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Few things trigger the nostalgic memory of Grandpa, like the aroma of pipe tobacco in the air. And, just like Grandpa, the hand-carving of tobacco pipes has been around for a very long time.
Whether you’re a lover of classics or the avant-garde, left-brained or right, pipe-making has it all. You will have the opportunity to work with raw materials, such as briar, vulcanized rubber, bamboo, brass, copper, horn, and a host of other materials. You’ll be introduced to “grinder-carving,” metal lathes, free-hand shaping, sandblasting and contrast finishing, for a sampling.
From artistic design, to interesting processes and tool-efficiencies, you’ll learn a myriad of skills you are unlikely to have seen before, as well as understand the internal engineering that distinguishes a “good pipe” from a “bad.” There exists no other pipe-making class like this, from which you’ll walk away with pipes of your very own, as well as the skills to make many more.
*Photos are not an exact representation of the items built in this class