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by dirk the piper
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: FS: 5 Volume Holtzapffel Turning and Mechanical Manipulation
Replies: 5
Views: 2433

Re: FS: 5 Volume Holtzapffel Turning and Mechanical Manipulation

I went looking around for the books, and I have been dropping Christmas hints to my Santa... It seems that some of these volumes can be browsed in electronic form or online. For those interested, this site has some interesting info about the Holtzapffels, and maybe some links to the electronic forms...
by dirk the piper
Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: What is a penny chanter based off of?
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: What is a penny chanter based off of?

Here's the site: http://www.daye1.com/pennychanter.html
Mr. Day used to have a description about how the chanter was developed, and he probably still does.
If it's not on the site, I'm sure he would be happy to tell you about it.
-Dirk
by dirk the piper
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Wood dimensions for pipemaking
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

Re: Wood dimensions for pipemaking

Wilbert Garvin's book on uilleann pipe making has a cutting list in it with all the suggested blank sizes for his design. It's not universally applicable to all concert sets, but it gives you an idea...
-Dirk
by dirk the piper
Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Making a quieter reed?
Replies: 22
Views: 9928

Re: Making a quieter reed?

For practice purposes, there are a couple of temporary things to try. (Please don't do anything that would permanently alter the chanter, though.) These things will make the chanter seem less efficient, I'd think. All of these things will affect tuning and other performance aspects of your instrumen...
by dirk the piper
Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Making a quieter reed?
Replies: 22
Views: 9928

Re: Making a quieter reed?

For practice purposes, there are a couple of temporary things to try. (Please don't do anything that would permanently alter the chanter, though.) These things will make the chanter seem less efficient, I'd think. All of these things will affect tuning and other performance aspects of your instrumen...
by dirk the piper
Sun Nov 01, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Bending tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 35434

Re: Bending tubes

This site is interesting.
http://www.bendtooling.com/a-b.htm
I have lots of questions about tube bending. I haven't had a chance to look though this site yet,
but I think further research is in order.
by dirk the piper
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Bending tubes
Replies: 47
Views: 35434

Re: Bending tubes

I just stumbled accross this ingenous tube-bender design on the web. Instead of filling the tube with cerrobend, lead, sand, or some such, this design uses a solid mandrel, called a "bullet" which is held steadily inside the tube at the bending point. The tube is drawn off of the bullet as it is ben...
by dirk the piper
Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?
Replies: 21
Views: 8029

Re: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?

I just want to report that I have had some good success with the swaging method for making my first tapered drone slides. I'll be able to use my excess tubing this way, and its another trick in the bag. Now, it's on to rolling ferrules! Thanks for all the tips, folks.

-Dirk
by dirk the piper
Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?
Replies: 21
Views: 8029

Re: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?

MHay, Thank you for sharing that technique, and the excellent pictures. I think that's worth trying. I wonder, do you have any "concertina" effect on the outside of the swaged ferrules, or am I seeing oddities in the image conversion? You did say that you get a very nice factory finish on the inside...
by dirk the piper
Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reed Seats: Yea or Nea
Replies: 11
Views: 4760

Re: Reed Seats: Yea or Nea

I don't feel qualified to comment on which is the "best" type of reed seat. However, I can comment on some experiments that I have been doing lately. In my short experience as an American uillleann piper, I have often seen the practice of placing a kind of "sleeve" piece of tubing into the tapered r...
by dirk the piper
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:58 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?
Replies: 21
Views: 8029

Re: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?

Making tapered ferrules from ready made tubing is not the best way to achieve things, ready made tubing is normally draw from harder less quality material, unlike the higher quality mixes that are available from flat stock CZ 108 is good stuff to roll with. What about the quality of pre-made tubing...
by dirk the piper
Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?
Replies: 21
Views: 8029

Re: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?

Point taken, I'll definitely try the sheet method first, and keep focussed on the product. I'll deal with the extra tubes later - or never, which ever comes first.
by dirk the piper
Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?
Replies: 21
Views: 8029

Re: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?

Yes, it's that better fit that I'm going for with the tapered ferrules. I might try some spin forming as a learning exercise, since the extra material is available. The idea of making tapered staples from tubing might also be worth trying. Even so, it's clear that rolling them from sheets is the way...
by dirk the piper
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: tapered ferrule from brass tubing?
Replies: 21
Views: 8029

tapered ferrule from brass tubing?

I previously bought brass tubing that I was planning on using for drone ferrules. However I'm thinking now that I'd much rather make them tapered. In the interest of using what I already purchased, I'd like to ask whether others have had some success in re-forming brass tubing into a slight taper. I...
by dirk the piper
Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Respirator
Replies: 22
Views: 25843

That gun-drill elbow is a beautifully simple idea, and it's certainly worth a try or two before building some kind of box. I'm fairly motivated to get something good to work, since I'm working with mostly cocobolo at the moment. Thanks for the tip. Any thoughts on the optimal size elbow for a 4" hos...