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by Tommy
Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:43 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Want to play Name That Whistle?
Replies: 19
Views: 4844

Re: Want to play Name That Whistle?

avanutria wrote: Fri Feb 02, 2024 10:29 pm Does the second one look like your style too? I think I got both of those at once.

What is the brand name of your whistles?
Turn the second one over and look for the white dot?
If it’s there I made that one also.
by Tommy
Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:28 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Want to play Name That Whistle?
Replies: 19
Views: 4844

Re: Want to play Name That Whistle?

avanutria wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 8:47 pm
Tommy wrote: Thu Feb 01, 2024 2:12 pm viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58444

Note the black felt cut with pinking shears!
Yup, I have one of those!
Yes I made that whistle!
by Tommy
Thu Feb 01, 2024 2:12 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Want to play Name That Whistle?
Replies: 19
Views: 4844

Re: Want to play Name That Whistle?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=58444

Note the black felt cut with pinking shears!
by Tommy
Thu Feb 01, 2024 2:04 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Want to play Name That Whistle?
Replies: 19
Views: 4844

Re: Want to play Name That Whistle?

Turn the fourth one over and look for a 1/16” round dot? I use styrene pin to hold the white delrin plug in place. Also some of my black felt bags had a felt strip to fold over the top into, and some just an elastic pony tail holder?
by Tommy
Sat Dec 09, 2023 9:44 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: New style whistle heads
Replies: 96
Views: 27860

Re: New style whistle heads

stringbed wrote: Thu Dec 29, 2022 3:55 pm

ETA: There’s a good review of a plethora of recorder innovations here.

Thank you for the link. Fascinating info there!
by Tommy
Sun Aug 06, 2023 6:32 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Tweaking a whistle with a dirty/harsh sound
Replies: 146
Views: 46987

Re: Tweaking a whistle with a dirty/harsh sound

Check the wind way exit to see if is the same size height at both sides. Sometimes Generations or Walton’s have a little more height on a side and it makes the air stream exit uneaven. Then the blade receives more air on one side than the other. The wind way exit needs to be a near perfect rectangle.
by Tommy
Sat Aug 05, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Louder whistle with tapered bore?
Replies: 17
Views: 4277

Re: Louder whistle with tapered bore?

Tommy makes a conical tapered soprano with 14 mm bore tapering down to a 11 mm end.
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by Tommy
Sat Dec 24, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Drilling a hole in blackwood
Replies: 9
Views: 1888

Re: Drilling a hole in blackwood

I would use a center drill to make the pilot hole/starter hole.
Center drills don't wander like a small diameter straight drill.
by Tommy
Fri Dec 16, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flute making Apprentices
Replies: 101
Views: 53926

Re: Flute making Apprentices

Terry thank you. Very kind and generous of you to share your knowledge. Your website is also a wealth of information. I have one other vintage flute to tinker with, not enough work to hire an apprentice though! Not so vital now that we've invented electricity! Yes electricity allows us to do many t...
by Tommy
Fri Dec 16, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flute making Apprentices
Replies: 101
Views: 53926

Re: Flute making Apprentices

Terry thank you. Looking at it today with a better magnifying glass I believe it says Regent. Also has the name Simpson, brand name? And in upper case "PATENT" but I see no numbers. I cleaned the rings to look nice but don't know if silver or chrome. The head joint liner/tuning slide appea...
by Tommy
Thu Dec 15, 2022 7:53 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Making Conical Whistles of Rolled Metal- Resources?
Replies: 43
Views: 6348

Re: Making Conical Whistles of Rolled Metal- Resources?

So wouldn't that leave a thin blade of metal running down the middle of the whistle? Yes it is inside on the Bottom. The seam solder can be cut with a utility roofers knife then open it can be made flat and used for a pattern. Scroll back to the picture with the fipple square and look at lower left...
by Tommy
Thu Dec 15, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Making Conical Whistles of Rolled Metal- Resources?
Replies: 43
Views: 6348

Re: Making Conical Whistles of Rolled Metal- Resources?

Terry McGee wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:50 pm Great video, Sirchronique, thanks for sharing.



What isn't clear to me is what makes the blank want to "take up" with the mandrel as it is rotated. Is there a slot in the mandrel?
Yes there is a slot.
by Tommy
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Making Conical Whistles of Rolled Metal- Resources?
Replies: 43
Views: 6348

Re: Making Conical Whistles of Rolled Metal- Resources?

Terry McGee wrote: Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:07 pm Don't these people have Occupational Health and Safety legislation?)
With only two employees OSHA has no jurisdiction! :o
by Tommy
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flute making Apprentices
Replies: 101
Views: 53926

Re: Flute making Apprentices

I have a vintage flute with silver rings and tuning slide that appears to have brass with silver plating that extends into the embrocher hole. It has a small space between the wood embrocher hole and metal liner. Thinking of removing it to clean up air flow through the blow hole. The markings are fa...
by Tommy
Thu Dec 15, 2022 5:43 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Flute making Apprentices
Replies: 101
Views: 53926

Re: Flute making Apprentices

Before the advent of alloy steels what did they use 100 plus years ago to make a conical bore flute?