I have been ruminating on some angle on making pipes and stuff and I have been researching online a bit. I will perhaps customise estate bowls, with my pyrography poker and dremel tools, a few ideas. all my making plans get hammered, but I will persist. Also I will make briar & fruit bowls for metal pipes available. Puffing on my Parker London briar patch pipe with Royal Albert from EU Rattray's . I hate devils weed ! Make & Pray, by God & Crown, by Duw & Duwi.
Sounds like an ambitious undertaking, Stan. Good luck with it.
I will start off small, and I have no professional ambitions, just whittling some wood for my own pipe bowls. I am not competetive or ambitious anymore, whether one bowl a month, a year , a lifetime...maybe I could design a machine for automatic production on my lathe, and lay back and read, puff & drink & eat & make muzak, but...I never had much success as an engineer, now I am not bothered much, goin' fishin'
Puffing on my rolled University Flake in my Emerald Christmas Peterson. Been busy, need a cut and two drill holes in my first pine wood bowl for my first prototype yellow daffodill triple bowled pipe, using a Mr Brog halfling mouthpiece.Phew! To finish the bowl some sanding , poker work, staining , varnish & done. Not for the purists, but to the pure all things are pure.
Had a pair dark rams horn scales delivered , to carve mouthpieces for all my pipes, I cannot stand plastic in my mouth, probably another pipe dream, been busy with all kinds of S***, xXx , Thank God for his gifts...
Mixing barrels of tobacco in my tiny Prince metal barrels, now some unknown golden virginia mix, with Warriors plug...
G'morn folks, I added a Mr Brog churchwarden/ hobbit mouthpiece to my Missouri Meerschaum " King Cob" , with the help of some sticky tape to make it fit tightly. Have a happy weekend halflings, the pipe can be held in the mouth, bye for now.