Monthly Archives: December, 2009
I have a new reed that is having trouble holding the high second octave. Other than that, it seems a good reed; good tone, in tune. What to do?
David Daye has written up some procedures for diagnosis and repair of second octave problems:
Volume III of the Seán Reid Society Journal has been published, in PDF format, and not as an ISO image.
Visit http://seanreidsociety.org/ and click the image on the right, or on the ‘Journal’ dropdown menu.
Volume III Notes:
This volume focuses on the life and work of Richard Lewis O’Mealy.
Of particular interest to the pipemaker is the following article:
Pipes made [...]
With regulators coming soon, I probably should try and get a handle on how to reed and tune them.
Here is Geoff Wooff’s excellent article on the subject:
The Dremel Stylus rotary tool is a lithium-ion battery powered no-cord, ergonomic revision of the standard Dremel tool which most of us are familiar with, and probably use a good deal. I have to say, it is the most useful little tool that I’ve come across in quite a while. It is perfect for tasks [...]
I made my first successful chanter this last weekend. What a feeling of accomplishment, and it took a long time to get here. It is based on David Daye’s C Penny Chanter design, for which I am eternally grateful to Mr. Daye for making available to the public, and to all his patient help. I [...]