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How to Make a Tobacco Pipe with Hand Tools, Part 4: Stem-Bending, Staining, and Finishing

On balance, I would say that half of pipe making involves sanding. It’s not exactly the fun part of making a pipe, but the results are worth the care and effort. Theoretically, rasps and files are used to establish the … Continue reading

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A Few More Tobacco Pipes

Over the last six months, I’ve been asked to make a few more tobacco pipes. These are both made of plateaux briar, which is the highest grade.  I was delighted with the birdseye figure in the churchwarden pipe in the … Continue reading

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Carving a Tobacco Pipe

I don’t smoke, and don’t plan to take it up, since tools and wood are expensive enough as it is, but a couple months ago a pipe-smoking friend dropped a package on my desk. It contained this: A chunk of … Continue reading

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