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 Post subject: Boxwood blight
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:55 am 
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This is bad news for the future of boxwood. It has reached our suburban garden in the D.C. area.

http://www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documen ... -08-11.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Boxwood blight
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:45 am 
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Then, as kindly put as possible, remove and burn all of the infected plant, and perhaps others. This is unless some treatment is available of course.

I guess it will only slow things down, but...


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 Post subject: Re: Boxwood blight
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:06 am 
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That's unfortunate news, however you slice it. All the tropical woods are, one by one, showing up on CITES lists. Timbers that were safe a decade ago are no longer safe now, and this WILL affect the resale value of your flute. Box was one of the only safe timbers: it's not being overharvested in corrupt asian, african, or south american nations. Thus far, flutes made of boxwood alone are welcome everywhere. A plague on boxwood is unwelcome indeed.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:39 am 
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Its getting nearer the time when pipes will be made of plastic .

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My smallpipes were made out of delrin two decades ago and while there might be little romance in it, they play just fine and will outlast me. It's not great fun to turn by hand, but in this CNC age I'm sure someone will grasp the nettle soon enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Boxwood blight
PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:59 am 
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Calum wrote:
My smallpipes were made out of delrin two decades ago and while there might be little romance in it, they play just fine and will outlast me. It's not great fun to turn by hand, but in this CNC age I'm sure someone will grasp the nettle soon enough.

And there's 3D printing. There are already one or two examples on youtube, I think. There can be problems with the accuracy of some dimensions and quality of finish but I understand these issues can be sorted by using high quality machines along with the right "recipe" for the printer plastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Boxwood blight
PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:39 am 
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I'm pretty sure we can find suitable woods for pipes for many years to come. Keep calm. ;)

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