I have been hoping, planning, and scheming for two years now and I think it's going to work! If all goes well I'll be at the Chicago Pipe Show in three weeks! By all reports this show is life changing for aspiring pipe makers, and after tasting the much smaller show in St. Louis (where I learned an amazing amount and had a blast) I simply have to do this huge show in Chicago where so many of my heroes, mentors, and fellow pipe enthusiasts will be.
My day job makes the timing of this very difficult in that it's the weekend before finals. I'm hoping to make the tail end of the Friday Pre-Show, but that's optimistic. I'm also hoping to bum a little table real estate for the main show off a fellow pipe maker. When I know for sure I'll post where to look for me. I'm on track to have about 5 pipes ready as well as a few that didn't make the cut to smoke myself. Not many, but it's a start.