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by chris bayley
Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Antler Mounts
Replies: 8
Views: 5422

No problems turning it with sharp tools both free hand and with form tools with the lathe (metal) running at either 1250rpm or 2400rpm. Mostly it is from an Indian species of deer as these have much thicker wall than local varieties It is sliced to the length than held in a 4 jaw independant chuck s...
by chris bayley
Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: John Addison
Replies: 11
Views: 14444

Have just had a visit from a piper who had a JA set of small pipes and told me that John died in 1991 having never recovered from the stroke.
by chris bayley
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: John Addison
Replies: 11
Views: 14444

John Addison - Originally in Peckham, South London moving to South Somercotes in Lincolnshire circa 1973 for a better lifestyle making pipes full time. John mostly made Northumbrian Small Pipes and these included at least one massive Bass set in G an octave below the normal NSP with an ingenious sys...
by chris bayley
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Silver Soldering
Replies: 28
Views: 12982

Propane gets plenty hot enough for silver soldering and will if not careful melt the brass I use several grades of silver solder depending upon what material I am soldering how many soldering operations are required - the important points are adequate heating of the piece being soldered, the correct...
by chris bayley
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: regulators - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 2032

regulators - SOLD

Due to a customer being made redundant I have a set of regulators (teardrop keys) spare. Main stock and drones available if required to upgrade a practice set.
by chris bayley
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Tube Cane Supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 3525

I use soft cane from Medir 21 / 23mm diameter for concert chanter reeds (http://www.medir.org/index.htm)

Bassoon cane is used by some makers but it tends to be too hard and reeds have to be made thinner to compensate.

Also use 15 / 17mm diameter Elder which makes nice reeds.
by chris bayley
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Ferrules from tubing
Replies: 6
Views: 4180

1 & 2 both for hand rolled and brought tubing. 3 - not advisable - there were a couple of NSP makers who fitted their ferrules using this method. They used plain tube for the slide rather than a tube over wood and this was force fitted onto a short tenon on the wooden part. To further secure it in p...
by chris bayley
Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:42 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reamed
Replies: 6
Views: 4866

David

K&M in Sheffield keep metre lengths of Silver Steel up tp 14mm diameter

Telephone number is 01142 474733 - they do not appear to have either an e-mail address or website

Chris
by chris bayley
Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: drilling mainstock
Replies: 16
Views: 11324

I hold the workpiece off centre in a four jaw chuck and use a slow speed as the overhang is not great. Pilot bore is put through first followed by a flat bit to open up the hole to just under finished size. A reamer is then used to bring the bore to full size. For longer off centre drilling longer p...
by chris bayley
Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Brian Howard Pipes???
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

Did not realise that Brian had relocated to Pakistan !!!!!

Chanter may be by BH (clearer photo would be useful) but drones certainly are not
by chris bayley
Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Hi from a new member
Replies: 36
Views: 17707

It is almost certainly a reed problem. My pipes work at a low pressure so the likely cause is that the reed has become too open causing the flattening of the c# First step if you are feeling brave is to close the lips slightly by moving the bridle closer to the wrappings or gently squeezing it with ...
by chris bayley
Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Bassoon Bocals
Replies: 3
Views: 3298

For virtually all bagpipes the double reeds are made on the staple. Like every rule there are of course exceptions and the North Italian Musa has the reed made on a mandrel and then placed onto the short staple in the same manner as the bocal on the Bassoon. Also have details of the reed for the Bod...