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by snoogie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Poll Please or your comments
Replies: 68
Views: 16662

So if Brian's iris works (I'm not doubting that it works, but I haven't seen one myself), then why not adjust the size of the bell to be slightly smaller rather than an add-on after the chanter is made?

-g
by snoogie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Need advice on purchpase of pipes!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Hi Bruce, what part of the world do you live in? Its generally best to find a maker closer to you if possible. Also, most makers have a wait time of 2+ years, so you may need to start planning for your 15th anniversary rather than your 10th :) It might also be good to engage her in a conversation ab...
by snoogie
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:51 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Poll Please or your comments
Replies: 68
Views: 16662

If 'most' chanters need a piece of card stuck in it to correct the bottom notes, it's a poor reflection on 'most' makers' designs. Good point, so does anyone know if narrowing the chanter's bore size at the bell will cure this, or does it introduce further complications? Might be something to exper...
by snoogie
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Poll Please or your comments
Replies: 68
Views: 16662

My K&Q chanter in D does not require any rushes, no tape or wax on the holes and is spot on in tune. When I first got the current reed from BK, the back D needed a bit of wax in it, but over time its pulled into tune and plays wonderfully. However, I do have a short loop of plastic in the bell to br...
by snoogie
Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Making your own
Replies: 16
Views: 5193

... its like a cowbow who doesn't know how to ride his own horse, a car driver who doesn't know how to drive it... I've always thought of it in terms of car mechanics. You may be able to drive you car, but can you do the maintenance? If not, you probably pay a lot to keep it running well or else yo...
by snoogie
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Lets have a poll - reed tuning
Replies: 20
Views: 4147

I prefer wax as it's easily inserted/removed/tweaked and doesn't leave a sticky residue around your hole like tap does. And we all know no one likes a sticky hole :-)
by snoogie
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Do you own a set of uilleann pipes?
Replies: 38
Views: 10976

Ray Sloan Half Set in D
K&Q Chanter in D
by snoogie
Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: April 18-20, 2008, South East Tionol Registration is Open
Replies: 0
Views: 929

April 18-20, 2008, South East Tionol Registration is Open

Please join us in Historic Roswell for this year's South East Tionol April 18-20th. We've got a great line up of instructors with Tommy Martin, Kieran O'Hare, Liz Knowles, and John Skelton. The fun will start Friday night with a session at the Harp Pub, then workshops and a concert on Saturday follo...
by snoogie
Sat Feb 23, 2008 8:12 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: The Uilleann Pipe Event Calendar
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

I've found it useful from time to time. Its good as a Tionol planner to see what other events are out there so we don't book events on top of one another. However, that type of information is readily available and can be assembled on an as needed basis pretty quickly with a few internet searches. Ce...
by snoogie
Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: Reed Making Resources
Replies: 10
Views: 21743

For my reedmaking calculator, go to http://www.southeastpipersclub.org and click on the menu item called Reedmaking Calculator

The link will change from time to time as I upgrade software, so following the menu is the best bet.

-g
by snoogie
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Pipe Tutors and Sheet Music?
Replies: 12
Views: 2786

www.thesession.org has tons o' tunes. Also go to www.whistlethis.com for some tin whistle tutorials.

I teach beginning whistle...a couple of good tunes to get started on are The Star of the County Down and Lilting Banshee.

-g
by snoogie
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Uilleann Pipes General Discussion
Topic: Ag Criost an tSiol
Replies: 11
Views: 4067

Re: Ag Criost an tSiol

Does anyone have the dots for this tune? I know its a slow air and better learned by ear, but sometimes I find that task a little daunting. I much prefer having the notes in front of me and then working through the tune with the recording. Thanks all, -Dylan For me the best way to learn an air is t...
by snoogie
Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:39 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: What software for plotting chanter bores?
Replies: 14
Views: 3117

Thanks to everyone for the info. I'd started trying to use Blender www.blender.org its a very powerful open source tool, but not really designed for engineering drawings. One very good thing about it is you can write Python scripts to access the APIs and create objects. I was able to write a script ...
by snoogie
Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: wood lathes for pipemaking
Replies: 27
Views: 8661

Re: Hand turning rests

billh wrote: The reason I suggest tool steel is because the smoothness (and roundness) of the tool rest surface can make a big difference in the turning finish. Many woodturning folks advise polishing the tool rest, and many advise rubbing it with hard wax before working.

Bill
Good tip! Thanks. -g
by snoogie
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Reeds and Pipemaking
Topic: wood lathes for pipemaking
Replies: 27
Views: 8661

Re: Hand turning rests

To put it another way, you might try a simple tool rest made of round bar stock in tool steel, firmly held in the toolpost, and experiment with that before fabricating a more complex tool rest (and possibly finding that it either isn't ideal for you, or is more complex than you need). I would agree...