How to Make a Pipe - Building Plans
These easy plans show you how to make a pipe in your workshop.
Stop dreaming of that pipe
you would like to own. With
a little skill and know-how
you can make one yourself.
Briar root has been used for
centuries in the art of pipe
making because of its durability,
close texture, burled grain and
beauty; its ability to withstand
years of hard use and hold a
natural polish. The best briarwood
is found along the Mediterranean
coastal areas, Algeria,
Greece, Sicily and Italy. The
roots are used for pipe bowls and
it takes anywhere from 100 to 175
years growth for the root to develop
into a large enough piece
from which small blocks can be
After the roots have been
dug, dried and cut, they are
sorted into sizes and grades. It
always pays to select the best
grade for a really good pipe.
To start your pipe, before
chucking the block in the lathe,
sand the bottom and back square...
Make Your Own Pipes
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