Stabilised maple mallet with exotic wood handle... sounds like the blue spruce mallet [WINKING FACE]SMALMALEKI":ti0b9s08 said:I am after Ebony for handle. That’s what makes it challenging. They don’t sell it outside the US.
It seems treated maple has been tried and tested. That’s the only reason.
Fantastic. Does this mean that the dreadful rachet of bagpipes may soon die out in the UKDroogs":2kgt0ysn said:With regard to blackwood and other exotics being used here in the UK, several bagpipe makers I know now have stocks that they are afraid to use even though they may have been sat around for 50 years waiting to be used to make pipes because they can not produce paperwork to prove the stuff is pre CITES and as a result if they make pipes and they are then sent to or taken by pipers overseas there is a very large probability that they will be seized by customs at ports of entry. So most are now using pvc or Delrin instead and foregoing wood all together.