Monthly Archives: August 2009

>Sandblasting — Video Episode #3

>Hello folks, Thanks for tuning in to the third episode of the video blog. In this video I’ll talk about sandblasting and demonstrate the process as it is underway. The blasting sections show you just a small section of the … Continue reading

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>Blowfish from Blunders, or The Creation of a Nosewarmer

>Of course we cannot plan for every contingency nor anticipate any and all outside possibilities in anything that we do. One of the requisites of pipemaking is a healthy dose of grace for the natural material with which we work. … Continue reading

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>Video Blog Episode #2 — Stem Cutting Tools

>Well folks, it’s been a few weeks now since the last video blog entry. I have received some very good suggestions for topics to discuss in the video blog entries and this second installment is a direct response to a … Continue reading

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>A Pipemaker’s "Sacrifice"

> I have a friend who is a chef. I enjoy taking a break from the shop every day to cook dinner for our family and have enjoyed exploring the world of fine cuisine at home and about town. So, … Continue reading

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>New Pipe Added

> Hi there folks, This is quite a pair of days–two entries!! :) I wanted to announce to you all that I’ve just added a new pipe to the website. Please link to the website to see the new pipe. … Continue reading

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>Video Entry #1

> The first entry of the J. Alan Pipes video digest. Let me know what you think and be sure to post or contact me with recommendations for future videos!

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>21st Century Pipemaking

>I wonder what pipe collectors in the 60′s and 70′s envisioned the designs of pipes would resemble after the turn of the millennium? Kirsten and Falcon’s removable bowls, corrugated, radiator-lined shanks and convoluted designs were revolutionary designs. They really were. … Continue reading

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