Welcome to
the forums at bobdunsire.com
bobdunsire.com forums bobdunsire.com forums
You can reset your password by going here. Be sure to try your current email and any email addresses you may have had in the past.
Otherwise please use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the forums. In order to help you, please provide the following info: Your Display Name from the old forum and any possible email addresses you would have used before. Without that info we cannot locate your account.


Go Back   Bob Dunsire Bagpipe Forums > General Discussion > Beer Tent
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Beer Tent The general discussion forum, and the place to start a new "beer-tent-like" Piping Related discussion...

Platinum Sponsors
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2018, 11:48 AM   #1
plainspiper
Forum Silver Medal
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: colorado
Posts: 349
Default Bagpipe Cradles?

Has anyone used these and what do you think of them? The reason also that I ask is that (As I have noted several times), I teach special education to autistic and moderate to severely disabled teenagers and am looking for wood projects for them to make this summer in our Saol Gramhara Woodshop (which means, if I have the Gaelic right...."Loving Life Woodshop"). I wanted to know what the community thinks of these as a means to hold pipes, if they "work" and if there would ever be a market for them should we try and sell them on ebay. My thinking is we would make them in such a way that they could be shipped flat and then assembled quickly or fold out with hinges somehow.

That being said, if they really don't work and nobody is interested in them I won't waste my time on it. The two photos I saw on Google images I thought were cool, but I thought as well you could fabricate them so they hung on the wall rather than on a stand as such. Let me know what you think, I appreciate constructive thought.
plainspiper is offline   Reply With Quote
Gold Sponsor
Old 05-12-2018, 01:18 PM   #2
Green Piper
Holy smoking keyboard!
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,515
Default Re: Bagpipe Cradles?

Given the dry climate here in Colorado, Iím inclined to put my pipes back in their case rather than leave them to dry out on any kind of stand.

Charlie
__________________
"Melancholy as the Drone of a Lancashire Bagpipe" (Behn, Aphra 1678. Sir Patient Fancy)
Green Piper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2018, 04:27 PM   #3
Robert Pekaar
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 118
Send a message via ICQ to Robert Pekaar
Default Re: Bagpipe Cradles?

Do you have a picture of one or a You Tube post. I,m looking for the type that Jim McGillivray has on his presentations.
__________________
N/A
Robert Pekaar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2018, 07:46 PM   #4
plainspiper
Forum Silver Medal
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: colorado
Posts: 349
Default Re: Bagpipe Cradles?

I'll see what I can find. I know what I have in mind but not sure if I can find one that would hang on the wall.
plainspiper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2018, 11:41 PM   #5
piper909
Forum Silver Medal
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 382
Default Re: Bagpipe Cradles?

I really like my bagpipe cradle, that was made maybe 10 years ago by a business that no longer seems to be in business. It is a lot handier for me than putting the pipes back in a case (and taking them out again) and having the case lying about in the way. And seeing them out -- a classy display item if you ask me -- is a reminder to pick them up and practice. Of course, a downside is that they are more subject to tipping over if bumped into (I keep mine in a corner to help prevent this), particularly if you have small children or frisky dogs. Or they are all too visible to a burglar....


And an ideal cradle would have a special place to hang the chanter, OUT of the bag!! I have to wrap mine up in toweling and tuck it behind the pipes for protection


I wish these were readily available again, I don't have the skills to build one form scratch. Good luck with your project, it sounds quite worthwhile!
piper909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2018, 10:31 AM   #6
plainspiper
Forum Silver Medal
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: colorado
Posts: 349
Default Re: Bagpipe Cradles?

I'm setting up the shop here at my house, as its summer break looming and will have some time--I will mess with some ideas but the chanter idea is appealing to me as I have the same problem. Always wants to flop somewhere so maybe a holster of some sort attached on the cradle!
plainspiper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2018, 12:12 PM   #7
piper909
Forum Silver Medal
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 382
Default Re: Bagpipe Cradles?

Exactly! Some sort of holster set within the cradle, at the side or rear, to secure the chanter. And it should allow for both soled and non-soled varieties. Even something as simple as a set of buckled or velcro straps would be a welcome improvement.
piper909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2018, 06:44 AM   #8
Kevin Palm
Forum Gold Medal
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Grafton, Ohio
Posts: 641
Default Re: Bagpipe Cradles?

I use the "Celtic Bagpipe Stand" that's built by Harald Weinkum of the group Celtica. It's sturdy, and is customizable to hold just the bass drone, the bass drone and blowpipe, or the bass drone, blowpipe and chanter! I've used mine for a couple of years now, and I'm quite happy with it!


https://www.facebook.com/BagpipeStand/
__________________
"Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories."
ó Ray Bradbury
Kevin Palm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2018, 01:21 PM   #9
FFDaveNY
Forum Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New York - Way Upstate
Posts: 142
Default Re: Bagpipe Cradles?

I built my own using a mic stand with a angled boom, a couple conduit brackets and some 1x6 oak. I believe it was a 15 deg. cut on the edges of the rear panel. Drilled an extra hole in the brackets & used self-tapping screws into the boom.

Went together rather easy & use it for a second set of pipes I practice with.

I should have used 1x8 for the rear panel as my pipes don't always stay well in the cradle due to the moisture control in the bag- but I think a strap on the front will cure that. Also, do not get cheap lightweight mic stand.

I can send pics if you'd like.
__________________
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
Thucydides
FFDaveNY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2018, 04:26 PM   #10
plainspiper
Forum Silver Medal
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: colorado
Posts: 349
Default Re: Bagpipe Cradles?

send them to plainspiper@gmail.com and I'll surely take a peek--I'm making these so they fold up and then unfold and are like a box with hinges. That way I can ship em.
plainspiper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Silver Sponsor

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:15 PM.