3-drone set
olive wood with
blackwood mounts
key: A/E
3-drone set
3-drone set
3-drone set
'Penn' Chanter
Birdseye Maple with
water buffalo horn mounts
key: C

SOLD (USA)

Birdseye Maple chanter key
'Penn' Chanter
'Loison' bellows set
bellows: Mahogany
pipes: lemon wood
key: G/D

SOLD (France)

'Loison' set
'Loison' set
'Loison' set
brass key detail
'Loison' bellows
'Loison' bellows
top
'Loison' bellows
bottom
'Suppo' set
olive wood
key: G/D and A/E

SOLD (Italy)

'Raurich' chanter
Cocobolo (Mexican Rosewood)
key: D/G

SOLD (Catalonia, Spain)

'Raurich' chanter
brass key detail

hear this chanter
(cue to 50 second mark
in this YouTube video)

'Piraux' set
cherry wood
key: A/E

SOLD (Belgium)

'Piraux' set
'Penn' set
mesquite wood
key: G/D

SOLD (USA)

Penn full set
'Penn' set
Penn full set
'Penn' set
Penn full set
'Penn' set
Penn bell detail
'Gerardin' set
cherry wood
key: A/E

hear this set

SOLD (Canada)

'Gerardin' chanter
cherry wood
key: A/E
'Holt' chanter
holly wood with
blackwood mounts
key:D/G

SOLD (USA)

'Holt' chanter
'Holt' chanter

'Blum' set
plum wood
key: A/E

SOLD (Belgium)

'Blum' set

'Pritchitt' set
Honduran rosewood with
brass E key
key: D/G

SOLD (USA)

'Pritchitt' set
'Pritchitt' Chanter

'Pritchitt' Drone

Chanter reed

 

made by Boris Favre

Vancouver, BC

xbf@telus.net

 




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March, 2008

This year's Vancouver Celtic Festival hosted an event called "Swarm of Drones". It featured various bagpipes from Western Europe and the Britsh Isles and I was kindly invited to display some of my Swedish and Irish pipes for the occasion. Sharing the display kiosk are Scottish Small Pipes maker Robin Beck and organizer Rob MacDonald.


Boris giving a sackpipa
demonstration


Scottish small pipes maker
Robin Beck peeks at the camera


Rob MacDonald playing his
Northumbrian Small Pipes


tweaking a reed






In the workshop

The following images show a drone stock being made for a Swedish bagpipe. This is the first lathe that I ever owned, a King hobby lathe. I currently use a Teknatool NOVA 1624-44 with the bed extension.


boring the wood


the wood is shaped
using a chisel


applying walnut oil

a finished cherrywood stock

the rest of the set