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by tompipes
Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drone bore question
Replies: 12
Views: 10639

Re: Drone bore question

Ah right.
It says 3.55mm now. Close enough!

I downloaded the PDF's when they were published first and there was a typo.

I've seen a Rowsome baritone drone stand bore in D that were 3.8. Quite narrow. Could have been an experiment.

Tommy
by tompipes
Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drone bore question
Replies: 12
Views: 10639

Re: Drone bore question

it says 3.6 in mine
In the Coyne B or Rowsome D?

Tommy
by tompipes
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Classical repertoire on the pipes?
Replies: 2
Views: 2926

Re: Classical repertoire on the pipes?

There have been some nice pieces written for pipes and orchestra by Shaun Davey and more recently Dave Flynn.

Also, if you do a youtube search for Musette De Cour you'll find lots of lovely pieces which might be suitable too.

Keep us posted!

Tommy
by tompipes
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drone bore question
Replies: 12
Views: 10639

Re: Drone bore question

Bill, I just had a look on pipers.ie and I checked my hard copy and they both read 3.55mm. I had an old PDF with the old number so all is correct. Sorry if I caused any panic. Mind you, there is a document floating around online with Rowsome drones measurements. Both the stand and slide are 4.8mm in...
by tompipes
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drone bore question
Replies: 12
Views: 10639

Re: Drone bore question

David, I'm just using them the same way I would use a regular D bit. The dust collects on the clearing channel but it compacts so it has to be taken out of the work piece and cleared like a regular D bit. The advantages are the you can ream further with each pass, all the swarf is collected so there...
by tompipes
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drone bore question
Replies: 12
Views: 10639

Re: Drone bore question

Thanks Geoff. I thought something was odd about that number. 3.6 seems more like it. I find very slight tapering can occur from constant re-insertion of D bits. Personally I use an under size D bit for reaming and then a kind of spade bit to ream to the final size, after a year or 2, which also smoo...
by tompipes
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Matt Kiernan Chanter
Replies: 1
Views: 2731

Matt Kiernan Chanter

Does anyone here have a Matt Kiernan chanter with a wooden top that might like to share a photo? I recently bought a Kiernan C chanter and the top was made by Alan Ginsberg. While it's perfectly fine, it looks like a Ginsberg chanter top and from what I remember his turning is a bit more decorative ...
by tompipes
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Drone bore question
Replies: 12
Views: 10639

Drone bore question

I've been looking at drone bore measurements lately and have noticed something with baritone drone bores. I assumed that drone bore sections widen as they get longer and that's something I've found in the few sets that I measured and some measurements I've seen online and purchased. But I've noticed...
by tompipes
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:52 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Pipemaking Videos
Replies: 19
Views: 14417

Re: NPU Pipemaking Videos

They all seem to be available now.
by tompipes
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Timothy Kenna 1781 Plans in B drawn 1979
Replies: 4
Views: 5932

Re: Timothy Kenna 1781 Plans in B drawn 1979

I don't think there was any B sets made before 1800, at the very earliest.
And Timothy Kenna didn't make any pipes before 1810 or later.

I haven't heard of these drawings either. Who is the seller?

Tommy
by tompipes
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Tenor Regulator help
Replies: 4
Views: 2772

Re: Tenor Regulator help

Before you go scraping or sanding check these things first.

Make sure there's nothing blocking the reed or tone hole. Dust and fluff can build up over years and cause all kinds of odd tonal issues.

Make sure the other keys aren't leaking. That can cause octave jumps.
Totmmy
by tompipes
Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: D chanter for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1516

Re: D chanter for sale

by tompipes
Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: D chanter for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1516

D chanter for sale

Here's one of my chanters for sale. It's made from Honduran Rosewood with Boxwood mounts and brass fittings It has a wood top and 2 keys, F and C Pictures and video below http://www.flickr.com/photos/thorntonmusic/ Price $1150 (obo) and it can also be made into a practice set with your choice of bag...
by tompipes
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: NPU Coyne B chanter problem
Replies: 18
Views: 13375

Re: NPU Coyne B chanter problem

Richard,
You might find some useful info here http://seanreidsociety.org/SRSJ1/South% ... 0hoard.PDF

and here http://seanreidsociety.org/SRSJ1/Recons ... 0reeds.PDF

All the best,

Tommy
by tompipes
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: need help!
Replies: 3
Views: 4369

Re: need help!

Are you placing the tape on the top side of the note hole? The part closest to the reed.

Tommy