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by bobble991
Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Future makers
Replies: 5
Views: 2499

Re: Future makers

I have dabbled with pipemaking for the last twenty years or so. Im an amateur making for the pleasure of doing so. My uilleann pipemaking has gone in fits and starts since I first got the Garvin book. I have found that uilleann pipemaking has been a completely closed shop. People have offered pointe...
by bobble991
Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: flat reamers
Replies: 30
Views: 17623

Re: flat reamers

Simply clamp it in a vise and use an angle grinder with a metal working wheel to grind off not-quite-half of the reamer. -gary Do you keep cooling the reamer during angle grinding? I guess air cooling will allow it to harden? I guess Ill have to do it this way for a while until I have the cash for ...
by bobble991
Fri May 22, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Whats the best way to stamp wood?
Replies: 1
Views: 1415

Whats the best way to stamp wood?

How do I put my name and year on the stuff Im making. I see some people make a very neat job of it but I cant quite decide how.

Cheers
Bob
by bobble991
Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reed data for J Kenna narrow bore needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

Re: Reed data for J Kenna narrow bore needed

Thanks Bill, Ill start from there.I have emailed Ronan and await his reply. If I have any luck Ill post the details here. I did stick in a concert reed but it certainly didnt like it.


Cheers
Bob
by bobble991
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reed data for J Kenna narrow bore needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

Reed data for J Kenna narrow bore needed

Anyone got a good starting point. I think i read somewhere that a tenor reg reed was a good place but I may have been having a senior citizen moment (again :? )

Cheers
Bob
by bobble991
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Garvin Plans
Replies: 1
Views: 1490

Re: Garvin Plans

I have a nicely working chanter from that book. Try to get the more recent print if you can, some of the drone bores are missing from the earlier one.

Cheers
Bob
by bobble991
Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: How can you replicate the sound of a particular chanter
Replies: 5
Views: 2260

Re: How can you replicate the sound of a particular chanter

Thanks Bill, that clarified it a little. Are there any crowley measurments on the sean reid cds?

Cheers
Bob
by bobble991
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: How can you replicate the sound of a particular chanter
Replies: 5
Views: 2260

How can you replicate the sound of a particular chanter

I realise this is a can of worms. However I am curious, so will ask. I love the sound of Paddy Keenans chanter from the bothy band days. Its a crowley I believe. If I had crowley bore data (which I dont :( ) and I made a good copy of it, would I necessarily get a similar sound? Are there any ways to...
by bobble991
Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Turkish Boxwood
Replies: 6
Views: 5248

Turkish Boxwood

I just acquired a 3 foot log of turkish boxwood about 3 inch diameter. Bark is on so I cant tell what the quality is like. Short of sticking the whole thing in the lathe and roughing out, is there any way to determine the best bit for a chanter?

Cheers
Bob
by bobble991
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Chanter reed dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 5870

Re: Chanter reed dilemma

The new reed sounds just great. I no longer turn purple while trying to play and the dog no longer runs and hides when I pick the pipes up. My reedmaker very kindly sent a copy of my reed dimensions so now its just reedmaking practice, and of course piping practice. Im hoping to finish my mainstock ...
by bobble991
Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Chanter reed dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 5870

Re: Chanter reed dilemma

Thanks again. I did make the chanter as it happens. I got my chanter back yesterday along with a professionally made reed. I also got the dvd and Tim Brittons book. I took the cowards way out for now and got some eezedrone reeds as well. Im gonna take a week off reedmaking and enjoy my pipes. Then I...
by bobble991
Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:08 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Chanter reed dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 5870

Re: Chanter reed dilemma

I am somewhat at a loss about scaping the reeds. Some methods say a v and others a u. Some say start at the binding and others 2cm from the lips. Some say flat and others arched. I cut the initial v with a knife. Then some judicious sanding. Sanding will produce a flat. Do I sand until it begins to ...
by bobble991
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Chanter reed dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 5870

Re: Chanter reed dilemma

Thanks for that. Crow is good and strong. Without a bridle I actually have a reed which gives a good hard D, a good back D, most of the second octave BUT its as hard as hell to play and the volume is incredible. If I try and put a bridle on everything goes pear shaped :cry: What I have decided to do...
by bobble991
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Chanter reed dilemma
Replies: 11
Views: 5870

Chanter reed dilemma

When I make a chanter reed I get to the point where the second octave sounfs great and I (a novice player) can get all the way up to d'''. However, at this point I also have a gurgle in bottom d. I correct the bottom D gurgle by general thinning overall and go very slowly. Eventually, the bottom D c...
by bobble991
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Machine stitching leather bags
Replies: 6
Views: 4989

Re: Machine stitching leather bags

The only kevlar thread I can find is 1.25mm and its from america. The only tiger thread is .5mm (ebay) Where can I find suitable stuff for bag sewing? I used waxtwins last time and the bag leaks like a sieve now.

Cheers
Bob