Man, if this doesn't make me salivate, I don't know what would. You're killing me with the build-up for this set, glands!
It's obvious that I'm in the wrong profession, as I could barely afford the one set of pipes that I have (had to sell my old set, a concertina, several whistles, and various collectibles to buy the new one), much less pay for research and development! Let this be a lesson for those of you who are still in school: Don't go into architecture if you're looking to make tons of money.
Me...jealous?? You bet. And my one set is a K+Q 3/4 B set in pear, brass, and boxwood that would make others jealous.
So, back to the topic at hand: My set is featured on Patrick D'Arcy's "extras" page, and there are some nice close-up shots of the mounts. You've probably already seen these images, but in case you haven't, check out that page at www.uilleannobsession.com
. David tells me that these turnings are inspired by the work of M. Egan. As a result of my education in modernist architecture and, therefore, my bias towards clean lines, I asked David for an aesthetic of understatement...in contrast to your beehive set, if you ask me. But it's the reeds and the bores that matter, right?
Anyway, congratulations on the forthcoming set. I look forward to seeing/hearing it someday.