View Full Version : My First Pipe (Honduras Rosewood)

03-29-2013, 22:52
Hey guys I am just going to post a Picture of my first pipe I have made...
the whole thing is just one solid piece of honduras rosewood carved out with the holes drilled and then sanded down. As a beginner in pipe making I was just curious as to what some of the draw backs may be to making a pipe in this fashion. I know the majority of pipes I have seen are multiple parts put together with the stem being made out of Vulcanite or some other material. Thanks much!

p.s any insight on pipe making is really appreciated and I thank you very much. I am going to be crafting using new woods this summer so I am just preparing right now.


ozark southpaw
03-30-2013, 02:33
Looks like a nicely done piece but the glare makes it hard to see. The main drawback to a wooden stem is that they can get soft and soggy from saliva.
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03-30-2013, 02:53
Aye that makes sense and is probably why I do not see to many pipes with wooden stems. Thanks for the input. I will try to get a better picture up.

03-30-2013, 04:33

Still not that great of a picture because it was taken on my mac. But hopefully it gives you a better idea of what the Stem is like. It had a pretty grain on it though.

03-30-2013, 04:37
It came from this block of wood.

03-30-2013, 05:34
This is the pipe before all the edges were cleaned up sanded down... Afterwards I put a coat of Olive Oil on it to darken it and bring out the grain. Which is what you can see above.

ozark southpaw
03-30-2013, 18:15
I've always liked the color and grain of the Rosewood pipes. I like to make pipes from alternative woods. Made a couple from Mulberry,one of Persimmon,working on a Spalted Hackberry-which may not be safe to smoke and have some Honey Locust I want to try.

03-30-2013, 22:06
Great job, just think each time you will be learning more and making some awesome looking pipes. Have fun.!!