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Post  Bob Salter on Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:25 am

Just a baby mill but big enough for nsp chanters.

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Post  Yuri on Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:25 pm

Wow, this 21st century!
How different, how very different from the home life of my own very dear self! What with the bow lathe I use...
OK, just kidding. But I still only use an ordinary woodturning lathe, with a three-jaw chauck, that's all. Not even gun drills, just D-bits.
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Post  Stu on Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:01 pm

What an amazing thing.
I usually use a wood lath, three jaw chuck and gun drills. Decadent I know, but I have done penance, I made my double chanter pipes on my pole lathe. Seriously.

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Post  Yuri on Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:23 pm

Is there any photo or video of the double chanter beast?
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Post  Stu on Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:29 pm

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That will have to do for the moment, I really need to update my site. I'm away from home (Vancouver island, Canada) on the mainland at the moment, I"ll post one of the finished instrument here once I'm back at home and have access to my pictures.

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Post  Stu on Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:49 am

Here you go, I found a couple of images that had been posted to my facebook.
The first is the pipes themselves. Black walnut with silver pewter and holly as a secondary wood.

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This next is a bit of context, I'm in a medieval history club and that was my display at a major arts and sciences competition. The wee lath is my bow lathe, separate drive area with removable points or stuff chucks. I mainly use it for small work. Took it that day to demonstrate the concept. And yes, the goof in the baby bonnet (coif) is me.
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Their big fault is the amount of air they consume.
I also a small unadorned set that I actually play. Fraid the air consumption is such that my health does not allow me to play them for more than a minute or so. Asthma sucks. BUT that very problem is what got me into instrument making in the first place. Could not play my GHP anymore and still wanted to play, so learned to make my own.
Anyhow, hope you like the look of them.
Sorry, I dont seem to have inlining the images down quite right, so links it is.
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Post  Yuri on Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:36 pm

Thanks, Stu.
That's some impressive work you are doing thre.
Are the double chantered pipes chromatic? (I suspect not, though.)
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Post  Stu on Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:38 pm

No. I've actually never made a chromatic set, mainly as I would not really know what to do with them! Sounds silly, but I've only actually played 9 notes my entire life, having started on highland pipes, I'm not really sure what I would do with the rest. Smile
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