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Old 06-25-2019, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default Inveran shop pipe repairs

Any experiences in having small repairs or abw parts made by this maker in Wisconsin?
Vis-a-vis reasonable cost, time to complete, communications. Considering to have a simple replacement part made.
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:16 AM   #2
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Brian replaced a drone joint for me many years ago at very short notice after an unfortunate accident during the Tattoo (drink may or may not have been taken). I took the part in at 8am and picked it up that evening at 5pm, and it would have taken some forensic investigation to spot that it wasn't original.
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Old 06-26-2019, 07:20 AM   #3
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Brian replaced a drone joint for me many years ago at very short notice after an unfortunate accident during the Tattoo (drink may or may not have been taken). I took the part in at 8am and picked it up that evening at 5pm, and it would have taken some forensic investigation to spot that it wasn't original.
Very impressive....presumably in the uk ? Not the USA shop?
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:35 AM   #4
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Very impressive....
presumably in the uk ? Not the USA shop?
P/M Donaldson's business is in Wisconsin;
he relocated it from Scotland years ago.

(Just to clarify.)
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:42 AM   #5
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Very impressive....
presumably in the uk ? Not the USA shop?
P/M Donaldson's business is in Wisconsin;
he relocated it from Scotland years ago.
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Old 06-26-2019, 09:53 AM   #6
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P/M Donaldson's business is in Wisconsin;
he relocated it from Scotland years ago.

(Just to clarify.)
...yes, wanted to query regarding USA experiences.
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Old 06-26-2019, 02:24 PM   #7
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Very impressive....presumably in the uk ? Not the USA shop?

Oh yes, this was I think 2001 or 2002 when he was in Loanhead.
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Old 07-01-2019, 03:47 PM   #8
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Default Re: Inveran shop pipe repairs

I was just at the Inveran shop in June and had the opportunity to watch P/M Donaldson craft a blowpipe mouthpiece for a friend and a replacement imitation mount for a set of pipes. His craftsmanship was impressive and meticulous to say the least. I would have no reservations about him doing any work.
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Old 07-01-2019, 04:37 PM   #9
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I was just at the Inveran shop in June and had the opportunity to watch P/M Donaldson craft a blowpipe mouthpiece for a friend and a replacement imitation mount for a set of pipes. His craftsmanship was impressive and meticulous to say the least. I would have no reservations about him doing any work.
Good to know...thanks...and from all I've heard I truly anticipate he'll do a great job for me. Concerned that after a pleasant chat by phone some weeks ago about it I sent emails a week apart with pix of the required simple tepsir job and both have gone unanswered. I've known others who have mailed parts off to a shop for repairs....never to be seen of heard of again. Shudder.
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:42 PM   #10
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I tried contacting him about re-boring my pipes right before he moved from Scotland. He said he'd be happy to do it once he got all set up that Fall. Tried contacting him again twice that October and November and never got a response. Needless to say, I did not send him my pipes.
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