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Top Secret Hemping Video

Top Secret Hemping Video


This video came out really un-polished, but it's a great trick!

We decided to throw it up on the blog, because every piper should know this... you know... in our opinion.


Andrew Douglas Andrew is a prolific practitioner of the bagpipe, having been active at the highest level of pipe bands, solo competition, teaching, and creative endeavors for the past 20 years. He's also the founder and creator of Dojo U and of PipersDojo.com


  1. The two rolls of hemp method is new to me, I like it. I have used compression for a long time, it's very effective. But no coating of cobbler's wax on the first layer of hemp to help it stick to the wood?

  2. I was hoping to see something I didn't already know. For example, I'm not sure the method I've always used to finish the wrap (a couple of clove hitches) is the best knot to use. But you didn't show the finishing knot at all.

    Otherwise, a nice instructional video.

  3. Are the two rolls of hemp pre waxed. I learned another method with non waxed hemp, criss crossing the hemp fairly tight. Result; smoother slide of the drone, a bit difference in drone tone, (if one can measure that difference). Any thoughts?

    If you could use a turn lathe to hemp your drones, that would be best. You would have consistency in the hemp winding as well as the tightness.

  4. I've always used a coating of cobbler's wax (that black sticky stuff) on the first layer of hemp to contact the wood, so about the first 2 feet of hemp. It helps the hemp adhere to the drone better and won't allow the hemp to slip and turn later. Good video!