Blessed Christmas to all and happy feast of St. John the Evangelist. Thank you all for your support throughout my first year as a pipe maker, especially those who feed me ideas and those who purchased a pipe. Several of my pipes have sold through Tewksbury, and I am very grateful to Dave, Brian and Gwyneth of the before mentioned store for all their support and input. I don't know yet what the new year will bring but I look forward to new and refined ideas,
I decided to play around with a bit of a simpler design. This tobacco pipe has elegance in its design and fire in its heart. The red dye I found is so brilliant and striking that it leaps off the pipe and draws the eye in.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Dead Head tobacco pipe is a fun little pipe one of my brother in laws suggested to me. The image is obviously taken from the Grateful Dead's skull design. It was a great chance to improve my skills with the more precise carving tools.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
A good friend of mine challenged me many months ago to create a tobacco pipe with a stem that came up had a full bend in it. I made one out of walnut as an experiment several months ago and have quite enjoyed smoking from it. I have declared it the laziest pipe I have ever smoked as all the weight hangs straight down and I can simply rest the bit on my teeth without having to worry about it falling out my mouth. I have now finally got around to making a similar pipe from briar. The Lazy Pipe is a beautiful pipe which features a peterson stem and my new red dye which has amazing color.