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Old 05-05-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Gannaway blowpipe tie in

Hey All,
Well I just bought a new blowpipe from Peter Crisler to replace my old beaten up one and came across an issue. When I originally tied my blowpipe in the material was stiff so it was easy to move the blowpipe into position. Now the hole is stretched and when I position the blowpipe it doesn't stay long. I was thinking about wrapping electrical tape around the stock to thicken it in hopes it will stay in position long enough for me to tie it in. When I position it the one side of the stock is close to the groove for tie in but the other side has much more material making it harder to tie in the groove. I have tried a clamp but was too much of a pain. Any ideas?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:39 AM   #2
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I'm not sure I'm following, but maybe a rubber band to hold things in place temporarily would help? I've done that with chanter stocks, anyway....

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Old 05-06-2012, 08:46 AM   #3
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I tried one of those rubber collars that comes with one of the synthetic bags cant remember which one. When I went to push the stock through it came off because it gripped too much.

Basically Im trying to position the stock so I can tie it in. The problem is the hole is worn a little making it a tad too loose to temporarily put the stock in place without moving.

Also tilting the stock in the bag for tie in makes it hard to tie in the groove since one side has more material than the other.

Sorry its a lot of info not sure how else to describe it
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:23 AM   #4
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Gene, when you push stocks through a Gannaway bag, always use a small amount of petroleum jelly around the inside of the hole cut. This will make it easier to push the stock through and also help prevent the bag from tearing.

With that said, push your blowpipe stock through the hole, but not as far up as you want it. At this point, tie a slip knot around the stock so that it catches the bag. Try to get the angle that you want and then push the stock so that the tie-in string catches in a groove in the stock. Since you stated that the hole for this stock is a bit stretched, you may have to tie in your stock a little deeper in the bag than you normally would have to.

I have Gannaway bags of both stands of my pipes and I have only used tie-in cord. You shouldn't have to use rubber rings, adjustable metal collars, or any other such aid.

Also, Andrew Lenz's Bagpipe Journey site is a terrific reference.

Good luck!
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:38 AM   #5
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I tried one of those rubber collars that comes with one of the synthetic bags cant remember which one. When I went to push the stock through it came off because it gripped too much.

Basically Im trying to position the stock so I can tie it in. The problem is the hole is worn a little making it a tad too loose to temporarily put the stock in place without moving.

Also tilting the stock in the bag for tie in makes it hard to tie in the groove since one side has more material than the other.

Sorry its a lot of info not sure how else to describe it
Could you hold it in place with a couple of the smallest nylon cable ties hooked end to end so they're long enough? That would be easy to quickly zip tight without wrestling with tie-in cord.
I hate the look of cable ties myself, I'd think you could wrap over the cable tie with tie-in cord to cover it and for a better seal. Just a thought.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:47 AM   #6
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Gene, when you push stocks through a Gannaway bag, always use a small amount of petroleum jelly around the inside of the hole cut. This will make it easier to push the stock through and also help prevent the bag from tearing.

With that said, push your blowpipe stock through the hole, but not as far up as you want it. At this point, tie a slip knot around the stock so that it catches the bag. Try to get the angle that you want and then push the stock so that the tie-in string catches in a groove in the stock. Since you stated that the hole for this stock is a bit stretched, you may have to tie in your stock a little deeper in the bag than you normally would have to.

I have Gannaway bags of both stands of my pipes and I have only used tie-in cord. You shouldn't have to use rubber rings, adjustable metal collars, or any other such aid.

Also, Andrew Lenz's Bagpipe Journey site is a terrific reference.

Good luck!
Mike
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