Monthly Archives: April 2009

>Top o’ the mornin’ to you

> Good morning to everyone! Top o’ the mornin’, even. This week in San Diego has been like summertime. We’ve had temperatures in the mid-80′s, lovely breezes, fun surf–essentially we’ve had far too many distractions presenting themselves to those who … Continue reading

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>What’s in packaging?

> For some time now I have been looking for a way to better present my pipes to my customers. It is common and expected in the pipe world to package one’s pipes in leather pouches, but this never seemed … Continue reading

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>As Promised–the J. Alan Surf Board

> Here are some photos of the J. Alan board.  As I said, I shaped and glassed the whole board in my workshop–shutting down production for too long for a side project.  But, doing side projects helps to recharge my … Continue reading

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>Other Projects

> What do pipemakers do in their spare time? I can’t speak for others, but I know that for me, when my hobby became my vocation, I needed a new hobby. My wife would be the first to roll her … Continue reading

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>Pair of Fish

> One of my more popular shapes of late has been the blowfish. It is with great pride that I make this now-classic shape popularized by Lars Ivarsson and Jess Chonowitsch. Their mastery of this artform flows gracefully through the … Continue reading

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