Paper tube flutes. Drinking-straw oboes. Drinking-straw panpipes. This video is misleading; the straws need to be closed at the bottom end to work.
The British drink a lot of tea, as we know. So it makes sense that the wooden boxes used to carry tea leaves from India would be all over the UK, especially but not exclusively near seaports. They’re big sturdy crates, often with picturesque stencils evocative of faraway places. A stick at the corner with […]
The detritus of industrial civilization includes endless supplies of PVC piping — a miracle material which is for the most part non-toxic, as long as you avoid breathing it as a dust or burning it and breathing the fumes. While they’re generally too heavy for stamping tubes, these pipes can be turned into flutes and […]