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Posts tagged with ‘pipe making’

  • Jun042013
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    Handmade vs. Factory Smoking Pipes: Which is For You?

    I suppose this can’t really be called an “age-old debate,” but as pipes take on a new generation of smokers, many are asking the same questions: what’s the difference between a handmade smoking pipe and a factory made smoking pipe? Will a factory made pipe smoke well? Which one should I buy? In the interest of setting the record straight, we have decided to put forth a write-up…

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  • May122013
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    Pipe Maker: Wayne Teipen

    Perhaps up until now only the most involved pipe enthusiasts will have been familiar with the name Wayne Teipen, but as any patron of the arts knows, great talent has a way of being outed sooner or later. Wayne Teipen began making pipes in 2008, after two years of smoking and collecting. If nothing else, one can say that Wayne is a methodical man, and his…

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  • Apr282013

    Father the Flame: A Smoking Pipe Documentary

    Director Chad Terpstra and Producer/Co-director Rush are putting together a marvelous documentary for our beloved pastime, and giving the once humble smoking pipe a dash of limelight it deserves. I say “once humble” because the vision, skill and dedication of pipe makers like Jeff Burt-Gracik, and briar cutters like Mimmo Romeo (both featured in the trailer)…

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  • Apr212013
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    Making Your Own Smoking Pipe

    Making your own pipe is not an easy task, especially if you want the result to be more than just a block of wood with a couple of holes in it. However, if you possess some patience, and practice some determination, you may be surprised at just how capable you are of producing your own practical smoking instrument. The making of a pipe is the most fulfilling activity that I take the…

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