Bagpipe Cradles

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Project by Peterelli posted 04-23-2010 07:06 PM 11038 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stuff I make for bagpipes.. Not trying to sell here.. just what keeps me busy in the shop. I still use hand tools and normal woodshop tools. Lot’s of angles on this little item.. Nothing is 90degrees.. Sell them around the World, which is cool. Yes, I play too.

In between making these, I make all kinds of furniture. Next up is a memorial garden style bench in memory of my brother who passed 3yrs ago. Think that shall be my 1st project for here. Have a set of norms plans but will modify.

Anyways, just a few shots of my bagpipe cradle. shop photos, lumber yard.. That is a 16” x 12’ board of Maple. I snatched it up! The rest is mine too! I do not use glued boards.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 04-23-2010 07:21 PM

Very cool, Peter! That’s something we’ve never seen before. It looks like it stands up, like a music stand – is that right?

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#2 posted 04-23-2010 07:32 PM

Yes, it is mounted to a music style stand I get direct from a company.. but the stand has to be modified as well.
Later on this month, I will have a all wood stand/wood cradle version. Something I’ve been working on for some time. Still deciding on sliding dovetail legs or half lap joint. I look at the picture and it’s hard to see all the angle lines, etc.

The finish on this one is a water based dye, water based laquer from Sherwin Williams. Kem Aqua which I don’t think you can get in the stores. I got a huge 5gallon bucket of this stuff direct from a distributor. All shot with HVLP.

R-W – notice those angle clamps! I have since epoxy them in.

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#3 posted 04-23-2010 11:40 PM

nice, but do you have a sweet kilt to go with those pipes?

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#4 posted 04-24-2010 12:15 AM

Yep, sure do… full uniform.. I play for

#5 posted 04-26-2010 06:06 PM

Be sure to post the next one, too! Looking forward to seeing it.

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#6 posted 05-17-2010 02:16 AM

Great looking cradle.

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#7 posted 05-17-2010 02:21 AM

Unique very well done.


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#8 posted 09-25-2019 11:40 PM

Great project. My son plays the bagpipes also. I’ll have to see about making something similar.

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#9 posted 02-02-2021 06:06 PM

What are the dimensions of the “cradle” part of the stand? Looks great!

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