Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Osric w/ Horn by David Enrique

Still thinking of Pipe Dan and Holbek and fortunately there is at least one pipe maker that responds to these designs like I do. David Enrique recently put this pipe up on his website. Unfortunately I was too slow and it had sold before I saw it! It's a wonderful example of a creative pipe maker taking a classic design and making it new and something different and totally cool. I love this pipe/ -T

Osric w/ Horn - Tanshell by David Enrique

Too Cold!

Our northern factory here in Memphis was humming along pretty well for the past few weeks. The turn around time on orders was down to a reasonable 2-3 weeks but the cold has moved in bringing ice w/ it. Looks like it will be a few days before I can get things cranked up again. It's just too cold out there for an old man. -T

The Outdoor Pipe Rack Factory

Monday, February 16, 2015

Pipe Dan Dan Pipe

I love these designs that Holbek and others did for Pipe Dan ...or is it Dan Pipe? Whichever- I like them a lot and I'm surprised that more folks in the pipe community don't seem to care for them. They are so elegant, clean and modern but also seem to have something working class about them. Maybe I'm romanticizing. -T

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hey! I'm Back.

Here's a couple of recent variations made for customers. I like the way they turned out. -T

The San Fran '35 w/ extra storage

The McCarty Farm in grey

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Chris Asteriou!

Back in the Spring at the Chicago Pipe Show I asked Chris to make a couple of pipes for me. One was a panel billiard like one I had seen him post on Facebook. It was a very elegant pipe that looked like it should have belonged to some minor royal figure in a 1930's movie.

The second pipe I requested was a copy of a 1930's Comoy that Chris owns. It's a smallish billiard with a good size bowl.

To cut to the chase- they have arrived and all I can say is WOW! Chris is an amazing pipe maker. Incredible skill and attention to every detail. The only problem with these pipes is that they are too good for the likes of me! -T


I'm a little shocked at how long it's been since I posted anything here. I suppose I've been busy and verbiage doesn't come easy for me so even a couple of lines is major work and requires more thought than I am comfortable with. But I will try to do better. -T