In the summer of 2020, in the middle of the pandemic, my stepson and his girlfriend came to stay with us for a couple of weeks. While with us, I taught him how to use the lathe and hand tools to make the following tobacco pipe. I had some Algerian briar waiting just for this project. As you can see below, the burl is beautiful. The stem is not acrylic, as I didn’t have any, so we made it out of a black plywood pen blank that I also had on hand.
On the whole, it turned out to be a remarkable piece that smokes smooth and clean.