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Old 10-13-2017, 01:45 PM   #11
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Default Re: Covers and cords fashion

I would love to see a selection of those tweeds on some bagpipes!
I think I can visualize them looking great, however I think this jacket and tie look great

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Old 10-15-2017, 10:31 AM   #12
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Default Re: Covers and cords fashion

When I used cords on my drones I sewed them into place rather than use the plastic zip-ties (which always seemed to have a sharp edge , un-noticed until I sliced myself open on it.....)

I have been disappointed by the declining quality of modern cords and so now - inspired by pictures of very early pipes - I omit the cords entirely and use 1 3/4" (42mm) worsted wool tape (as is used for garter-knots).

This saves a bit of weight and (at least to my eye) presents an interesting and more-attractive alternative to cords.

I make Bespoke bag-covers from tartan and other cloth. It's not 'difficult', it's just a bit labour-intensive. I'll post a 'DIY' video on my YT channel when i get a moment....
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Old 10-15-2017, 05:30 PM   #13
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"I omit the cords entirely and use 1 3/4" (42mm) worsted wool tape (as is used for garter-knots)."

I would love to see some photos! I have to admit that I'm not sure what garter knots are.

"I make Bespoke bag-covers from tartan and other cloth. It's not 'difficult', it's just a bit labour-intensive. I'll post a 'DIY' video on my YT channel when i get a moment...."

I would also love to see this!

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