Jubilee Pipes - .pipes and flutes for children.  Class sets of instruments.
RSS

Recent Posts

Some views of Kereru Station.
Friday 8th December 2017
Tues 20th November. 5Weeks
During the Fifth Week. THurs 16th
Week Four

Categories

and wonderful
Bamboo
Bamboo pipemaking
Concerts
Pipes
Students playing
Touring Hawkes Bay
Weird
wood pipes
woods
Workshops
powered by

My Blog

Friday 20th

I have just finished a new batch of pipes.  They have some very nice light colored ones... almost white.  They are made from hazel wood.  These hazel wood pieces come from a hedge I cut down on my section.  The stems have been leaning against my backe fence weathering.  I find standing stems weather best, so they were leaning against the fence.  The sound is excellent and no other wood has such a light color.  Even though hazel is not considered a strong wood, these hazel pieces have become very hard in the weathering process, and so are perfect for pipe making.  The tone they produce is excellent.

 A fiddle student of mine gave me some black maire.  The log was cut the right size for burning and was just long enough for turning.  The log itself looked as though it had been cut before the Titanic was made and had been outside in the rain all that time.  When I turned the few pieces I could rescue from it, the color was excellent,with beautiful marbling fit for a piece of Angus beef.  The tone from maire is so good I tell people that "Maire is to wood what gold is to metal".   I find these pieces have upheld that opinion.

I have another set of pipes on the lathe.  The wood is mostly from demolition... cedar,  totara, rimu, matai [flooring] and some odd bits of wattle from a log lying behind Taruna Homestead.

The rimu and matai are perfect woods for pipe making and some of my earlier pipes were mostly matai and rimu.  [The rimu is unforgettabel to turn as it makes you want to sneseze all the time, even with a face mask.]  The wattle has a yellowish look, and has had to have repairs made as some bugs have bored holes through it in one or two places.  Mostly, holey timeber is chucked, but these had only minor damage so I repaired them with sawdust and glue. Only one has been "fippled" and the sound it made was quite good.  I expected better so I am hoping that the next few will turn out really well.

If you have a piece of timber you are going to burn and it come from a decorative tree from your garden, spare a thought for us woodturners.  Often the most beautiful timber is from decorative trees out of peoples gardens.  Lophomyrtus [coppersheen], sycamore, apple, plum, apricot, lawsoniana, totara, hazel, are some of the woods I have turned from friends properties. 

 Cheers,

 your cheerful pipemaker Chris 

43 Comments to Friday 20th:

Comments RSS
replica watches on Monday, 23 September 2013 5:56 p.m.
Thank you for sharing, I really like, but my home page there are more related content, you can refer to. I expect better next time. Good luck.
Reply to comment
 
Replica Breitling on Thursday, 19 December 2013 2:41 p.m.


Replica Watches on Monday, 23 September 2013 5:56 p.m.
Very good article,Do you want to know more about it?I just do not tell you.
Reply to comment


Titus Chapple on Tuesday, 5 November 2013 2:07 p.m.
be unnecessary supplements
Reply to comment


kundan necklace on Thursday, 19 June 2014 5:23 a.m.
The ideas for fashionable people underneath the the world provide an excellent opportunities to that make Bags mix of with personal stories. This forms of creation is offer the most critical and many memoriable second in lifetime. The recommendations give rise to the succeed in crossbody bags on sale . greater than today it becomes the celine 's ba
Reply to comment


Lipozene on Monday, 14 July 2014 6:01 a.m.
I am so impressed w/evernote so far. really pro stuff. thx folks
Reply to comment
 
Pipemaker Chris on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 4:53 p.m.
Very glad to read your comment. It is a lot of fun making the pipes and I hope to be travelling in the new year to Aus to teach some more students how to make pipes. Should I come to where you guys are living? Cheers Chris the Pipemaker


SlimQuick Reviews on Monday, 14 July 2014 6:04 a.m.
A very informative site. The way you have share this information is really very appreciative. Hope to see more on this topic here. Thanks for posting this information here.
Reply to comment
 
Chris the Pipemaker on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 4:56 p.m.
Glad that you have enjoyed what I have posted. I love making the pipes and enjoy teaching others the simple process of making good pipes. Hope to go to Aus next year to show some more students how to make pipes. Cheers Chris [the Pipemaker]


tania kamagra on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 11:03 a.m.
potential crook and also the interior?
Reply to comment
 
chris the pipemaker on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 4:19 p.m.
I don't understand the "potential crook" comment. The crook pipes I turn into firewood. "The interior" ?? Please say what you mean. I do have a lot of fotos that I can't publish because they are of younger students playing my pipes. If I have to get parents permission to publish they are of students who are too young to put on the web!!!! Do you play an Irish Whistle? If not you should try. If not one of mine, then there are excellent ones made by "Generation" "Feadog" and "Stewart" to name a few. Lots of makers hand make 'high end' whistles at higher prices. None of them are "Potential Crook" but straight as dies. Cheers Chris the pipe maker


my nickname on Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:34 p.m.
to shut within with itself?
Reply to comment


