The Virus Post

So, here we are in Very Strange Times indeed! I write this on April 4th, with the impact of Covid-19 well and truly beginning to settle in, and I felt it was important to provide a little explanation of what the Talbert Pipes Workshop will be doing to cope with Read more…

What is Patreon?

Those of sharp eye may have noticed an unusual link in our menu at the top – “Our Patreon“. What the heck is Patreon, you ask? Patreon is essentially a private social club where fans, collectors, and trainees can interact with artists and creators of their choice, at the cost Read more…

We can rebuild him

Another trip down memory lane with another 1998 pipe donation needing some work.  This pipe, which I informally dubbed the Marlowe after a certain PI, was one of the most difficult things I’d tried at the time, though looking at it now it’s a terribly clunky thing – To my 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…

Finishing up

What a long, strange…. and often horrifying… trip it has been.  I write this today having just completed the setup of the last workshop lathe that we need for pipemaking, making this our semi-official “Workshop Finished” day.  There are still things lacking (workstation lighting being the main one, as I Read more…

1840’s Village

Yesterday we took our first day off in a very long time, and rode with my parents to see the 1840’s Village in Hickory, NC.  It was a full-scale recreation of a settler town, complete with blacksmith, shoemaker, saddle-maker, woodwright, etc, with all crafts and tools on display and in Read more…