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Two for One: A Freehand Dublin and a Churchwarden Apple

Trying out materials from different suppliers is always an adventure.  Some time ago, I ordered a “medium” sized block of plateaux briar wood from a vendor who came highly recommended.  When I got the block in the mail, I was … Continue reading

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Two More Churchwarden Pipes

Here are my latest two pipes, both churchwardens made from briar. This one is my first attempt at using a stain on briar. The color is not quite as even as I had expected, but I am pleased with the … Continue reading

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Two More Pipes

I have made two pipes in the last two weeks. The first is a freehand churchwarden, which was a lot of fun to shape.  The textured top is the natural top of the burl from which briar pipes are made.  … Continue reading

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On Making Prototypes

As I stingy woodworker, I have always privately frowned on prototypes.  From my perspective, they seemed such a waste of time and materials.  After all, if you are an experienced woodworker, why can’t you just make it right the first … Continue reading

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