Pipe Making Course

About The Course

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

pipemaking-2

We’re located in the scenic woods of middle Tennessee, about an hour outside of Nashville, on 125 beautiful acres.

Covered in the tuition is accommodation in our Treehouse Village. 

    • This is a THREE-DAY course, so coming on Thursday evening is recommended, as we begin at 8 am on Friday. You will be one of 2 students.

Important Things To Know

    • 1. Meals and snacks are provided
    •  
    • 2. Lodging is covered
    •  
    • 3. Wear comfy shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting messy
    •  
    • 4. Should you need a ride from/to the BNA airport, just let us know and that can be arranged.  
  •  
  • 5.Tuition: $1200, plus a separate materials charge of $120 payable to Grant Batson
  •  
  • 6. Dates are To Be Determined.  Please submit form if interested.
  •  
  • 6. Location Address:  242 Dry Prong Road, Williamsport, TN  38467

The Reason We Do It

    • This course acts as a fundraiser for the Narrow Gate Foundation. 

    •  
    • To learn more, please visit www.narrowgate.org.

       

    • For more details, call or text 931-623-3539.  

Woodshop Classes Contact Form