Monday, February 5, 2018

Obsolete Skills: Making & Repairing Briar Pipes

There was a time when it seemed that every handyman smoked a pipe.  There's a lot of ritual and lore in this activity, including the use of special tools.  Above, an ad from Scientific American back in the day.  

It was also assumed that many pipe smokers had access to a metal lathe and could repair or even make their own pipe.  Click here for a four-page article on how to do so.

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