I am experimenting with stems right now. The Bamboo Churchwarden is a fairly interesting tobacco pipe bowl with a long bamboo stem. I am smoking out of it to test how the bamboo will hold up. One thing I already have discovered is that you have to pull it straight out as the bamboo doesn't have the grain strength to twist out. The brass collar is attached to the stem and reinforces the tenon where it goes into the bowl.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Wizard's Prow tobacco pipe was a gift pipe made for a young lady of whom I am quite fond. It is the first time I have used a Steck stem, as well as the first time I've made a straight freehand wizard pipe. It is a smaller break/lady pipe size bowl. The pipe ended up being wonderfully light because of the smaller bowl and an excellent little all around good pipe.
Howdy, howdy. It's been a while. Mea Culpa. I've had a new full time job for nearly six months and it has cut into my pipe making time. I also made a couple that were sold before I had photographed them. Any hoo, here is The Lazy Wizard tobacco pipe. This is possibly my favorite pipe yet. I have been smoking from a similar pipe since I made it and featured it here. It is one of my favorite pipes. It lights and stays alight well. It tends to smoke a little cooler than others.