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…

Tobacco Stem

The pipe in today’s pics was made as an experiment back in 2001 when I was doing a lot of acrylic casting. It was one of those nutty-yet-intriguing ideas – since I could cast just about anything in with the acrylic mix, what would it be like to cast a Read more…

The Silliest Pipe I Ever Made

Before I go further I should apologize for the lateness in getting the new updates posted for this page and for “American Pipemaker in Brittany”. The last several days have seen me working non-stop and round-the-clock to finish the most complex Halloween pipe I’ve done thus far, Grendel’s Mother, seen Read more…

The Gaffer

Back in the late 90’s I made a number of pipes based on Lord of the Rings characters. This was long before the Tolkein mania that the movies kicked off – back in those innocent days I was just making hobbit pipes because I liked the stories, and they were Read more…

LB Yule pipes and more Dimiters info

I’m pleased to say that yesterday’s post about Juris Dimiters brought in some more accurate and current information on him. He was NOT, as I previously reported, Russian – he is Latvian (I know, I know, I’m American… all those “foreign” countries are the same anyway…;) ) He is also Read more…

Pipe Art, literally

Back in the late 90’s, I was fortunate enough to be contacted by a Russian artist named Juris Dimiters. I am not certain on the first name – I think it was spelled differently, but I can’t remember the exact spelling. At the time, he had a very nice website Read more…

A photo re-post

Apologies for reposting something that’s already been seen, but I wanted to show this again because this new format allows the pictures to be viewed full-size (just click the pic) and this is one which benefits greatly from being able to see it larger. The old 500-pixel-wide limit made a Read more…