Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

A sampling of the more successful early attempts at crafting pipes from scratch. These are mostly the result of fortuitous, and mostly unguided, trial and error. The Dunning-Kruger Effect is real, folks.

Runt came into being as the result of a shop accident when an olive wood block exploded on the lathe I was able to salvage into a mini with a 3/4″x1″ bowl.

Gnarly is my first real success story on lathe turned pipes. It had some beautiful plateau I was determined to try and preserve. It was also my first go at contrast staining. It measures 5″ long with a 0.75″ x 1.5″ bowl and weighs 1.4oz.

Yeoman is Gnarly’s block twin, both being carved from the same original piece of Grecian briar that I split into two. It is 4.5″ long with a 0.75″ x 1.4″ bowl and weighs an incredibly light 1.2oz.

Blue Dawg is my first take on the classic Bull Dog shape, but with a wider/thicker than typical bowl. It is 4.75″ long, 2″ wide with a 0.8″ x 1.25″ bowl.

The Two-Hour Tower is a looming whopper of a Poker with a pony shot sized 0.8″ x 2.1″ bowl measuring 6.25″ long.

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