got it I have had no end of bad luck health wise and job wise. Its on a stand and is good to go. It would require a new chuck, I simply havent had a chance to get one, wi...
by bobble991
Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: My c# is missing
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Re: My c# is missing

Thanks all. In fact it was a bore prpblem. The section of the bore which should have been 6mm was in fact only 5.5mm. I cut 18mm off my reamer and reground it. The first chanter from that had an autocranning bottom d, the design specifies a 5.2mm throat but it doesnt like it at 5.2mm. I made the rea...
by bobble991
Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: My c# is missing
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Re: My c# is missing

Replacing my c natural finger makes only a very slight difference. It isnt breaking, varying the pressure makes no odds at all. I have measured the hole position and as far as I can tell its bang on position and I havent had any trouble with this design before.

Thanks
Bob
by bobble991
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: My c# is missing
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

My c# is missing

I cant seem to get c# on a chanter Ive just made. Any tips would be most appreciated. Ive tried opening the reed and a bit of undercutting, but I dont want to get too involved until I hear an opinion or two. Everything else plays very nicely and in tune with drones.

Bob
by bobble991
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Cane drone reed help
Replies: 9
Views: 3532

Re: Cane drone reed help

Thanks for that, Ill get some new specs and try to analyse what Im doing nest time. I've been trying to make hybrid reeds, brass body and cane tongue but they squeak like mad. They seem to be in pitch when they do play but it sounds rather like a roomful of strangled cats. Any further ideas?

Bob
by bobble991
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Cane drone reed help
Replies: 9
Views: 3532

Cane drone reed help

Hi, To my shame, I cannot make cane drone reeds. I have wasted stacks of cane trying. I can make chanter reeds which work reasoably well ( still need practice but certainly batting in the ballpark). I have the Dave Hegarty book( 1980 version) , the Tim Britton Book, and Alan mollers dvd. When I cut ...
by bobble991
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Metal lathe woes
Replies: 10
Views: 5384

Re: Metal lathe woes

So I guess a set of hss cutters is the way to go. I think that initially grinding a blank would be pointless as I dont know exactly what Im looking for.Ill grind blanks to shape once I have a better idea what Im doing. Im only doing the metalwork on the metal lathe, I will still make the woodwork on...
by bobble991
Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Metal lathe woes
Replies: 10
Views: 5384

Re: Metal lathe woes

Ok, perhaps woes was a little inaccurate. Im delighted with the lathe itself. I just cant fathom out which cutter for which cut. Can I buy shims for raising the cutting tip to the correct height or do I have to make them? I have the Ian Bradley book which is good. I guess Ill get the sparey book and...
by bobble991
Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Metal lathe woes
Replies: 10
Views: 5384

Metal lathe woes

Ive been a woodturner for about thirty years now. Ive always used flat stock to make reamers which I hated doing. A few months ago I decided to buy a metal lathe and duly aquired a myford super seven from ebay. When it arrived it was caked in oil, grease and swarf. I spent the next two months stripp...