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by tompipes
Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!
Replies: 18
Views: 13198

Re: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!

Tom, wouldn't you consider that kind of venting out of scope for learners? It seems like something that would foster bad habits if attempted too early. Well its the kind of thing i would introduce to students in the first 6 to 9 months depending on progress. Mind you that's a student who is attendi...
by tompipes
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!
Replies: 18
Views: 13198

Re: Uilleann Pipes chanter fingering chart for ALL!

Firstly, all notes above second octave G require a 'run up' of some kind - at minimum, you must approach them from another second octave note, without a chanter closure in-between. This means that a second octave A, played from a closed chanter, must have something like a second octave G or F# 'gra...
by tompipes
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Bellows repair
Replies: 7
Views: 5742

Re: Bellows repair

I'd say have the maker repair it if at all possible, or some one who makes a similar style bellows. More than likely they'll have to strip the old glue off it, plus the glue you applied and re set the leather. It's just that different types of glue just adhere to each other well. Another option woul...
by tompipes
Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: How many Rowsome chanters out there?
Replies: 2
Views: 4406

Re: How many Rowsome chanters out there?

Looks like none...LOL

This topic came up elsewhere a while ago.
https://listserv.heanet.ie/cgi-bin/wa?A ... ann&P=1024

The list is a small percentage of what is really out there, in my opinion.

Tommy
by tompipes
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Low C Foot-Joint for the Uilleann Chanter
Replies: 24
Views: 14165

Re: Low C Foot-Joint for the Uilleann Chanter

Its a great idea and obviously works very well.

Just to comment on the mention of Delrin. Its a bothersome material to turn, shape, etc but if you were thinking of going with a plastic option ABS plastic is much better to work with and is readily available in rods.

Great work!

Tommy
by tompipes
Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Low C Foot-Joint - Videos
Replies: 14
Views: 8189

Re: Low C Foot-Joint - Videos

Genius!!

What a great innovation indeed. Well done.

Tommy
by tompipes
Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: D chanter for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1849

Re: D chanter for sale

Well, not really.
I do call my whistles Thornton Whistles and my LLC is Thornton Music.
It's called after the part of Dublin where I grew up.

Tommy
by tompipes
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: D chanter for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1849

D chanter for sale

Made from cocobola, boxwood and brass Theres a few more details here http://pipertommymartin.com/pb/wp_b440ea28/wp_b440ea28.html More pictures here http://www.flickr.com/photos/thorntonmusic/page4/ and video clips are here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GqM6ZcXnfM&feature=relmfu $800 plus shipping....
by tompipes
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Newbie needs advice
Replies: 5
Views: 4281

Re: Newbie needs advice

I don't know off hand if there is a pipes maker nearby to you but have a look at these lists and you may find some one close. http://uilleannobsession.com/links_makers.html and http://www.pipers.ie/makerlist.asp Ideally a local pipes maker is the best situation especially if you are learning by your...
by tompipes
Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: pictures of your pipes
Replies: 264
Views: 190100

Re: pictures of your pipes

A few new chanters. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8039/7925553124_d779130526.jpg D chanter in Cocobola and Boxwood by Thornton Music , on Flickr http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8298/7925556212_b3bc4a7407.jpg C chanter in Ebony by Thornton Music , on Flickr http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8438/7925559972...
by tompipes
Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reedmaking, cases (AIRLINE PROOF!) Reamers
Replies: 2
Views: 2054

Re: Reedmaking, cases (AIRLINE PROOF!) Reamers

Do you make reamers to order or do you have your own designs?

Tommy
by tompipes
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Christmasy, pipe-friendly Irish Tunes?
Replies: 9
Views: 3239

Re: Christmasy, pipe-friendly Irish Tunes?

There's a few Christmas tunes on this page that are free to download. http://irishchristmasinamerica.com/press/ Also, there's a lovely jig here called "So I am off with the good St Nicholas' Boat" http://www.thesession.org/tunes/display/3165 It was written by James Scott Skinner and it's in the key ...
by tompipes
Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Pipes for Sale
Topic: Leo Rowsome chanter for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 2237

Leo Rowsome chanter for sale

Hello all. For many reasons I've found myself in a position where I must part with a prized chanter. I have 3 excellent D chanters and another on the way so I've decided to part with one to raise money to invest in pipe making machinery. I've had the Bourke chanter since I was 12 so I couldn't part ...
by tompipes
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Silicon as bag and bellows seasoning... opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 21318

Re: Silicon as bag and bellows seasoning... opinions?

So heres a question, What about a bag made from a layer of naugahyde and a layer of leather. The leather stops the elasticity effect of the vinyl and your pretty much guarenteed an airtight bag. But the question realy is what kind of glue do you need to stick leather to naugahyde and has anyone done...
by tompipes
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Flat reed total height
Replies: 4
Views: 1876

Miki, Yes, from the bottom of the tails. I think the overall lenght should be between 82 and 85mm so the staple can be inserted between 16 and 19mm. Keep in mind that if you insert the staple too far it can have the effect of closing the lips of the reed, depending on cane density. Of course you can...