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News from the workbench...

Season's break behind me, I am back at the workshop carving away and you can check me new pipe additions here or on my site. This time of the year business is usually bit slow due to the fact that most pipe smokers slow down a bit during the winter months and things should pick up again as warmer weather approaches.

Down under we had great summer this year and I enjoyed my pipes outdoors for most evenings. I'll be going away for few weeks in our old trusty caravan to do bit of fishing and relaxing while it's still warm, so if you see any pipe you might want to buy, if you let me know straight away, I should be able to dispatch it before we leave...




Boticelli "Extra"
Freehand with a twist...
Let's twist again !!!

Last "Spiral" sold very fast and I had people calling and asking for some more, so I did carve "Boticelli". Very nice straight pipe with bit of a Classic look. It is finished in attractive Walnut stain and complimented with hand cut Acrylic stem in black with thin red line running trough it. It compliments the bowl rather nicely and the finished pipe has classy look about it.

The stem features white Delryn tenon for smooth fit and the bowl is coated with my Pumice/Charcoal formula for extra protection and ease of break-in...

All in all, wery nice "Signature" Extra pipe...




Pepper "Extra"
Large Freehand, nice grain, hand cut stem...
Fluid Briar...

I alway enjoy carving flowing shapes and "Pepper" was no exception.

Carved from large block of Plateaux the lines are smooth and curvy with nice air about them. The grain is spread evenly around the bowl and the pipe is finished in Walnut stain. The stem is hand cut from high quality German Ebonite and the bowl is coated with my Pumice/Charcoal formula.

Very nice pipe to appeal to wide range of pipe smokers...




Argona
Simply stunning and affordable...
Bugger !!!

Well that's exactly what my wife said when I told her I will not be getting away from number of small sand pits which popped up during the final sanding stage.

The pipe is simply stunning to be sandblasted or carved so I left it smooth and I think you will agree that it was the right thing to do. The grain is even around the bowl and what a grain it is, just have a close look. And it looks even better in person.

When I first inspected the block of Italian Plateaux I was certain this will be high end "Signature" pipe, so you can imagine my disappointment when I came across the pits :-(
But I did finished the pipe and am happy with it. It's finished in Orange over Walnut and the Acrylic stem is fitted with New Zealand Greenstone band for over whole visual balance.

I did reduced the price accordingly and I hope someone will enjoy the pipe as it is...





Hodula's & Kloucek's...

There are couple of Klocek's pipes and plenty of Hodula's still available and all the people who purchased one in the past are very happy with them.

They are good pipes for the money and I can higly recommend them. So have a look and see if any will speak to you...


Smoke in peace.

Jan Zeman
Pipe Maker


Past Newsletters
News from the workbench...
Special offerings...
Season's Greetings !!!
Introducing Jan Kloucek
Been fishing...
Season's Greetings...
New Hodula's
New Pipes
New stems...
New DVD
Briar...does it breathe
What's your view...