I was born and raised in the great state of Texas and I carved my first pipe back in 2017 from a tree branch that resembled a pipe. I was able to drill the holes and put a premade vulcanite stem on it and to my surprise it worked! I really got into pipe making in the summer of 2019 when I found Vermont Freehand’s book, PIMO’s Guide to Pipe Crafting at Home and discovered Kraig Sederquist’s pipe making tutorials on YouTube and was able to learn much from these mentors.
I love working with wood and being able to make something beautiful out of what used to be a simple piece of wood that someone can truly enjoy. Each pipe is carved here in Texas with painstaking effort to give the best quality smoking experience using high-end Italian briar, mostly Mimmo, and on occasion Morta(bog oak) or olive wood. All pipes have a hand-cut German ebonite or acrylic stem with a delrin tenon.
Along with pipe making I enjoy the outdoors, hunting and reading. I am a big Tolkien fan so you will notice I like to name my pipes after places or things from the world of Middle Earth and some pipes I make are inspired from it. I make a variety of pipe shapes ranging from traditional to freehand to shapes that are traditional but with a little freehand twist on it to make a classic pipe that has a little more character.