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Old 10-23-2018, 07:48 PM   #1
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Default Who does repairs using Catalin?

Awhile back I read somewhere of someone that would turn new fittings of Catalin and had a process to age/orangify to match the other pieces.

Anyone know who/where?

I picked up a project set of Kintail pipes with full Catalin mounts/ferrules that is missing the bass bush and ferrule for blowpipe stock.

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Old 10-24-2018, 10:19 AM   #2
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Toxpert,

You might send Rick Pettigrew, at Dunbar Ltd., a
shout.

If... he doesn't, odds are he knows someone who
does.

Good Luck with it!! :)

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Old 10-24-2018, 03:38 PM   #3
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Graham Burley in BC can do catalin, but he doesn't "age" it. Just have to be patient and let it oxidize.
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Old 10-24-2018, 06:30 PM   #4
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You might send Rick Pettigrew, at Dunbar Ltd., a shout.
Yes indeed!

When I got these 1960s (?) Lawries they were missing the bass bottom.

Rick said something like "let me look through my collection of old parts. I might find some old catalin mounts that match pretty well".

And he did.

He turned a new bass bottom using the old catalin projecting mounts.

Here's the assembled Lawries; you can see that the catalin is a near-perfect match (closer in person than in photos).

You would never imagine, looking at the pipes, that the bass bottom is a modern piece.



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Old 10-24-2018, 06:37 PM   #5
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I picked up a project set of Kintail pipes with full Catalin mounts that is missing the bass bush...
I saw that set! A nice acquisition, well done. Kintails of that period can sound very, very good.
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Old 10-24-2018, 07:45 PM   #6
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Any guesstimate as to the relative time when these Kintail pipes were made?
I will try to post a pic later.
This set has the Catalin ferrules with thick beads and “Kintail” stamped on drone tops...but without a stamp for the year. The ferrules have that look like the 1960s Henderson’s with the thick ferrule beading.

I have searched the interweb for examples of Kintail with ferrules turned like this set ..to no success.

Overall.. tuning chambers need touching up ...a bit out of round...and missing the afore-mentioned Catalin bits. The blowstick stock is cracked...but I will have that sleeved so that it can take the internal pressure of a Moose valve and retain the original bead/combs.


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Old 10-25-2018, 10:38 AM   #8
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I saw that set! A nice acquisition, well done.

Kintails of that period can sound very, very good.



Greetings to Toxpert, pancelticpiper, and to All,

Two Quick Matters:

The first being, you'll ne'er go wrong with Ric and Dunbar!!
Quality work, with very few peers!! (Just ask Jim McGillivray. :)

The second is; I am quite fortunate to have a set of Kintail's,
direct from Greig, in 1988, and of his striped ebony Chalice
Tops.

They sound... just bleedin' wonderful, but another salient fact
of their quality... is that Kintail's full imitation ivory mounts... look
just as good (and as real) today... as they did the day they arrived.

Toxpert... if I may... take your time with them... and you shall be
greatly rewarded!! :)

Regards to All,

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