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Forum: Beer Tent 10-04-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,761
Posted By Dave
Re: Why is it still ivory that's No.1?

I think it's too fussy for musical pipe work. Briar wood often has voids and bits of sand inside; which you won't know about until your blade hits one.

I'd suggest trying olivewood, another wood...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-02-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Dave
Re: Shuttle pipes before John Walsh

The folded bore of the rackett's similarity to a shuttle drone is why I mentioned it. That brightness of the drones made me try other reeding approaches. To that end, I got a set of single reeds...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-02-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Dave
Delrin border pipes?

Does anyone make good border pipes from delrin?
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-27-2019, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By Dave
Forum: Beer Tent 08-25-2019, 01:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,464
Posted By Dave
Re: Head shakers

My usual irritation is "Oh, are you Scottish?" and assuming that bagpipes are particular to Scotland.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-13-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,459
Posted By Dave
Re: Chanter reeds, what makes good, what makes bad?

For the California cane, there's a piper in Bakersfield who harvests it for sale over the internet.
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-27-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Dave
Shuttle pipes before John Walsh

I know that before John Walsh introduced his shuttle pipe, there was a French bagpipe from the late 1500s called a "musette de cour" that used a similar drone arrangement. I also know that around...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-22-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By Dave
Walsh shuttle pipe bag cover

I'd like to get a new and different cover for my Walsh shuttle pipe as a sort of change-up, say corduroy or tweed. The big problem is where to get one that's not of velvet. I've come across...
Forum: Beer Tent 06-27-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By Dave
Re: OK, Who Knew?

Does anyone know who made his pipes?
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 05-15-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By Dave
Piping after ulnar nerve trouble

I'm still a raw beginner after 12 years with maybe five tunes memorized. Yeah, I should be practicing more often... Anyhow, a few months ago I was typing on my computer when I felt a jolt go from...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-23-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,313
Posted By Dave
Re: California Ivory Ban

It's worse than you think. Here is the bill that was sent to the governor's desk: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB96 ...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 11-23-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,713
Posted By Dave
Re: Did the Mayflower have any pipers aboard?

I figure that if it's fun, then it wasn't allowed. Therefore no piping.:grin:
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 11-22-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,002
Posted By Dave
fighting with hamon reeds in a walsh shuttlepipe

Would someone with a Walsh Shuttlepipe and Hamon's drone reeds help me out with this problem? When I got the reeds last year, I managed to get the bass and tenor tuned up fairly quickly. Never got...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-03-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,611
Posted By Dave
Re: imitation ivory rods

They do need to be square. I'm attempting to make a set of Napier's Bones. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napier%27s_bones
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-03-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,611
Posted By Dave
Re: imitation ivory rods

What I'm specifically after are square rods measuring 10mm by 10mm and rectangular ones measuring 30mm by 10mm. Any ideas?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-02-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,611
Posted By Dave
imitation ivory rods

I'm interested in exploring some craft stuff using imitation ivory. I can't seem to find any good information on where to get it. I figured that you guys might be the best ones to ask where to...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 06-30-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,314
Posted By Dave
Re: Who Knew?

[QUOTE=monkeyBoy;1200123]It is definitely used as an insult (just not to lefties) it's very common, especially in manual trades, to hear it used describing a job that's been done badly or someone who...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-25-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,744
Posted By Dave
Re: Ebay fraud (again)

There are several scammers like this. One of them is notorious for "selling" classic computers using photographs well-known to the classic computer community. The MO appears to be using viruses or...
Forum: Beer Tent 05-24-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,800
Posted By Dave
Re: Bagpipe parts mistaken for something else.

A friend of mine had a similar experience with a ham radio he had in his back pocket.

"Mommy! That man's butt is talking!"
Forum: Beer Tent 05-18-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,672
Posted By Dave
Re: Accessory to help play bagpipes with weak lips?

I actually saw something like this a few years ago, but I can't seem to remember where or what it was called.
Forum: Beer Tent 05-09-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,509
Posted By Dave
Re: Listening to other instruments after playing bagpipes

I've always found this humorously perverse: the deliberate replication of a poorly-maintained instrument.
Forum: Technique & Instrument 05-09-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,776
Posted By Dave
Re: Waxed or Varnished Finish?

What about plain old linseed oil? Or am I missing something about how pipes are finished?
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-19-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,105
Posted By Dave
Coins into ferrules?

I watched this video about making a coin into a ring and thought that might make for interesting ferrules, particularly if they were made from interesting coins.
Forum: Music 04-18-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 611
Posted By Dave
General Patton's theme

Does there exist an arrangement of General Patton's Theme for the GHB? I'm trying to pick out something with my PC, but the gouge I scooped out of my left thumb while peeling potatoes last weekend...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 04-05-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,020
Posted By Dave
Re: Bass drone volume on smallpipes

I've noticed a quietness of the bass drone in the Walsh shuttle pipes as well. This effect is somewhat increased with the use of Hamon's reeds in the drones.
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