Monday, November 30, 2009

The Craftsman Pipe Cabinet

Holds 7 pipes and is decorated with a design inspired by Arts and Crafts tile designs from the early 2oth century. This rack is finished in a distressed black w/ brick red, moss green and ochre accents. It has a generous drop front storage compartment on the bottom and two smaller drawers to stash your stuff. -M

$350 (Available)

Khepera Pipe Rack

Here's a beautiful rack that Mark made a while back and I can't understand why he still has it. It's great! -T

Khepera, the beetle, pushes the sun towards the horizon at the closing of the day. I have adorned this cabinet with a design featuring the mythical insect and as the sun sets you may want to reach for your pipe and favorite tobacco. -M

Holds 14 pipes /w a generous drop front storage compartment underneath.
$375  (Sold)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

No Pipe Racking Today

Mark may be working on pipe racks- he has a great, huge shop, but I do a good deal of my work outdoors and today is a typical drizzly, chilly day. So, it's painting for me. Normally this works fine, but I have several orders that I need to be working on. I guess they will have to wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow's forecast is cloudy w/ a 20% chance of rain and a high in the upper 50's. That's 80% chance of no rain, so I'll keep my fingers crossed. T

McCarty Farm Redux ....Redux

This is a reworking of a pipe cabinet I made some time ago. It's a little larger and has a couple of features the original lacked. One of the new features is the ability to remove the pipe rack section and use it as a table top rack. More photos are available. Let me know and I'll email them to you. -T

Holds 7 pipes w/ 2 storage shelves for tobacco and what-not.
$250 (Sold)

Friday, November 27, 2009


It's the day after Thanksgiving and I have been over-indulging in leftover turkey and dressing and pie ... ok pies. I'm restuffed. This seems like a fitting time to relist a Two Cousins leftover. Here's a little 6 pipe "Victorian" rack. -T

Victorian 6 Pipe Rack
$95 (Available)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


What a great holiday! Family and friends, food and wine! It's my favorite. Starting w/ the Macy's Parade and ending w/ a pipe and a glass of scotch. I hope everyone out there has a great day! And thanks to those of you who purchased a pipe rack this year. I hope you are enjoying them. you made this a good year for the cousins. Thanks! -T 

Monday, November 23, 2009

Just in Time for Black Friday.

Here's a 12 pipe rack that I just finished. I will be posting other available racks in the next few days. We still have a little time to accept custom orders for the holidays, but we are getting backed up. We would hate to turn orders away, but there's only so much time in a day... -T

12 pipe rack w/ drop front storage below.
$195 (Sold) 

Friday, November 20, 2009

Those Cotton Fields Back Home

Moving to another part of the world comes up from time to time. Years ago, my wife and I thought of moving to New Mexico. In the end we chickened out. We had no money and the thought of being jobless and broke in a new and strange locale was just too scary. Over the years we've continued to dream of "the perfect place". Now as the years rush by, I can't imagine leaving the Memphis area. So many memories are here. Both our families have come from this area for at least our living memory. And I guess I have to admit I love it here. I'm not sure I could be me anywhere else. I can't understand artists who move to New York or Berlin. What would I paint in Berlin? Cotton fields probably. I guess it's taken me years to learn what Dorothy learned in one short adventure- it's all right here in your own backyard. -T 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

He's Back!

I just heard the news. Neill Roan has restarted his A Passion for Pipes blog. I know a lot of people have missed Neill's thoughtful articles for several months now. I certainly have and I am very happy to once again be able to add this to my morning ritual of coffee and computer time. Not only is this good for the Pipe World, but I think, for the Universe in general. -T 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Oh Boy!

Mark bought a new table saw a while back and I have been jealous, green w/ envy and covetous ever since. Well, I finally forked over the dough (thanks to several customers!) and bought one. I can't believe the difference it makes. What an improvement over the 12 yr old piece of crap I was using. It's like they aren't even the same breed of tool. I don't know that the pipe racks will be any better, but I can sure make them faster and w/ greater ease. -T