Lipozene Reviews on Friday, 18 July 2014 1:31 a.m.
I’m very fired up to show it to anyone. It makes me so satisfied your vast understanding and wisdom have a new channel for trying into the world.
Reply to comment
 
Chris the pipemaker on Friday, 18 July 2014 9:21 a.m.
So glad you're all fired up. Thats how I feel when I make my pies. Best wishes Chris the Pipemaker


Chris the Pipemaker on Friday, 18 July 2014 9:26 a.m.
Sorry, I am not a pie maker so in the last comment I was not referring to pies but to pipes.!!! Serendipitous error. Cheers Chris the Piemaker! [sic]
Reply to comment


Hydroxycut on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:26 p.m.
Instantly amazed with all the useful information that is on it. Great post, just what i was looking for and i am looking forward to reading your other posts soon!
Reply to comment


chris the pipemaker on Thursday, 24 July 2014 7:36 a.m.
Cpme and Visit! Its not far! Cheers Chris the pipe maker!
Reply to comment


Best Diet Pills for 2014 on Thursday, 24 July 2014 2:47 p.m.
Always has really good posts and topics please keep it up! loads of blogs are going under lately from lack of new posts etc
Reply to comment
 
Chris the Pipemaker on Thursday, 24 July 2014 5:43 p.m.
Thanks for the support. I enjoy making the pipes. I try and share that enjoyment. Wood is a very beautiful material to work with. Bamboo is also a lot of fun. I will do a thing on bamboo latter on so I hope you will get to see what a wonderful material that is too. Take Care. Cheers Chris the P{ipemaker


SlimQuick on Friday, 25 July 2014 11:08 p.m.
Thanks for sharing these info with us! this is a great site. I really like it. Thank you for the site. May God bless you in all your works.
Reply to comment


Chris the pipemaker on Saturday, 26 July 2014 1:08 p.m.
It is very hard to write a blog on a medium that does not allow you to see or hear those who read it, so I am very gratefuol for any feedback. If any of you wish to learn how to make bamboo pies, I would give instructions over the internet [website] so that anyone could follow. Bamboo is so much easier than wood as it already has a hollow inside and it is already rounded outside. Only certain bamboos are suitable. Golden bamboo [phyllostachus aureus] is the most common bamboo in the world. It can be used but the internode lengths are not great, and knocking out nodes is a lot of work. The most beautiful bamboo is weavers bamboo, which is sold in Australia as Gracilis [Bambusa Textilis var. Gracilis] It is used on the pacific coast [NSW] as a hedging plant. In New Zealand it is relatively rare but becoming more common as it is often available in gardening shops. I have no idea how it is in other countries. Bamboo is almost never grown in Europe out side the gardens of Bamboo "nutters".... aficionados to bamboo growers... and in the USA.....who knows.. Canada has no bamboo as it is not hardy enough! Unless you live in Vancouver Island!! Cheers Chris the Pipemaker
Reply to comment


Lipozene on Sunday, 27 July 2014 11:57 p.m.
I’m very fired up to show it to anyone. It makes me so satisfied your vast understanding and wisdom have a new channel for trying into the world.
Reply to comment


Chris the Pipemaker on Monday, 28 July 2014 8:44 a.m.
Thanks for your support. There are some very beautiful things in the world. One kind of beauty keeps me constantly amazed.. I have recently been to Australia and walked in the forests of the Borderland National Park. There are very tall trees that are not gum trees. You think Australia is full of gums! Here there are none [this the high are above 1000M] The woods here are something I would like to explore. On the way back I picked up a suitcase load of Austrlian woods, moslty Merbau. Real beauty!!!! Cheers Chris the pipemaker
Reply to comment


Lipozene Diet on Monday, 28 July 2014 7:16 p.m.
This is a great website, keep the positive reviews coming.
Reply to comment


swoim blogu on Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:50 a.m.
which is often rather alone?
Reply to comment


Chris the Pipemaker on Thursday, 7 August 2014 7:34 a.m.
When you are working in your workshop, you are rather alone. In fact it is not good to have people hinging around for safety reasons.
Reply to comment


Jerry on Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:48 a.m.
It's beneficial to put friends?
Reply to comment


Lipozene on Friday, 22 August 2014 5:24 a.m.
A very informative site. The way you have share this information is really very appreciative. Hope to see more on this topic here. Thanks for posting this information here.
Reply to comment


