Briar Pipe From Pipe Making Seminar

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Project by Rockindokken posted 02-16-2014 03:28 AM 1238 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had the honor of attending the pipe making seminar at the Chicago Pipe Show in ‘13. I got to learn the basic techniques to shaping and finishing a briar pipe from some really awesome guys.

I got to do a sandblasted finish, and I think it came out really great. One guy in class even offered to buy it from me, but I couldn’t give up my first ever pipe. I think I’m going to do the seminar again. It was a great learning experience, and I got to meet several of the greatest American Pipe Makers.

It’s a neat pipe, and I have yet to smoke it. I don’t know that I can bear to put fire to it. It just sits in my antique china cabinet, in all it’s glory. :)

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#1 posted 02-16-2014 04:58 AM

Nice work Rockindokken.

You might be interested in the “Tobacco Pipe Swap 2014”
here’s the link:

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 06:45 AM

Nice looking pipe

-- Vince

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 02:06 PM

Nice pipe. My dad smoked a pipe so I’m thinking about participating in the swap.
Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 07:46 PM

Lovely pipe! They are very expensive here for a good one. Where did you get the end mouth piece? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 02-16-2014 08:35 PM

Thanks for all the compliments guys. The mouth piece was already installed on it when I got the pipe blank. They come as kits from several pipe part suppliers. You can get a chunk of briar with the smoke chamber, tenon, and mouthpiece cut and fitted. It’s good for a beginner, no need to try to drill the chamber and draft hole perfect, it’s already done.

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