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For those interested in pipe making, Pimo's Guide to Pipe Crafting at Home is a must-have. It's suitable for the novice, with its history of pipe making and informative discussion of the form and function of individual pipes, while experienced smokers can feel free to dive into their first project using the diagrams and detailed, concise instructions contained within. Each step is laid out in easy-to-understand detail, from choosing materials to the variances between briar and meerschaum, to ensure you have everything you need at your fingertips.

pimo's guide to pipe crafting at home free pdf

Pipe kits generally come in variations of three basic styles intended for bent pipes, straight pipes, or freehand pipes. Several pipe makers also offer custom kits. Kits are available with two different pre-fit stem mounting styles (flush or military mount), and using either ebauchon or plateaux cut briar blocks.

Plateaux Briar, as the name suggests, is the top part of the burl. It has a rough pebble top that can be left on for a freehand look or sanded smooth for a traditional appearance. Plateaux comes in different shapes and sizes. The custom pipe kit makers will do the best they can to match your design to the proper block. Plateaux grain tends to run straight or angled. These blocks will generally yield flame grains or an occasional straight grain. They contain generally less flaws than ebauchon, though you don't know what a block will yield until you get into it.

By Neil Archer Roan. From the publisher, "Know the man? Of course, we're all online and read his blog A Passion For Pipes with enthusiasm. He has become the gold standard for our collecting pastime for visionary thought and expression through word and camera. For some time, there's been great interest for Roan to release something in print. The wait is over. In connection with the 2014 Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show (May 2-4) of his collection of Comoy Blue Riband briars, Roan has prepared an extensive companion guidebook and first-ever complete history of one of the most talked-about brands including an extensive shape, dating, and name listing. Few contemporary pipe-books embody this level of sophisticated research required to tell such a story. Much the same can be said of the photography and complementary graphic design of the book- brilliant!- visually and in concept. Oh! were there time enough for Roan to apply himself to tell the stories of all of our favorite old-time makes. Beautifully composed, it is also artistically constructed of the finest printing materials. From heavy-coated stock for its 168 pages to hardcover binding and dust-jacket, the finished product is as much a pleasure to the hand as it is to the eye. This is a limited-edition release of 500 impressions. If you were unable to visit the Chicago exhibition now is a choice time to secure a copy by mail for your library." Available from Briar Books Press

Not a "how to" book, but a lifestyle guide. As a cautionary note, I will warn the easily-offended and politically-correct person, that this little book throws punches, though I believe all of them are above the belt. I hope you find my views amusing and thought provoking and that you enjoy reading my words as much as I enjoyed struggling to cobble them together professional-like. This book is unlike anything the pipeman has seen written about his treasured passion of the pipe, tobacco, and how he is to get on with it. For the beginner and knowledgeable alike. With a foreword by Marty Pulvers". Available from Briar Books Press

"My how times have changed! That's inflation for you. No longer sixpence, but then who other than Briar Books Press discovers such unusual, worthwhile, and most importantly, such entertaining literature for the pipe-smoking man. Hidden for over a century, this delightful gem is a look into our collective past for all the reasons smoking is such good medicine for the soul. Historical yet in many ways contemporary, Pipes and Tobacco is the smoking man's guide to everything which is important to him. Author Cundall spins an entertaining read for the Englishman on so many of the topics of interest to him at the turn of the last century. From tobacco as a luxury and aid to meditation, to social smoking and as a medicinal aid, to soldiers and smoking, to poetry, to juvenile and royal smokers and smoking in parlaiment, to smokiana and the Brotherhood of Smokedom, Cundall covers the subject concisely yet comprehensively. Peppered with quaint tobacco and briar-pipe advertisements, Pipes and Tobacco includes a never-before-divulged statement attesting to the origin of J. M. Barrie's secret Arcadia mixture as written in his 1890's novel My Lady Nicotine. A delightful and informative read that will leave you wanting for more." Available from Briar Books Press

112 pages, 190 illustrations, Paperback. Many North American pipe makers can attribute their start to this book and pipe making supplies and tools from Pimo Pipe Craft. Pimo was recently merged with Vermont Freehand, and Pipe-Crafting at home is available through Vermont Freehand

The Dunhill Briar Pipe - 'the patent years and after' by John C. Loring: The first published book devoted to the Dunhill pipe. It is alternatively a dating guide, a history of the Dunhill pipe and a study of the Dunhill pipe generally. Publication date: June 1998. Price: US$30 including worldwide shipping. Available from the author's son at: Michael D. Loring. Voice: (773) 935 - 3492, 700 West Irving Park, Suite A-1, Chicago, Illinois 60613. Email, website

From the publisher: "The History of the Calabash Pipe is a fascinating story of one of the least understood pipes that ever graced the pipe racks of tobacco smokers. Author Gary B. Schrier uncovers the origins of the eccentric-gourd pipe made famous by Edwardian-era British pipe manufactories and the Sherlock Holmes character. With this second edition, every aspect of this absolute pipeman's requisite is covered in-depth, including the discovery, gourd agriculture, design evolution, materials, manufacture--past and present, commercial-trade channels, the makers, brand identification with an expanded English-hallmark guide, insight into the Sherlock Holmes connexion along with a colorful pastiche, the photographic profiles of three pipe collections from well-know figures in the hobby, famous admirers, a section of questions and answers, along with a scholarly index--a must-read for every pipe collector and smoker ane a long-awaited update to the knowledge base of Pipedom." Available from Briar Books Press

THE CUSTOM-BILT PIPE STORY, by William E. Unger, Jr., Ph.D Available from NASPCr (order from). 263 pages, plastic spiral bound, 87 illustrations: pipe photographs and reproductions of rare ads and catalogs. Chapter One: The Companies; Chapter Two: The People; Chapter Three: The Pipes; A carefully researched history of these increasingly collectible pipes, from their beginning, with Tracy Mincer in 1929, to their last manufacture in 1998. A guide to the names and distinguishing features of the many different variations. Reviews by Richard Esserman, and Tony Soderman.

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