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Old 01-16-2019, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default Heavier than ABW

Can anyone tell me something about these pipes? They appear to have been turned in Pakistan but the wood is very heavy. Smaller dia stocks like pakistani’s. Without the ferule or cap the bass drone top weighs 200g this is 19 grams less than my H.Macpherson/Sinclairs with the ivory ring bush and ferule and 13 grams less than my Lawrie's with Catalin both are African Blackwood I have a Rosewood one that weighs 119g with aluminum cap and ferule. So, the wood is very heavy even the sapwood pieces and they don't seem to be resin impregnated. Bought these cheap recently, they are combed and beaded, I sleeved the cracked blowpipe with brass , reamed and affixed a little mac as pictured into the bottom of blowpipe stock, fashioned an aluminum ferule for the chanter stock which was missing. Hemped on the caps, mounts and ferules. Shepherd drone reeds will tune to A110/220/440hz as does the chanter with an apps med reed. Going to tie them into a rexine bag this weekend. How can I post some pics? Sry, Ima noob!

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Old 01-16-2019, 03:22 PM   #2
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Photos need to be hosted elsewhere (a photo sharing service) then linked in a post here.

(The only exception is the Trading Post, which allows limited size image attachments.)

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Old 01-16-2019, 03:30 PM   #3
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Rexine bag. ? Was ist los?
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:39 PM   #4
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Highly flammable it would seem as well.
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