BTW, I've added a new section to the site called Pipe Making, and will include the more involved essays and photo essays there instead of here on the blog.
I'm very excited to be at the start of my Spring Break from my university work, and plan to spend a good deal of it here in the shop in hopes of making significant progress toward pipes for the Chicago pipe show as well as replenishing my website offerings.
On the bench now are six layed out stummels, one somewhat traditional Opus 2 bulldog, two more Danish influenced Opus 2 Bulldogs, and three of my Opus 1 PokerBash shapes. Three representatives appear here. I will all be using the drill first, partially turned on the lathe method and hope to chronicle this method for the new pipe making section. These look promising so far, but one never knows at this stage--stay tuned!