Capping off a brass chanter top?

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Capping off a brass chanter top?

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In this photo, I'm curious to know how the maker "caps" off the top?
Is a round disc soldered onto the top?
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Yes. Generally it's soldered on and then turned on lathe afterward to be flush with the tubing.
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elbowmusic wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:16 am Yes. Generally it's soldered on and then turned on lathe afterward to be flush with the tubing.
Thank you Nate.
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Thanks for the kind words, Rich.
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ya know, I'm thinking maybe I'll revert to a wooden cap rather than fiddle with soldering..

Do makers do anything other than hemp to keep it tight?
Are epoxies or other glues used?
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I've seen cork being used to make a seal between the chanter and top.
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PJ wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:19 am I've seen cork being used to make a seal between the chanter and top.
And just to clarify, I'm referring to this 'top':
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Yeah! I'd be with PJ on this one, shove a cork in it.
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No, I haven't seen cork on the top of the chanter top. I was referring to where the chanter top joins the chanter.
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rorybbellows wrote: Tue Aug 16, 2022 10:13 am Yeah! I'd be with PJ on this one, shove a cork in it.
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