The Lost P&T Cover

Some time ago, Chuck Stanion contacted me about possibly doing a cover for Pipes & Tobaccos magazine. He asked for a Christmas cover, which seemed a little odd considering that the Halloween cover would have seemed a better fit. But, I did a few rough sketches of ideas and tossed Read more…

Electric Santa

Ahh.. The joys of relaxation. I don’t realize how wound-up and stressed I can get during the weeks of Halloween pipe work until it’s over, and I have the sudden feeling of turning to jello. I haven’t updated our blog pages for several days both because I’ve been too busy Read more…

Hydra Sneak Preview

“In just seven days,I can make youa maaaaaan”Once this pipe was masked for sandblasting, I could not help but think it reminded me of Rocky from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show“. I wonder if the French know about Rocky Horror? It’s difficult to imagine it working in translation…In any event, Read more…

Calabash Sandblast

Well, late again – I spent yesterday afternoon and all evening finishing up the four new Ligne Bretagnes I just posted (seen here and here), and did not have time to post a new entry here. For those who may not have caught the news page, the Ligne Bretagnes have Read more…

At Pipe & Pint

Here are a couple of pics taken back in 2000 at Pipe & Pint, the NC shop I have often referred to. This is a great shot of the counter, with a full case of pipes and a wide selection of pipe tobaccos in both tins and open humidors for Read more…

The Kraken

Here is a sketch I did for a pipe back in 2001. This has become a ongoing struggle, the “pipe that keeps getting away” because of the difficulty of the design and the engineering hassles it would entail. I actually have a large stummel set aside for this pipe, which Read more…