Chris the Pipemaker on Friday, 22 August 2014 10:51 a.m.
I am so pleased you have taken time to comment. Mauch appreciated. I am preparinug to publish a new report about making bamboo pipes [flutes] I will show the best bamboo from which to make bamboo. Then step by step how to turn a piece of bamboo into a music instrument. Cheers Chris the pipe maker.
Reply to comment


adres www on Sunday, 31 August 2014 5:13 a.m.
The room decorating is critical to improve the particular details The insides within the cutting-edge which has a touching from austerity as well as minimalism will probably not
Reply to comment


Weight Loss on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 6:37 a.m.
Online reading is not my thing. But after reading your blog I am really pleased. I don’t know about other blogs but this I will definitely keep coming back to.
Reply to comment


Chris the Pipemaker on Wednesday, 3 September 2014 7:37 a.m.
I have something more, quite different for the blog. I have just begun working on a book of music for pipe players. Now that the pipes play as well as I want them to, and I can consistently tune them to a nice clean even playing sound, I can turn my attention to other things. I want to publish a book of tunes for pipe players. I have some tunes for Steiner School classrooms prepared by the Steiner Teachers Course Seminar at Taruna here in Hawkes Bay. I have collected a number of dance tunes from Keltic sources primarily. However I have added tunes from Czechia, Romania, Russia and Hungary. The Hungarian tunes especially are fun to play. My fiddle students are preparing a concert soon and will play tunes form Vienna and Italy first, then some from Ukraine and Russia, finishing with some beauties from Hungary. I am choosing tunes from these collections to adapt for the Pipe. Some of the difficulties in the adaption... pipes only play down to D. It is not easy to play accidental sharps and flats... and you can play on only two major keys D and G and their realtive minors B and E. The change on the computer is quite easy. Finale, my music program, changes key at a click of the mouse. Going along afterwards and pitching up the notes below D is more laborious. However today I have added "Czardas From Miskolc" to the tunes I am going to publish. Watch this blog for announcements. Cheers Chris the Pipemaker and Pipeplayer.
Reply to comment


Lipozene Complaints on Thursday, 18 September 2014 1:35 a.m.
I believe that you recognize how to construct people pay attention to what you have to pronounce, particularly with a concern that’s so vital. I am pleased to suggest this blog.
Reply to comment


Chris the Pipemaker on Thursday, 18 September 2014 6:46 a.m.
Its great to hear from you. The website is a bit of fun to try and show what I do in my workshop. My next step, after showing how to make bamboo pipes, is to add music examples that you can listen to. Cheers Chris the Pipemaker
Reply to comment


Phentermine on Monday, 22 September 2014 10:19 p.m.
Thanks for sharing
Reply to comment


Chris the Pipemaker on Monday, 22 September 2014 10:38 p.m.
I would like to share a lot more but a blog site is not like a real meeting. I am lucky that a number of opportunities for further sharing are coming. The Taikura Rudolf Steiner School is having a fair and I will be there with my pipes. A school in Dunedin has invited me down to show them pipe making in March of next year. I will also be teaching class nine at Taikura the art of pipe making in both bamboo and wood. That is if I can get enough lathes. Maybe someone will help. The Woodturners guild has a number of lathes to borrow. They are rather difficult to use as they have chucks from the stone age period. However they work sort-of. People are free to visit me in my workshop if they are in New Zealand. I gladly demonstrate how a pipe is made. I am angling for a chance to demonstrate pipemaking in Australia, but that does not look to have caught fire yet. Cheers Chris the pipemaker
Reply to comment


Consumer Reports On Lipozene on Friday, 17 October 2014 4:22 a.m.
With this blog you really took our attention to the points that we never thought about...
Reply to comment


zwrot podatku z uk on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 5:48 a.m.
is a really challenge?
Reply to comment


Chris the Pipemaker on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 6:59 a.m.
Yes, a challenge, but lots of fun!!!!! Cheers Chris the pipemaker
Reply to comment


test na inteligencję on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 7:25 a.m.
and you will understand many?
Reply to comment


Chris the Pipemaker on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 10:07 a.m.
Understanding is in the fingers. They know what to do. You first have to do it, then you will understand better. Cheers Chris the Pipemaker
Reply to comment


Home Builder on Thursday, 26 May 2016 7:28 p.m.
Instantly surprised considering the helpful facts that is into it. Good post, what exactly i wanted and i am eager for reading your current different threads quickly!
Reply to comment


play Gmod on Wednesday, 1 June 2016 6:36 p.m.
Hullo! I’m in a hurry today. I just want to throw a remark on this blog.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint