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Old 04-22-2011, 08:05 AM   #11
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Default Re: Crack repair, pin or whip?

Have it whipped by someone who is experienced at making such repairs
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:06 AM   #12
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Have it whipped by someone who is experienced at making such repairs
You're assuming I didn't have my pipes repaired by a pro, I did.
I'm simply asking about the glue used for whipping. Did you have an answer?
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:31 AM   #13
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Here is my understanding of the pin vs. whip debate:

When a piece of wood cracks, it cracks at the weakest spot. Pins can close and stabilize a crack but that area, being made stronger, can now promote a crack in the next most vulnerable spot.

Whipping, strengthens the wood in a band around the piece. In effect it eliminates the weak spot(s) that respond to stress by giving way.

Were is my instrument, I'd go for whipping of a really bad crack. A simple fill and glue might be enough.
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:59 PM   #14
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Can anyone shed some light on exactly how whipping is done. What kind of material is used for this process?
Go here explains all of it.http://thomaspipeworks.com/page/whipping

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Old 01-14-2012, 08:42 AM   #15
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Default Re: Crack repair, pin or whip?

I had two pieces on my father's Gavin MacDougall bagpipes whipped by Thomas Doucet. I've held the pieces a foot from more than one person's eyes and they could not tell that anything had been done to them. My wife Jenny plays them now.

I can't recommend Thomas Doucet highly enough.
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Old 01-15-2012, 10:29 AM   #16
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The best of the whippers do astounding work. It looks simple enough, but what an elegant solution to a nasty problem, for a fine instrument. An esoteric skill that impresses me no end.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:43 AM   #17
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Default Re: Crack repair, pin or whip?

I have tried whipping but havn't quite mastered the invisibility aspect
It is a valuable skill in bagpipe repair but one I cannot claim to be experienced in.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:56 PM   #18
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After reading reviews in this forum I recently had a set of 'very early' Hendersons refurbished by Thomas Doucet of Thomas Pipeworks. I just got my pipes back and all I can say is.....marvellous. What a wonderful job he did on my pipes which had some 'serious' cracks.....

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Old 03-24-2012, 02:33 AM   #19
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http://www.thomaspipeworks.com/page/whipping
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #20
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Custodians and scholars like Hugh Cheape and Arnold Myers will agree: if you pipes have historical value or if they are of any specific organological interest dont have them whipped nor pinned unless they were whipped in the past and the old repair is restored as such.
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