Welcome to my world of pipes. On these pages you will see some of what goes on in my workshop. A bit of work-in-progress, mess-ups (they do happen!) and also some other pipe-related posts.
I love talking about and discussing pipes, so feel free to contact me at charl.chillfactor@gmail.com.
Should you wish to have a look at my pipes, please drop in at my website (http://goussardpipes.com/).

April 22, 2009


Stummel: briar (stained)
Height of bowl: 50mm
Depth of tobacco hole: 44mm
Bowl size: 22mm
Length of pipe: 148mm
Stem material: vulcanite
Weight: 36g
Price: SOLD
I am quite happy with this pipe. The only part done on the lathe was the tenon of the stem, the rest was all done by hand. Because of a couple of small flaws on the outside of the bowl, I originally thought I would rusticate. But then after staining and seeing the grain on the front of the bowl, it seemed like a waste. Lovely pipe and one of my favourite shapes.

April 5, 2009


Stummel: wild olive
Height of bowl: 52mm
Depth of tobacco hole: 47mm
Bowl size: 22mm
Length of pipe: 119mm
Stem material: vulcanite
Price: R1,000

This little dumpy with oval shaped bowl is a pleasure to hold. The heartwood on the back and front of the bowl is stunning. Drop me a mail if you would like to see more photos.


Stummel: wild olive
Stem: vulcanite
Price: N/A
Stunning, stunning grain on this one! I managed to orientate the grain just right for this Cherrywood. Very lucky if you consider the amount of useless wood you get from this type of wild olive. Given as a present to a pipesmoker-in-the-making friend of mine!


Stummel: guava (rusticated and stained)
Height of bowl: 54mm
Depth of tobacco hole: 33mm
Bowl size: 23mm
Length of pipe: 155mm
Stem material: vulcanite
Price: R1000
This pipe has been reserved for quite a while. The prospective buyer decided on another pipe, so now it's up for sale again. A nice flowing shape to have in your collection.