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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:23 am 
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Hi everyone,

I hope someone can help me with suggestion which to buy and where to buy prewaxed threads online (Europe prefered) ?
I need them for next operations:
A: reed binding
B: for bottom of the reed which is pushed into the chanter
C: for the neck insert & part of the chanter where the metal or wooden top is on
D: for tying in the stocks to bag

Probably one thread is not suitable for all these operations, so what do you prefer to use?

Thanks for help!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:23 am 
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I use this for tying in bags: https://www.tandyleather.eu/en/product/artificial-sinew-natural-270-yds-246-8-m

It's heavy duty and prewaxed. I'm sure some of the pipemakers might have something better.

Everything else I get from Ted Anderson http://www.piperssupply.com/index.htm

It's worth paying the extra shipping from the states. The cobblers wax is really good stuff.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:02 pm 
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search online for Crawford waxed linen thread from the N of Ireland. Comes in various plies (and colours). Very fine stuff. I go through spool after spool of it. If you can only find the 4 ply, you can always divided it to two or single ply as needed.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:56 pm 
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For tying in bags I use NPU polyamide waxed thread, doubled or tripled up, as needed.

For bridles the NPU thread can be split if carefully done, with a finger nail.

For reed seating, NPU sells waxed yellow hemp, and this does a good job.

The post above describing waxed 'heavy weight' hemp, is idea for reed head bindings, but it can be purchased with more availability as unwaxed thread. It can be waxed up per pro Geoff Woof method with either bees wax of cobblers wax.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:38 pm 
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glasba wrote:
Hi everyone,

I hope someone can help me with suggestion which to buy and where to buy prewaxed threads online (Europe prefered) ?
I need them for next operations:
A: reed binding
B: for bottom of the reed which is pushed into the chanter
C: for the neck insert & part of the chanter where the metal or wooden top is on
D: for tying in the stocks to bag

Probably one thread is not suitable for all these operations, so what do you prefer to use?

Thanks for help!


For reed binding - artificial sinew of the sort JR posted although mine is flat rather than round like seems to be in the picture in JR's link
for reed seat part of the reed - plain ordinary sewing cotton thread, no wax
for the neck inset (chanter top inlet pipe to chanter stock) - plain ordinary cotton sewing thread, no wax (as I also use for all drone slides and other bindings)
for tying in - artificial waxed sinew as above - it's super strong, has a nice stretch but can take a lot of pull without snapping.

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Sorry, not from Europe, but here's my secret source. Thinnest stuff is what I searched the planet for for ten years and finally found 45 minutes from where I now live. Great for the joints that don't need to move. I use it for reeds too.

https://mainethread.com/index.php/waxed-polycord

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