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The Easy Transformation of the Briar Block’s Skin from Wood to something Extraordinary

Its nice to know that if a pipe maker ever becomes flustered with difficult thoughts related to what type of shape they should make next, they can always breath at least a small sigh of relief knowing that we also have the pipe...
by David M.
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Don’t Smoke Aromatics? Think Again!

    I found my way to the joy of pipe tobacco after many years as a self described cigar aficionado. Rather than starting out as many new pipe smokers do in the world of aromatics, it was a natural progression for me ...
by Chris Garlasco
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Chicago 2012 – Show Report

What an absolutely incredible experience my first Chicago show was and what an absolutely overwhelming experience it was as well. With all the incredible, fun and pleasant experiences I had, side by side with each of them were ...
by David M.
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What is the Best Pricing Strategy for New Pipe-makers to use?

New pipe-makers just entering the business, have to make a living. They work long and hard hours at their craft and for the hours worked, they need to be compensated. If they are however new to the business, how should they app...
by David M.
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Cornelius Manz – Focusing on his own Voice

Is there a pipe-maker having more fun today than Cornelius Manz? (also spelled Maenz) How can he not be having fun? His pipes are sold out within a few hours of being posted. His re-orders from retailers are occurring at a non-...
by David M.
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Are you a Tobacco Customer or a Hoarder? Who Decides?

Much has been said of late concerning the “hoarding” of popular, hard to come by, brands of tobacco. It seems to have come to somewhat of a crescendo with the significant price increase of Samual Gawith bulk tobacco by some...
by Chris Garlasco
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English Hate -vs- Aromatic Love

Reactions to pipe smoking in public are always fun and rather unique outpourings of expression. There are two specific types of reactions however that are fairly consistent. These are # 1 – The expressed disgust  the non...
by David M.
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Liskey & Turner, Two Paths to the Same Dream

  If you have had the opportunity to attend a pipe show here in North America over the past couple of years, it would be hard not to notice the classical revival of young, enthusiastic new pipe makers that are making their...
by Chris Garlasco
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Who is Maigurs Knets?…and why does he focus on exquisite Minutia?

                                              ENJOY SOME MORE FANTASTIC PIPE PICS & MORE PIPE COMMENTARY. B...
by David M.
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From Russia with Smoke. St. Petersburg Pipe Show 2011 – Picture Report

The Russian pipe community is going strong, both in their incredible surge of new and exciting carvers, as well as within their pipe smoking & pipe collecting community. Russia is a country that has always been in many ways...
by David M.
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West Coast Pipe Show, Las Vegas 2011 – Picture Report

Sorry about the delay in getting this up here everyone. It was much more work than I anticipated, mainly because when you are in Las Vegas and living ‘Las Vegas’ hours, well…you can imagine. To give you a roug...
by David M.
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Adam Davidson

Adam Davidson – Student or Master of Yin & Yang?

We are now at the end. This is the last of the 3 interviews done in honor of the West Coast Pipe Show happening in Las Vegas this coming weekend. All of the 3 interviews and the work connected to them started more than 4 months...
by David M.
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