Turnin’ turnin’ turnin’ . . . R.G. Hardie & Co. celebrates Duncan Campbell’s 49 years of service

Published: January 31, 2011
Turnin’ turnin’ turnin’ . . . R.G. Hardie & Co. celebrates Duncan Campbell’s 49 years of service Published: January 31, 2011

After almost half a century working with R.G. Hardie & Co., one of the world's master crafstman of Highland bagpipe-making decides to hang up his full-time tools. Meaghan Proudfoot checks in with Duncan Campbell of Glasgow on his memories of Bob Hardie, John Weatherston and the more than 7,000 sets of pipes he has personally turned.

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TIP OF THE DAY
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.”
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