Introduction: Wooden Practice Chanter
These are two wooden practice chanters as used to practice palying to bag pipes, with out all the noise and effort of playing a full set. They are turned on a lathe out of cocobolo, an colorful tone wood from Central America, and use synthetic reeds. the ferules are, tagua nut, on the larger one, and tin on the smaller. the tin is nice because it is easy to melt and cast while being soft enough to turn with HSS. the mouth piece on the larger one is maple. the box is cocobolo, with brass fittings(they might be brass plated, I'm not sure). the pictures at the end are what i used to designed the smaller one. (the blue one is so i could see the holes better) the larger one was design using measurements from a real chanter, and is much more accurate. they have a 1/4 inch strait bore and the finger holes vary in size. the next ones i make will be out of partridge wood, another more traditional pipes tone wood.