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Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-26-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,549
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Cracked stock - repair or replace?

Everyone, thanks for responding. I wound up shipping the stocks down to North Carolina to let Roddy MacLellan look them over. Waiting on the verdict.

Forum: Beer Tent 01-26-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,145
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Greetings

I especially like the snow sole :thumb:

Forum: Technique & Instrument 01-15-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,549
Posted By Airborne92
Cracked stock - repair or replace?

Looking for opinions (of which I know I'll get plenty around here:grin:). My beloved Lawries (which I bought 2nd hand in 1968 for $90) have finally developed a hairline crack at the top of the bass...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-03-2016, 09:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,970
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Ivory Market Crashes

I'm a couple of glasses of cheap vino down here, but it seems to me that the governments holding confiscated ivory could sell certified pieces on the open market and use the proceeds to fund...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-13-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Which band is this?

RE: Pipe bands at Arlington

As an individual piper, I play at Arlington at the request of the family. If a family wanted an entire pipe band, as long as they adhered to the rules that apply to...
Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Which band is this?

Ah...Shannon Rovers Irish Pipe Band out of Chicago. No wonder I didn't know anyone.

Forum: Beer Tent 11-09-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By Airborne92
Which band is this?


Can't see any insignia in the pic, but someone might recognize a face...
Forum: Beer Tent 10-05-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,400
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Santa Rosa (?) pic on eBay?

Those kilt hose look like the Army (U.S) knee socks I used to be able to get at surplus stores in the seventies. The Army wore them with khaki shorts in hot climates up until the late sixties...
Forum: Beer Tent 02-07-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,147
Posted By Airborne92
Re: in tune without tuning?

David...a cutting edge hornpipe? :roflmao:

But seriously, folks, over the years I've found that the more frequently I practice, the better in tune my pipes will stay.

Forum: Beer Tent 02-07-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,318
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Two-drone pipes in film

The ones on the right look exactly like my Lawries.

Forum: Beer Tent 12-16-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,607
Posted By Airborne92
Ford Commercial

Ran across this while looking for something else:


(hope link works)

Anyone know who the band is?

Forum: Beer Tent 12-01-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,347
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Geez not again

Had a funeral gig at Arlington last Wednesday. 3pm, last one of the day. Cold rain mixed with snow. Standing in the Columbarium holding the pipes under my Band Spec, trying to keep them as warm as...
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,725
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Where to buy a Jaccobite Blue bonnet

The Scottish Tartans Museum in Franklin, NC used to sell them, but a quick look through their website doesn't show them now. Perhaps you could drop them a line to see what happened to their supplier....
Forum: Beer Tent 09-27-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,883
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Body by Bagpipes

Or the penny whistle...

Forum: Beer Tent 04-17-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,276
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Head Scratching Bagpipe Tunes....

The tenor drummers were actually dancers from the show; Stevie Kilbride taught them the routine in about three weeks (according to Lorne).

Forum: Beer Tent 04-05-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,630
Posted By Airborne92
Re: How to shorten a Sporran chain

Which most of them are these days. I wrap mine with electrician's or chanter tape.

Forum: Beer Tent 03-27-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,003
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Arlington National Cemetery

I've had the privilege of doing several funerals there. The basic rule is that anything outside the official military funeral is done at the very end. You're limited to five minutes (usually not a...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By Airborne92
Re: L&M Fantastic Customer Service

I'll pile on here...A few years back I needed to have a 40+ year old horsehair sporran refurbished. Since I have no skills in that direction I contacted L&M (who officially is wholesale to the trade...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-13-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,950
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Gannaway bag smelling like rotted meat

Reminds me of the time I ordered a can of Airtight online. The vendor was apparently cleaning out his stocks in anticipation of the new plastic bottles. Mine was dented and rusted, and when I opened...
Forum: Beer Tent 03-12-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,724
Posted By Airborne92
Re: eBay "Suit Kilt" offer

Respectfully beg to differ :grin:

Forum: Beer Tent 03-10-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,811
Posted By Airborne92
Re: 70s Lawrie ABW pc =s $?

The ABW Lawrie PCs from that era had a marvelously mellow tone; I had one for forty years before it disappeared out of my pipe case one St. Paddy's week a few years back. I paid $11 for in in '70.
Forum: Beer Tent 03-05-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,940
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Ebay MacLellans

I was chatting with a piper a few years back who had a similar set (no silver) and he mentioned that the brass needs constant attention. He tended to polish them only before a competition.

Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 02-10-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,054
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Granger pipes?

Regarding the dental floss, using it in lieu of hemp became fashionable in the early ''70's (at least in the States). I confess to having done it myself in about '71 or '72. They theory was that it...
Forum: Beer Tent 01-30-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,373
Posted By Airborne92
Re: Robbie Burns

Got an email from an organization I had done a freebee for last year (not Burns night) asking what my regular fee was. After checking around my area with some other pipers, I quoted the going rate....
Forum: Beer Tent 12-22-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,348
Posted By Airborne92
Re: So...when in the beer tent...

So, you like to chew your beer? :grin:

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