Made One for Myself

I got a new pipe for myself! (This is probably rarer for makers than collectors, LOL…) I’d been meaning to make myself a new one for a long time, and with the Christmas season coming up I decided to make myself a personal Christmas pipe, drilled to fit Savinelli 7mm Read more…

Make a Billiard

Here’s a little pop psychology help – Some thoughts on motivation and mood, if you will.  It’s October here, and that means it’s time to make Talbert Halloween Pipes.  This is a high stress, high concentration task that requires a lot of focus and confidence and a good clear pipeline Read more…

Some Alternative Drilling

Everybody already knows how pipes are drilled using drill presses, wood lathes, and spoon bit/hand drilling, so I thought I would put together a visual demonstration of how I just drilled a Talbert freehand today.  It’s a different technique that doesn’t rely on the drawn centerlines of spoon bit drilling, Read more…

The Livescribe Smartpen

Note – This is a product review of a new toy I’m using.  If this review gets you all wildly fired up to buy one of these things, you can buy one from this link and I’ll get a few bucks of credit and you’ll get 15% off, which is nice savings on a Read more…

Repairing a Delrin Tenon

I recently did a repair job on one of our Ligne Bretagne tenons, replacing one that the owner had melted with a new one, and I thought it might be worth photographing to show the process involved in even such a simple repair as a tenon replacement.  This is an Read more…

Pipes of Interest

For several days now, I’ve had in my To-Do list the nagging, unchecked reminder that the Pipe Blog is due for a new article (Yes, I now have reminders scheduled into my To Dos, to be sure that the blog is updated regularly and avoid those 6 month long desert Read more…