Just to bore you, a little history regarding my pipe past and present.
While on a business trip to Lexington, KY, I stopped at the Tinder Box and was immediately enthralled by the pipe collection displayed. I had originally gone in to get a couple of cigars. There I purchased my first pipe; a Comoy’s which I have to this day. After that I became acquainted with Mr. Ed from Ed’s Pipe shop in Nashville. He introduced me to Dunhill pipes, new and estate. I was hooked as a collector and pipe smoker. Along the way Edsel James was also instrumental in my passion for pipes.
My excursion into pipe making came when I
attended the course in Chicago, taught by Lee
von Erck. Immediately I was hooked and wanted to tap, hopefully, the
creative persona within. Following the course I studied with Tim West
and then followed up with an extended visit with Lee von Erck.
There is something new with every piece of
briar and I will constantly endeavor to create something new with clean
aesthetics and offer the collector, quite simply, a pleasurable and
I would be remiss not mentioning the help received from Todd Johnson. Simply put, he is a great teacher and more than willing to share in the process.
FYI: The Latin translation for VEPRES TUBULI FUMANTIBUS is BRIAR PIPES FOR SMOKING