Todays work consists of special orders, all are sold. Taking a break from Christmas pipes I made these for various customers:
The first two are copies of UB 314, a design I came up with last week. I made a direct copy for one customer and a smaller version for Weston Tompkins. I m thinking about keeping both for use as new catalog shapes. I have a partially shaped full size version comming soon.
UB 314 regular size Pristine , Size 6
UB 314 , Size 4, Cabernet
The next pipe is part of a freehand series I m doing for Doc Elder.I believe this is #3.
A Feather weight, Pristine, one star.
I recently had a call for an ASP 2001 pipe from Antti, our correspondent in Finland. He ordered a blast but it came out a smooth and he decided to go with it.
Size 4 Cabernet
Another repeat pipe was a downsized Poker hawk, that Greg and I have been working on, made for Chuck Anderson, a grad student at U Penn. I didn t get enough hawk in the shank while downsizing the proportions but it still turned out well. Again a blast was ordered but the wood was too good and it turned out a:
Cabernet , Size 4 , one star
The next pipe is another repeat shape . A Canadian Cutty, for Curt in Canada. This one is extraordinary! Almost 4 " briar shank, an English Vulcanite bit. The English bits which haven t been made in over 20 years were IMO the best bits ever made.
Prisinte , Size 6X
I ve made a club pipe for TAPS. They chose my catalog shape #6 Billiard in a Walnut finish. Here s one as a representitive:
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