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Old 03-10-2020, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default Alternative bagpipe mounts

Inspired by the imitation ivory thread, I have been thinking about different materials for mounting. I recall Kintail once would use Amber and Jade, I’ve seen a McCallum set with blue projecting mounts. Not sure what material it was though.


Has anybody seen or tried/played a set of pipes with “unconventional” mount materials, and/or know makers who would use them upon request?
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Old 03-10-2020, 04:38 PM   #2
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Inspired by the imitation ivory thread, I have been thinking about different materials for mounting. I recall Kintail once would use Amber and Jade, I’ve seen a McCallum set with blue projecting mounts. Not sure what material it was though.

Has anybody seen or tried/played a set of pipes with “unconventional” mount materials, and/or know makers who would use them upon request?
I use Urethane resin to make pens of different colors, I can make a blank in PVC pipe and then turn it on a lathe so my guess that they are using something like this and you can make any color and add things like star powder or mica to give it more bling
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Old 03-10-2020, 05:44 PM   #3
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Inspired by the imitation ivory thread, I have been thinking about different materials for mounting. I recall Kintail once would use Amber and Jade, I’ve seen a McCallum set with blue projecting mounts. Not sure what material it was though.


Has anybody seen or tried/played a set of pipes with “unconventional” mount materials, and/or know makers who would use them upon request?
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Old 03-10-2020, 11:54 PM   #4
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I really like holly as an option for chanter bowls. Luckily, I have a lot harvested from my own garden that works well for making p.c. mounts for my students. But, outside of having a fair bit of it, I really like how it turns and looks as a mount. Bloodwood also makes a nice contrasting wood mount for a set of pipes. I'm not at all opposed to good looking synthetics, which often hold up better to the shocks, hits and vagaries of the piping life.
When it comes down to it, choose what you think looks nice and then research the material to see if it will hold up to daily life.
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How about ivory grown in a lab?
https://cen.acs.org/articles/96/i4/s...ffer-hope.html


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Old 03-11-2020, 09:48 AM   #6
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Have any pipe makers looked into mammoth or mastodon ivory? Just wondering.


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Have any pipe makers looked into mammoth or mastodon ivory? Just wondering.


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Yes, I've seen those used in the past.
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Have any pipe makers looked into mammoth or mastodon ivory? Just wondering.


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I believe Dunbar, Kron, Gibson, to name a few have. I think James McGillivray plays an engraved silver mounted Dunbar, with Mammoth Ivory projecting mounts
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How about ivory grown in a lab?
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Old 03-13-2020, 08:43 AM   #10
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Uilleann pipemakers have been using Mammoth ivory for many years. Trouble is, when you travel your pipes might still get seized due to the people not being able to distinguish Mammoth ivory from Elephant ivory.

Yes Kintail used around ten differently coloured plastics for mounts, some of them hideous.

I don't know who made this set



Doug MacPhersons mounted in ABW:



Dunbars mounted in Satinwood:



Athertons mounted in Holly:



Athertons mounted in palm nut:

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