It was late November in 09', nearing Christmas and I found myself without the money to show my friends how much I appreciated them. Pipe smoking had become a common activity next to the wood stoves in my friends attics so I decided to try my hand at making a few tobacco pipes. I purchased some assorted defect pipe stems online, scrounged through the old collection of gigantic drill bits I inherited from my grandfather and locked myself in my Nana's basement workshop for a couple days. Those days yielded some very "interesting" pipes. Some smoked great and others were probably dangerous, by the end of that first batch I learned what woods just weren't supposed to hold an ember and also some cool new shapes that I hadn't yet seen in a pipe before.
Every pipe I make is still from the ground up. Starting with a pad of graph paper, pencil, compass and a ruler. Today there are around 20 people smoking the pipes I've crafted and the new designs and shapes seem to be getting better and better. I hope that one of these pipes will be with you as you enjoy times with loved ones and friends.