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Pictures of Your Pipes

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Welcome to the picture thread on this corner of Chiff.

Please dangle your pipes in front of us and we shall drool and froth like rabid baboons sucking soap.

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A new set of SSPs currently under construction.

It is a four-drone A/D combination set in ABW with amboyna burl mounts.
The sterling silver ferrules still have a protective paper covering.
More pics to come when it is completed.

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The burl is a nice touch....I don't think I've seen it used before. I thought your old lemonwood set of UPs was really stunning as well.
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Flogging Jason wrote:The burl is a nice touch....I don't think I've seen it used before. I thought your old lemonwood set of UPs was really stunning as well.


The lemonwood set is leaving my service this weekend.

It is heading to a good home back in its birthplace, the USA.
Maybe you will have the honour of being in its presence one day. :D

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These are my border pipes. The drones are by Robbie Greensitt of Heriot & Allan, laburnum with brass and imitation horn mounts. Chanter is a Garvie in mopane. The bellows are by C&F's own Jim (Schaefer).

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That's a unique looking set.

Those imitation horn mounts really set off the wood, and the chalice drone tops look like many of the old, original sets of border pipes I have seen.

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My new Deerness Border Pipes

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Well.. as promised.. theis "G" set was made by Ian Corrigan of Deerness pipes in African blackwood, hawthorn, elm and silver. They weigh about three times as much as my Scottish smallpipes! Love the drone stops... very useful, as I couldn't reach the end of the low G drone to plug it anyway... handy to have that shut-off as well. The silver has come out a rather odd golden colour under the electric lights, but it should give you an idea.

If anyone wants any more detail pics, let me know.

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Those Deerness pipes are gorgeous.

Where is the inlet on the bellows? I just see a metal plate where the inlet would normally be.

Thanks for the pics.
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Those are really nice pipes.
They remind me of the design of a Michael Hubbert uilleann pipes set.

I am enjoying my Garvies now.
After many years on harder-reeded uillean pipes, the gentle pressure control is a challenge, but they take hardly any air.

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Yes, I know I have a load of new pipes.
I pumped all the money from my uilleann sales back into other pipes.

This is another set of SSPs, or at least the wood, in bocote with blackwood mounts.
The wood has been resting for a while after boring, and Alec at Lauribeck pipes will start turning next week.
It should be an interesting looking set.

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Bellows air inlet

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"Where is the inlet on the bellows? I just see a metal plate where the inlet would normally be. "

The wood on the back of the bellows is specially shaped to fit around the body. Therefore, it is thick at both ends, with a semi-circular curve making it thinner in the middle on the body side (does that make sense?). The inlet is set into the REAR of this piece of wood that forms the body side of the bellows. This therefore pulls air from behind me. Ian bored out a channel in the wood to take the air through this and into the bellows. I do find that with my SSPs that have the intake in the conventional position on the front of the bellows, that I can end up with loose clothing (sleeves) being sucked into the air inlet, so I love this new arrangement :^)

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Bellows air inlet

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"Where is the inlet on the bellows? I just see a metal plate where the inlet would normally be. "

The wood on the back of the bellows is specially shaped to fit around the body. Therefore, it is thick at both ends, with a semi-circular curve making it thinner in the middle on the body side (does that make sense?). The inlet is set into the REAR of this piece of wood that forms the body side of the bellows. This therefore pulls air from behind me. Ian bored out a channel in the wood to take the air through this and into the bellows. I do find that with my SSPs that have the intake in the conventional position on the front of the bellows, that I can end up with loose clothing (sleeves) being sucked into the air inlet, so I love this new arrangement :^)

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An update on my SSPs by Lauriebeck.
Alec made the drones this week and the results are superb.

The Bocote/blackwood combination is very nice.
It sits well with the brass ferrules and sleeves.

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Alec used blackwood leftovers from other pipes for the mounts, so nothing was wasted.

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Alec of Lauriebeck pipes sent a picture of the chanters he has just finished for me.
Again, they are in bocote with blackwood mounts.
He made the A chanter with an interesting two-part design.
Apparently there wasn't a decent piece of wood in stock to do the full chanter and it reduces the chances of warping.

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Very nice.

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My Zampogna :love:
Molise 25 con chiave a modificazione by Luigi Ricci, 2005

(Click on the pictures, & they'll get huge:)

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My si B Biniou Kozh by Camac:


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here's a detail

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My Bechonnet, 16 pouce.

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tete front detail

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tete back detail showing (unique?) 4 drone arrangement

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obligatory chanter shot

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and drone top detail
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My Rhodopes 'Kaba' Gaida, left, and a friend's (Macedonian?) gaida, right

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last but not least, the whole kit and kaboodle

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(L-R, instruments made in south asia are identified as being 'imitation')

GHB (Hardie, 1966), imitation Tulum, Zampogna Molisana, KabaGaida, Macedonian? gaida, imitation Grosserbock (sans horn), imitation medieval small pipes, imitation Gaita Gallega in Bb, Camac si B Biniou Kozh, imitation 18 pouce Cabrette, imitation Brien Boru chanter (12 key), Musette Bechonnet, Full concert set Gallagher Uilleann pipes, Gibson Fireside pipes in A
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