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by chris bayley
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: chanter casting?????
Replies: 21
Views: 8645

Re: chanter casting?????

If you are serious then as a starting point would suggest you take a look at recorders and see if you can get a visit to one of the makers of these (Yamaha) and maybe discuss how they go about it (Injection moulding). Make it clear that you are making bagpipes and NOT recorders and so not in competi...
by chris bayley
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:05 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Pastoral Pipes maker identification please help
Replies: 9
Views: 4641

Re: Pastoral Pipes maker identification please help

Certainly is an interesting looking set. Some more photos would be useful as the bass drone appears to have been rebuilt to give it a full outside loop as originally I would expect it to have looped back through the substock that plugs into the main stock on 'normal' pastoral sets. It may have been ...
by chris bayley
Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Today's timber qualities
Replies: 13
Views: 16428

Re: Today's timber qualities

Quebracho gets a mention in the Toxic woods list above as an irritant and can cause nausea and respiratory problems as can most of the woods pipe makers use When working with woods I use a full face shield with fan driven ventilation. The particular model I have has the filters and fan situated at t...
by chris bayley
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Today's timber qualities
Replies: 13
Views: 16428

Re: Today's timber qualities

what is exactly in those crystals and what health isuues there are I do not know, Here is a list of toxic properties of some of the world's timbers http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/ Palo Santo does not appear in it so may not be harmful -a quick search found th...
by chris bayley
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tenon Design
Replies: 16
Views: 7295

Re: Tenon Design

OOTB - Just to straighten things out – Vulcanite has been around a long time and is NOT a new material to instrument making. It has been in use with bagpipes, as have ‘O’ rings and other alternatives to hemp joints for over 100 years. None have passed the test of time whereas wood and hemp have e.g....
by chris bayley
Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:14 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Chris Bayleys plans
Replies: 2
Views: 2044

Re: Chris Bayleys plans

Proabably the best course of action would be to ask Chris Bayley himself - email is christopher.bayely@ntlworld.com :D
by chris bayley
Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Pipes needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

Re: Pipes needed

The are pipers in Bristol and Bath as well as South Wales - check your PM's

Chris
by chris bayley
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:12 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Ebonite
Replies: 7
Views: 3272

Re: Ebonite

No

Only experince was a repair to a GHB partly made from the stuff. OK with sharp tools but friable

The mouthpieces of GHB's used to be made from it as it is very resistant to moisture. They now use polypenco (acetal / delrin)
by chris bayley
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Ebonite
Replies: 7
Views: 3272

Re: Ebonite

Ok, I'm confused. It's a rubber based product? How hard is it? will it degrade over time like most rubbers? Can you turn it or must it be molded? Jeff It is an early form of plastic made from rubber and can be turned bored and machined just the same as wood. It has been in use in musical instrument...
by chris bayley
Wed May 12, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Gun Drilling
Replies: 10
Views: 11149

Re: Gun Drilling

Eaxactly what do the only difference being is that I am using a metalworking lathe that literally weighs a ton. Speed used when boring is around 1150 rpm for nicely centered pieces or 850 rpm for off-centered pieces e.g. barrel drone sections and feed speed will vary with the type of wood and how we...
by chris bayley
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: O'Brien Style Regulator Keywork
Replies: 15
Views: 7051

Re: O'Brien Style Regulator Keywork

Pins pass right through the body and do not enter the bore. There is a raised section of body to accommodate this. This can be seen on the regulators of a Brennan set http://www.bagpipeworld.co.uk/Gallery/Brennan/Tenor&Baritone-03t.jpg This style is just as vulnerable as block mounted key work and h...
by chris bayley
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Help on Buying my 1st Half Set!
Replies: 26
Views: 9319

Re: Help on Buying my 1st Half Set!

BillH wrote The set(s) advertised as "Irish" appear to be "reworked" sets by "Geoffrey" of Pakistan. The re-working may consist solely of replacing reeds, it's hard to know. If someone in Limerick is indeed reworking Pakistani pipes, I don't want to publicly criticise the results without having met...
by chris bayley
Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Mill tooling for reamers?
Replies: 44
Views: 14471

Re: Mill tooling for reamers?

It would have to be less than a 1/4 milled out if doing this - on the 1/4 but only 1/8 depth to keep stength and would effectively be a two flute reamer I use a selection of different reamers including a ground down Lebel bayonet (Cruciform), 'G' (1/4 section milled out), 'D' section and also rectan...
by chris bayley
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Douglas Wilkinson RIP
Replies: 0
Views: 1375

Douglas Wilkinson RIP

Former pipemaker Douglas Wilkinson has died. He was an active maker during the second half of the 1970's working in partnership with Glen McCarthy in the East end of London. They met whilst at the London College of Furniture when on a Musical Instrument Making course and made pipes mainly for Hobgob...
by chris bayley
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Wood dimensions for pipemaking
Replies: 5
Views: 2490

Re: Wood dimensions for pipemaking

Do NOT use the Garvin measurements (looking at first edition) - chanter blank is given as 14" long which is too short even for a 14" chanter
You need 14.75" to 15" to allow for trimming