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Old 10-13-2020, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Practice Chanter Stand/Holder

Ok, so I have a very nice ABW practice chanter that I cannot replace. It has made several attempts to throw itself off of desks, dressers and various tables. So far it's ok.
A past acquaintance once put his on a belt sander, flattening one section so it would not roll. I do not wish to go to that extreme....
I could always just tuck it away safely in my pipe case, but I prefer to leave it out, and handy....that way when I pass by it reminds me to take another 10 minutes to clean something up, and keep the fingers moving.
So, what have you creative folks come up with ?
A miniature oak gun rack ?
A music stand with an extra shelf ?
A vase?
Just curious....
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:22 PM   #2
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Hope it's ok to post a link to a vendor's site:
https://www.thepipershut.com/Thumb-Stop_p_426.html
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Thumb stop. Allows you to hang the chanter off your thumb whilst you're playing so as to prevent you from gripping it too tightly. Added benefit is that it keeps it from rolling off the desk.....
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Old 10-13-2020, 07:24 PM   #3
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Ok, so I have a very nice ABW practice chanter that I cannot replace. It has made several attempts to throw itself off of desks, dressers and various tables. So far it's ok.
A past acquaintance once put his on a belt sander, flattening one section so it would not roll. I do not wish to go to that extreme....
I could always just tuck it away safely in my pipe case, but I prefer to leave it out, and handy....that way when I pass by it reminds me to take another 10 minutes to clean something up, and keep the fingers moving.
So, what have you creative folks come up with ?
A miniature oak gun rack ?
A music stand with an extra shelf ?
A vase?
Just curious....
A tie-wrap around the top will prevent it from rolling off a table top.

I usually have 2-3 pcís spread around my house ... grateful during several decades Iíve not yet lost one to rolling....even without a tie-wrap.
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Old 10-15-2020, 07:19 AM   #4
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You could just use a small piece of ply wood or a board, drill some holes in it to fit and glue wooden dowels a couple of inches long in it
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:55 PM   #5
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Greetings to All,

When I travel... in my pipe case... there is a simple
and separate case... for my practice chanter. :)

This is for three reasons:
1. It keeps it from bumping around and into my pipes.
2. Therefore... it... and my pipes... are safer. :)
3. If I need to lend it to someone... to help work out a
tune...or some such... then it is safer... in its travel. :)

I have two... very easy and... in-expensive... pc cases...
both cardboard... and reinforced... with clear packing tape.

The first is a simple... round... mailing tube.
The second is a pc long... and wide box... with a long lid.

If playing on a table... or counter... where rolling... is any
possibility... if I suddenly need to do something else... I
simply place it in its open box/case... and... voila!! :)

I have thought... of getting new and spiffy... commercially
produced pc cases... but for those funds... some rather
good reeds... could be gained... and so... I guess not...
(It's how it sounds... not where it sleeps... that counts... :)

When not being played... it is resting in its open box/case...
with the mouthpiece end... slightly elevated... for drying...
and so I cannot avoid... seeing it... and it is not... too long...
un-played... :)

Regards to All,

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Old Yesterday, 03:26 PM   #6
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For me, a stand of some sort wouldn't fit the bill. I'd need a stand in three or four rooms around the house, at band practice, in my pipe case, for all my different chanters (I've got too many I know) ... You get the picture. I think if it's an issue (perhaps you shouldn't be allowed to have nice things!?), then perhaps consider something for the chanter itself. Perhaps a square piece of cardboard/poster board (roughly 3" X 3") with a hole in the centre, and a slot from the hole to the edge. You could put that around the base of the chanter just above the ferrule. Cheap, easy to use, replaceable - but ugly

Have a look here ... sorry, too much time on my hands!

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Old Today, 08:49 AM   #7
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Thanks for all your suggestions...
I'm like most of you, multiple PCs scattered about, and more music than I know what to do with....
I think I'll make a simple wooden cradle where it can rest upon my antique desk, with the latest unlearned tune handy...
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Old Today, 09:13 AM   #8
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Sorry to weigh in late, but similar to the thumb rest concept, I used to have an add on sole with a flat spot on my PC. It worked well but I lost is somewhere.

I bought a wooden toy wheel from a craft shop for about 50 cents. Drilled a hole through the middle a bit bigger than the OD of the bottom of my chanter, sanded a flat on one edge, then hemped the bottom of my chanter and added the wheel/sole. If you can't find a pre-made wooden wheel, you could make one with a hole saw and some elbow grease. I never finished mine but you could paint, stain, oil or wax it if you wanted.

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