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Post by cj dixon » Sun May 21, 2006 9:19 pm

Jeff wrote:
nice, I've always liked that color of wood combination
Cheers Jeff. The Rosewood with Blackwood mounts is one of my favorite combinations as well.
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CJ - Is that one of you B chanters?
Nope it's my D. :)

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Just inished my first half set

Post by J-dub » Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:23 pm

Woopie! I just finished my first half set (what a flippin' pain in the arse).

I guess this is the place to post such slock, so here it goes.

Now the really hard part (for me at least), let's see if I can succesfuly link to the images...

http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictu ... 2105488367[/img]

In case anyone gives a hoot...

It is ebony, brass, and alternative ivory (faux ivory sounds sexier I guess).
Hollow main stock from hard maple.
Bag from some dead (but I assume tasty) animal.

The chanter looks remarkabley good in MHO, considering that at one point it broke in two, flew off the lathe AND winged me in the head! I'll try and remember to duck next time.[/url]

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Post by J-dub » Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:26 pm

dag nabit, lousy computers. Here is the un-taited link...

http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictu ... 2105488367

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Post by PJ » Thu Jun 08, 2006 6:30 pm

Very nice indeed.

What's that on the bass drone bend - a key?
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Post by the plod » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:05 pm

yeah, what is that?

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Post by J-dub » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:30 pm

It is a special antenna I created to channel the spirits of famous departed pipers. Right now I'm trying to get Seamus to cooperate but he just makes a loud farting noise out of my bass drone.

Actually the bass drone does not have the convectional tuning slide. The elbow slides in and out like a trombone (sans spit valve I'm afraid). The brass rod with the ebony knob allows you to slide the elbow in and out without having to reach way down to the end. It needs some improvements. I need to braze on a stabilizing strut lower down to guard against bending out of alignment. But they sound nice!
Thanks for the comments.

Hey PJ, not to get too far off the topic but I wanted to ask you about piping in Quebec. I will be in Quebec for about a week for vacation in July. I'm debating whether to lug my pipes with me or not (it is a good opportunity to drive my wife's family nuts!). Is there a regular session? PM me if you would like to discuss it further. Thanks

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Post by dropkick » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:46 am

Coolness. I like the look of the B drone.
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Post by PJ » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:33 am

Nick Whitmer delivered my new tenor drone to me at the Pipers' Gathering. I'm very happy with it and with the entire set for that matter. It is really first rate. Jerry O'Sullivan complemented me on the set (all credit for which belongs to it's maker) and added that he has a set of Nick's pipes in C. I only hope that one day my piping will have improved enough to be able to bring out it's full potential.

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Post by dropkick » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:12 pm

This arrived yesterday morning. It is a Kennedy B chanter in ebony and boxwood. The mounts and windway were turned by David Boisvert, and what a tremedous job he did! These photos really do not do it justice. The reed, of course, is by me :D . This is a very handsome stick.

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I'll eventually get around to recording a few MP3's with it in the near future.

I am very pleased to have joined club "B". :party:
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Post by Bill » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:20 pm

A lovely chanter, Joseph! I love the combination of boxwood and brass.
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Post by PJ » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:40 pm

Very nice. If you don't mind me asking, how long were you waiting for that chanter?
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Post by Gregory Graham » Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:05 pm

Joe,

Gorgeous. Congratulations on the arrival of your new baby! Which bits did Joe do and which bits did Davey do? As you know this interests me because I'm waiting on a set of drones from Joe K. and a C set from Davey B. In fact, Joe e-mailed me this week to tell me the drones are done except for the reeds. That's great news of course, however, I can't pick those babies up until I'm in Ireland at Xmas time. Ohhhh, the agonizing wait.

You must record yourself playing the new B stick and post the recording to this forum.
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Post by dropkick » Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:24 pm

PJ wrote:Very nice. If you don't mind me asking, how long were you waiting for that chanter?
Not long. David just had to add a windway and the mounts. The chanter body, bore, C nat key and tone holes are Kennedy. I don't know if you recall, Davy had this stick listed on his site a while back in the Schtuff in Schtock section. I believe there was also a Gllagher B chanter there too.

I am still awaiting the news that my full set is finished and on its way here. However, in the meatime, I have something to keep me distracted from the wait. :D
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You must record yourself playing the new B stick and post the recording to this forum.
I will do so in the not too distant future.
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Post by PJ » Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:20 pm

I've a question:

How did one of Joe K's chanters end up in David B's workshop?

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Post by dropkick » Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:46 am

PJ wrote:I've a question:

How did one of Joe K's chanters end up in David B's workshop?

:?:
I haven't the foggiest. But I think it may have been a trade in or similar. David has had a few nice things come through his shop over the years. When I stayed with him for the 2005 GNIPC Tionol, there was a particularly sweet Peter Hunter chanter in Lignum Vitae. A very nice stick.
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