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 1, 2011

On the bench

The 2 pipes in the front are close to completion. Bowls are coated and sanding finished, just waiting for the logo and final polish. The reddish one is a canadian pot with cumberland stem. The chocolate one in front is a longshanked egg with white acrylic inlay in a saddle type cumberland stem. On the stand in the back are 2 waiting to be called pipes. Rough shaping is done and now it's time for tweaking. The one on the left is hoping to become an author and the one on the right an apple. Only time will tell! The wood of the author is perfect flamegrain up the sides and nice birdseye on the bottom and rim, with no blemishes. The apple have stunning tight grain, but unfortunately a pinprick blemish on the shank reared its ugly head. Hopefully I'll be able to get rid of that and end up with a smooth contrast-stained pipe.