Northumbrian Pipes Maker

Northumbrian Pipes Maker

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Preparing Wood For a Set of Smallpipes

The most popular wood for Northumbrian pipe making is African Blackwood.  This is bought in squared billets and my first job is to turn it to rounds on the lathe.


Once turned, each piece is individually bored to the appropriate diameter, cut to length and then returned to the shelf for several months.  This allows the piece to slowly dry and prevents cracking.

Northumbrian Pipes Maker

Cut and turned wood is then slowly dried


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