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  Topic: drone stock on/off valve???
chad_fross

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 10:08 pm   Subject: drone stock on/off valve???
Olle, thanks for the picture of that drone common stock. And that is some fine looking wood, too.......what is it? Spalted Maple? It looks some form of spalted hardwood. I just ordered some Spalte ...
  Topic: drone stock on/off valve???
chad_fross

Replies: 10
Views: 10420

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 10:04 pm   Subject: drone stock on/off valve???
Idohoby, I can't seem to get past the first page on the pdf file. I'll have to try it again in a little while. And I would love if you could me the drawings, my address is chad_fross@yahoo.com. I ...
  Topic: drone stock on/off valve???
chad_fross

Replies: 10
Views: 10420

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 1:34 pm   Subject: drone stock on/off valve???
I have built a few chanters and drones............and am very interested in building a set similar to Olle's set...........the bellow's blown set with the deep bass drones. I noticed in a picture of ...
  Topic: mouthpiece/ blowpipe length?
chad_fross

Replies: 5
Views: 7347

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:32 am   Subject: mouthpiece/ blowpipe length?
thanks texasbagpiper, I will give that measurement a try Very Happy
  Topic: different wood choices for pipes?
chad_fross

Replies: 40
Views: 37238

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:28 am   Subject: different woods........
yes, olive seems to be very difficult to find.........and I don't have the patience to wait for wood to dry properly. So I have to try to find either kiln dried or air dried. I have had great luck w ...
  Topic: Fine tuning the chanter
chad_fross

Replies: 54
Views: 38785

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed May 09, 2007 11:18 am   Subject: fine tuning with rubber wash glove
Hi again, I thought I might way in on this...........unfortunately my current solution seems to only be "slightly" better (for me) then the cycle tubing. I use cut-off segments from the lit ...
  Topic: wood finishes for Sackpipa?
chad_fross

Replies: 6
Views: 7309

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:01 am   Subject: thanks gentlemen
Thank you gentlemen for the heads up.........how bad is the smell? the only real place I have in the appartment to leave it sit for a few days is in the laundry/veranda area.......it's the only place ...
  Topic: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
chad_fross

Replies: 51
Views: 44405

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:48 pm   Subject: elder reeds
Olle, I did make a few elder reeds, about 5 or 6 actually. At the time when I had elder available (4 bushes in the backyard) I was making a couple of Welsh Pibgorn (hornpipes). I made the elder reed ...
  Topic: wood finishes for Sackpipa?
chad_fross

Replies: 6
Views: 7309

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:41 am   Subject: thanks:D
Thanks Yuri for the info.........as soon as I can find some raw linseed oil here in korea, I will be doing that
Chad
  Topic: different wood choices for pipes?
chad_fross

Replies: 40
Views: 37238

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:19 am   Subject: I am coming around to it :D
After some reflection and having made a few different chanters, and having tested reeds made out of two different materials (my phragmites reeds and an arundo donax reed made from a modified tenor dro ...
  Topic: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
chad_fross

Replies: 51
Views: 44405

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:11 am   Subject: agreed
I certainly agree with you about the need to make and try many different reeds. The more reeds I make, the better at it I get. The more reeds one makes, the more adjustments to said reeds in order t ...
  Topic: wood finishes for Sackpipa?
chad_fross

Replies: 6
Views: 7309

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:54 am   Subject: wood finishes for Sackpipa?
I just completed my first two "real" Sackpipa chanters. One from Purple Heart wood, and the other from Bocote. They are ready to be finished. I am wondering what any of you makers out the ...
  Topic: different wood choices for pipes?
chad_fross

Replies: 40
Views: 37238

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:31 am   Subject: Olive Oil sounds fun
Olive wood......I never thought of that..........I'm sure it looks great also. That would be a perfect compliment to the oil I use to oil the bores Very Happy
I don't suppose you mind divulging your source? ...
  Topic: Presentation Thread
chad_fross

Replies: 66
Views: 89934

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:34 am   Subject: introductions....
Who I am: Chad Fross
Where I'm From: Sciota, Il. (USA)
Where I Currently Live: Seoul, South Korea
Primary Instrument: Guitar, Scottish Smallpipes and (working on) Svensk Sackpipa.
Secondary I ...
  Topic: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
chad_fross

Replies: 51
Views: 44405

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:03 am   Subject: that is amazing.....
Thank you again Olle for the encouragement of users of phragmites like myself. And after reading your comment about the reed becoming as familiar as a family member....I think as a beginning reed mak ...
  Topic: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
chad_fross

Replies: 51
Views: 44405

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:22 pm   Subject: reed supplier
Aaron, I have left a message with Marion two days ago, and have not heard anything back. If I don't hear anything back by the end of the week, I will send another email..................then if nothi ...
  Topic: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
chad_fross

Replies: 51
Views: 44405

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:17 pm   Subject: modified GHB tenor reed
Holly Molly! That is a long time for any reed! Especially crushed:D
Aaron, I will say that everytime I pull the pipe out and put in my modified reed, it is a real gut-buster to get started......... ...
  Topic: Pipemaking
chad_fross

Replies: 69
Views: 49982

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 1:01 pm   Subject: thanks for the plans
Thanks for the Plans you have posted here Texaspiper.........
I have made a few "practice" chanters (practice here, in the sense that they were my practice runs for turning Swedish chanters ...
  Topic: Seasoning the Bag
chad_fross

Replies: 40
Views: 34821

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:47 pm   Subject: honey recipe?
everyone keeps talking about this Honey bag sealant recipe.........but what is the recipe? Does it actually work well without clogging the reeds (barring a hot day in the open)? Will it rot?
Thanks ...
  Topic: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
chad_fross

Replies: 51
Views: 44405

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:28 pm   Subject: Yes, I think your right........
I think you are probably right Olle, and I was afraid that it would end up putting me right back to where I started. So I have contacted one of the reed suppliers that I found in another thread...... ...
  Topic: Reed making, cane buying, etc.
chad_fross

Replies: 51
Views: 44405

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:44 am   Subject: using tenor GHB drone reed???
I have been trying to source reed tube cane with little luck. I have been using a form of Phragmites Australis, but the reeds seem to "give in" rather quickly unless I put a small layer of ...
  Topic: different wood choices for pipes?
chad_fross

Replies: 40
Views: 37238

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:26 am   Subject: changing direction for this thread
I would like to take this opportunity to change the direction and focus of this thread. The back and forth banter (of which I am to blame) is not productive to the group. So, in efforts to curb any ...
  Topic: different wood choices for pipes?
chad_fross

Replies: 40
Views: 37238

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:17 pm   Subject: Piper's ear vs scientific "facts"???
That is a neat conversation piece, the copper pipe sackpipa. The same thing has been done with PVC pipe and Scottish smallpipes and Highland Pipes. Sure, It sounds suprisingly like a "real" ...
  Topic: different wood choices for pipes?
chad_fross

Replies: 40
Views: 37238

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:12 pm   Subject: pipe wood
Olle, although I respect your experienced opinion and knowledge in everything I see you post.......I have to somewhat disagree with you here. Of course, as of yet my only basis for comparison are two ...
  Topic: different wood choices for pipes?
chad_fross

Replies: 40
Views: 37238

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:33 am   Subject: purpleheart and bocote
Wow, that is very reassuring news. I like the idea of the purpleheart darkening with age. Yes, it is my intentions of making the pipes using purplewood and using the bocote sparingly as the ferrules ...
  Topic: different wood choices for pipes?
chad_fross

Replies: 40
Views: 37238

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:50 pm   Subject: different wood choices for pipes?
Hi all, I just ordered some very deeply colored purpleheart wood and some very nice looking bocote. I understand that both woods are very dense and the purpleheart wood can be a little splintery to w ...
  Topic: bag leather and rivet/grommet sources???
chad_fross

Replies: 21
Views: 19222

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:37 pm   Subject: bag leather and rivet/grommet sources???
Thanks Bo and Seth. I really don't have any way to get to a tandy dealer. I wish I could, but I'm literally half a world away from any tandy leather place. I don't suppose I could prosition someone ...
  Topic: bag leather and rivet/grommet sources???
chad_fross

Replies: 21
Views: 19222

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:32 am   Subject: tandy leather
Thanks Seth,
I just looked at Tandy leather online, they have everything. But they have so many different types and cuts and sizes and weights of leather that I don't know which one I should choose? ...
  Topic: bag leather and rivet/grommet sources???
chad_fross

Replies: 21
Views: 19222

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:33 am   Subject: bag leather and rivet/grommet sources???
I have notice a few pics of rivetted bags on here. I am very interested in making rivetted bags. As I have just completed my first sackpipa (only the wooden parts, minus the mouthpiece) I am in sear ...
  Topic: mouthpiece/ blowpipe length?
chad_fross

Replies: 5
Views: 7347

PostForum: Norden Sackpipa Association of the Americas (NSAA)   Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:26 am   Subject: mouthpiece/ blowpipe length?
Hi again, I just completed my first sackpipa chanter and drone. I am preparing to make the stocks and the mouthpiece. I will tip the mouthpiece with black buffalo horn, then turn the whole thing. I ...
 
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