4tone.org and Open Source bagpipes
"Open Source" bagpipe design is an unusual concept. In fact, it's completely unheard of for a pipemaker to give away production designs and dimensions!
So .... why?
In a nutshell, 4tone.org is here to promote pipemaking by sharing designs, dimensions and knowledge. Any moderately skilled woodturner is capable of making a quality bagpipe, practice chanter and reeds. By faithfully reproducing designs found at 4tone.org, the aspiring pipemakers can create a proven product, first time and every time.There are no financial restrictions on any of content at 4tone.org. Everything is royalty free for personal use.
Sharing these designs and knowledge is a personal contribution to the rich history and tradition of pipemaking.
Hopefully, the content found at 4tone.org enable and encourage other craftsmen to make and sell bagpipes, and that's a good thing for the pipe communities as a whole.
Best Wishes and Happy Pipemaking!