Saturday, December 22, 2012

Waiting on the Man

 

                                          Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Thanks for making this such a good one.
Tha Cousins

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Orders

Working working working -T


Monday, December 10, 2012

Xmas is Here!


Our racks aren't available at this shop, but you can get them from Smokingpipes!




Friday, December 7, 2012

Chris Askwith Devil Set

Askwith Devil Set is my name for these pipes. Chris made them, but he didn't mention "Devil" except for the small "Devil Anse" pipe. It was the 1st in the set and then I got the idea for a long version. Chris was game to make it and I liked it so much I asked him to make me one with a stacked billiard type bowl. I just got that yesterday and I love it! All 3 are great smokers and lovely pipes. Chris has become a really good pipe maker in a very short time. Check out his website. -T


Friday, November 30, 2012

A Walk in the Woods

Keeping up w/ Holiday orders has been a little crazy, Fortunately a walk in the woods has great restorative powers. Back to work! -T

a pipe makes the walk even better

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

So much to be thankful for. -T

I googled "pipe smoking turkey" to get a picture- I should have realized what I would get, but I'm thankful for this too.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Holiday Pipe Racks

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but we here at Two Cousins have to think ahead. Here are some new Christmas pipe racks heading to Smokingpipes.com. They should be there by the first of next week, just in time for holiday orders.

Christmas colors, but they'll make your pipes look good year round!

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Wedding Table

Mark recently completed a commission from a young couple for a Wedding Table. The wedding was to be held out of doors and the table would be used for the wedding feast. They planned to have all the guests sign the bottom and then use the table for their dining room in their new home. Cool idea and Mark certainly did them justice w/ the table he built. Very nice! -T


Thursday, November 8, 2012

A Funny Thing

We seem to get pipe rack orders in bunches of the same style or size. These are going to 3 different places around the world, but they are similar and ordered within a couple of days of each other. A little odd. -T


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Camping pt. 3 (Bears)

Me and pipe smoking bear

Bear and Mark

Bear and Joe

Camping pt.2

Will it fit?

Mark looking contemplative

Joe staring into space

Me dazed

Annual End of October Camping pt.1

Mark, Joe and I made the pilgrimage to Tishomingo State Park. 2 nights of fun and pipes. This year we were also treated to the Dulcimer Festival in the park. All in all a very good time.

Getting the campsite ready while waiting for Mark and Joe

Wonder why they put the dump station by the outdoor chapel?

Joe and Mark are here!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

3 Small Racks

These are almost finished and ready to go. -T


Sunday, September 23, 2012

Tardis Pipe Cabinet

Mark made this amazing replica of the Tardis time-space travel ... police callbox thing from Dr. Who. He (we) didn't know much about Dr. Who but someone commissioned this and Mark went to work researching and designing. What he came up with is spectacular. Even if you are not a Dr. Who devotee, I think you would find this to be maybe the coolest pipe rack you've ever seen. -T


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New Stuff Soon!

I have several things I want to mention on the blog and will soon. Mark has made some really cool pipe racks recently and I will get those on here asap. In the mean time here is a really innovative bulldog from Gregor Lobnik. It is unfortunately not mine, but is for sale at ScanPipes. Gregor is doing some fantastic work these days. -T


Friday, July 6, 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Painting

Finishing up work for a show next month @ David Lusk Gallery, then it's back to pipe racks. -T


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sorry- No News


I'll be in the studio for the next few weeks, so the blog might seem neglected. Check back- hopefully Mark or I will have something to put on here... -T

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Trip Home

Mark worn out by a weekend of pipe fun

We will!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Chicago Haul

Top left- 2 Vollmer & Nilsson
Bottom left- 3 Wolfgang Becker
Top right- Gregor Lobnik
Bottom Right- Steve Liskey
Of course I went crazy - that's what Chicago is for. -T

Friday, May 11, 2012

Joe's New Pipe

Joe Harrison and his new Rad Davis pipe
Mark and I were fortunate to have his 2 sons-in-law accompany us to the Chicago show. Adam and Joe are both great guys and a real pleasure to travel with. They are funny, witty and a lot of fun. I was a little worried that the show or Mark and I might be too boring for them, but they seemed to have a good time. They say they want to go again. I hope they will. -T

More from Chicago

Gregor Lobnik and Mark

Neill Roan and Mikael Pertot

Scott Stultz sketching

Mark taking care of business ... and a cigar

Morning on the golf course

Scott Stultz, Neill Roan and the amazing box

Monday, May 7, 2012

Back from Chicago

It's very good to be home! We arrived here late yesterday afternoon and we were all dog tired, but it was worth it. Chicago is exhausting, but wonderful, magical and full of a sense of camaraderie that isn't found just anywhere. Here's a few photos. More to follow. -T
The traveling companions - Adam, Joe and Mark

Mark settling into the room

In the smoking tent - Adam, Jon Guss, Neill Roan, Pat, Mark and Joe

Mark and pipe maker John Crosby

Mark and Matt Guss yukin' it up

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tomorrow!!



Chicago Pipe Show. We'll be there tomorrow afternoon! Hope to see you in the smoking tent. -T


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Bigger Darjeeling Cabinet

This was a commission where the customer asked for a larger version of the Darjeeling. He also said he had 4 bent pipes that he wanted to make sure would fit in the rack. Most bents will easily fit in our racks, but this gave me an opportunity to try something different ...so I did. Below is a detail of the bottom row of the cabinet. -T

Friday, April 20, 2012

Wolfgang Becker 2012 Chicago Preview

Our pal Wolfgang was kind enough (after I badgered him) to send us a small sneak preview of some of the pipes he will have with him in Chicago. I can't wait to see them for real. -T