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Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 07-23-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By tjm
Re: Scottish Smallpipes - New Reeds for an Old Set

Looks like Bocote drones with Tagua nut mounts and Purpleheart bellows. Correctly ID of the materials could help ID the maker.

--Tim
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-28-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By tjm
Re: Exercises/tunes for returning player?

So, it looks like the consensus is to get back into playing through tunes, not exercises, slower tunes preferred. I'll start with the Aires that were once in my (limited) repertoire, Going Home,...
Forum: Uilleann, Northumbrian, Smallpipes + 09-25-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By tjm
Exercises/tunes for returning player?

Hi all.


I'm slowly returning to playing after about 5 years of not playing much at all. Almost all of my experience was GHB, but I'm now returning to a bellows SSP in A.



Can anyone...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-21-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,238
Posted By tjm
Re: Tuning low on pin

If they sound great why worry about where they tune?

--Tim
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-22-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By tjm
Re: CITES & undcumented Rosewoods?

Thanks, I'll check into that. It would certainly make things easy.


--Tim
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-22-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,036
Posted By tjm
Re: Burmese Blackwood

Linsey Pollak. He's an accomplished musician and instrument maker. His rubber glove bagpipe is .... awesome!
https://youtu.be/3hBqgp9JGOo

And in this video (starting at 59s) he plays some sort...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-21-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By tjm
CITES & undocumented Rosewoods?

I'm setting up a workshop to get back into pipe making after many years away and have some ABW and Cocobolo bought almost 10 years ago. Anyone have any suggestions of how to deal with rosewoods...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-21-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,161
Posted By tjm
Re: eChanter v3 released

Been away from pipes for a while ... good to see there are few undaunted DIYers still having a go at eChanter :thumb:

--Tim
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 04-21-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,036
Posted By tjm
Re: Burmese Blackwood

It's used for other wind instruments, with proper oiling and a maintenance schedule it may work out for a mouthblown pipe. After the new CITES restrictions on rosewoods we need to find alternatives....
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-10-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,199
Posted By tjm
Re: Gun drill vs. D-bit

Gundrills are both faster and more accurate.

With D bits, for smaller bores around 5-7mm, if the pilot hole is accurate, the D bit is profiled correctly, and fed at an appropriate rate, then a...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-29-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,161
Posted By tjm
Re: eChanter v3 released

Guess you figured out the programming issue :thumb: - sorry I didn't reply sooner.

The eChanter side of things has a variable named 'vol' which is already set to maximum value. I've not really...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-17-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,897
Posted By tjm
Re: There's A Fungus Amongus

Had the same issue while living in New York. I put a couple of drops of tea tree oil on the reed and wiped out the (synthetic) bag with tee tree oil. PM thought I was totally insane and would destroy...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 08-28-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,161
Posted By tjm
Re: eChanter v3 released

OUCH!

eChanter has always been about making something useful and learning along the way. It's pretty rewarding to MAKE something you can use everyday.

eChanter is also a platform for something...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 08-10-2016, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,708
Posted By tjm
Re: Projecting Mounts

Made this PC top about 6 years ago for a friend in CT:
http://www.malcolmbagpipes.com/_/rsrc/1468930445286/home/Pink%20Ivory%20carved%20ABW%20ferrule.jpg?height=200&width=150

ABW ferrule over...
Forum: History, Tradition, Heritage 08-10-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,541
Posted By tjm
Re: Highland bagpipes originated in the Iberian Peninsula

From "L'Histoire d'Amour de Scotland"In 1623, Sir John-Thomas Succès-Avec-Les-Dames commissioned A Grand Pipe to Woo Ladies. His amorous pursuits were spoken of with intense, but hushed tones, his...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 07-14-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,161
Posted By tjm
Re: eChanter v3 released

The pressure sensor can be set to an on/off threshold, so when the sensor reaches the threshold the audio output turns on, and when the pressure is below the threshold the audio will be off. (As long...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 03-12-2016, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,221
Posted By tjm
Re: Quality of production pipes bores for pros

All those little imperfections distort the sound waves, creating complexity that we hear as a 'rich' tone. Or so my PhD Acoustic Physicist parent tells me.

--Tim
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 02-19-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,161
Posted By tjm
Re: eChanter v3 released

Hi Kevin.

I do remember carefully considering the sensor pin changes as they would break backwards compatibility, but right now cannot remember exactly why. Quickly scanning the code just now ......
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 11-30-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,006
Posted By tjm
Re: Practice Chanter Reed Seat Problem

It's the same dimensions as a so-called Linesman's reamer ... Harbor Freight for a few bucks.

You can also drill a parallel read seat. A little tricky to reed and demanding of blowing pressure,...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 10-26-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By tjm
Re: How is the counterbore created?

A d-bit could easily be made with a flat edge (It would be more like a scraper than a d-bit). If kept very sharp it could be lightly rotated to shave the end grain flat, creating a hatd shoulder at...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-28-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,504
Posted By tjm
Re: Choosing pipes

FWIW, I've used Gilmour, Warnock, Abedour/Soutar, and a couple of other band reeds in the poly and ABW Strathmore chanters, all with no troubles beyond finding the right strength. Gilmour was my...
Forum: Beginners, Intermediate, + 09-26-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,504
Posted By tjm
Re: Choosing pipes

I had a set of Strathmores and they were solid pipes, good tone, good quality, typically played with Murray's Henderson Harmonic reeds. I sold them on after starting to play pipes I made.

The...
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-23-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,943
Posted By tjm
Re: Grainger & Campbell pipes, early & late

> There never was a Grainger only pipe making company.

My pipes probably ID was from a very reputable world class maker who had them in hand and played them in the workshop .... and that ID was...
Forum: Do It Yourself (DIY) 09-23-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By tjm
Re: Carbon banding crack repair

Interesting, thanks for the post. Could also be a preemptive technique to use before installing ferrules.

--Tim
Forum: Technique & Instrument 09-19-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,943
Posted By tjm
Re: Grainger & Campbell pipes, early & late

I have a set most likely from Grainger. The pipes have also been IDd as Robertson (which they are definately not), a 30s or 40s Henderson copy, but strongest evidence is Abott/Grainger. Abott was...
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