Richard Parkes: The pipes|drums Interview – Part 1

Published: September 30, 2007

The renowned FMM Pipe-Major opens his thoughts and many of the secrets of his tremendous success in this 10,000-word three-part discussion.

 
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Pipers: Need to manipulate your pipe chanter reed? – use a pen knife or Xacto knife instead of sandpaper. You have much more control on the amount of cane you take off with a knife vs. sandpaper. And it is much better for the cane itself; other woodworkers call this technique “feathering.”
Donald MacPhee, reedmaker, Alexandria, Scotland

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