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Old 05-22-2020, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default Play test & Review Maverick Practice Chanter

This thing is cool! For those that haven't seen it, the Maverick practice chanter is offered in a ton of different color combinations. In this video, I unbox and play test this fantastic new product! Come take a look & listen! (As always, I'm not sponsored or anything by these companies, just like reviewing products and getting the word out when I like them!) https://youtu.be/nPvGPl-G8UU

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Old 05-22-2020, 01:56 PM   #2
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Those chanters have been intriguing me for a while.

Slightly off topic, I wonder where they’re sourcing the Diamondwood for the chanters. Murray Huggins said his supplier burned down so he can’t make his laminate chanters anymore (which in my experience are the best qualities of both wood and poly chanters in one).
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:05 PM   #3
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A beautiful line of chanters, and a fine review! The stock photos don't really do them justice, and the PC looked amazing when you held it up to the natural light. I've been thinking about getting one of these for a while, I think this might be the final push I needed to get on with it next time my piping budget allows.


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Old 05-22-2020, 03:24 PM   #4
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Okay, now I gotta get one! The Kryptonite (green one) is my favourite!







What kind of material is it? Is impregnated with a coloured resin? Is this similar to what the Laminate Kyo chanters were made of?
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:27 AM   #5
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It's just sheets of veneer, dyed and glued up and then cut into turning blanks. No idea if he's doing it himself or buying it in from a commercial supplier. Easy enough to do though.
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It's just sheets of veneer, dyed and glued up and then cut into turning blanks. No idea if he's doing it himself or buying it in from a commercial supplier. Easy enough to do though.
If I remember correctly, Diamondwood was the trade name for a Vermont company that impregnated lumber with some kind of acrylic resin.
Years ago, when I was making bamboo fly rods, they impregnated the birdseye maple rough blanks for me that I used for reel seats.
Once impregnated the wood smells of acrylic when being turned and needs no coating, just a fine sanding and buffing, just beautiful.
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Old 05-25-2020, 01:45 PM   #7
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The wood and the fit and finish on these is excellent. Polished stainless is my favorite I think.

It is still not in scale
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The wood and the fit and finish on these is excellent. Polished stainless is my favorite I think.

It is still not in scale
Before you know it there will be Bubbles emitted while playing
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