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  1. bigvan

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    In another post I mentioned a few pipe makers that I liked and someone asked if I knew of any more. Well, here's a listing of makers of pipes that I own and can recommend.

    Adam Remington – Tucson, AZ (relocating soon to Nashville, TN)
    http://www.remingtonpipes.com

    Andrew Marks – Cornwall, VT
    http://www.andrewmarkspipemaker.com

    Andy Petersen – Davenport, IA
    http://www.quadcitypipes.com

    Dr. Bob Keyes – Vermont
    http://www.drbobpipes.com

    Bob Oakley – Erie, PA
    http://www.boboakleypipes.com

    Bob Swanson – Fort Lauderdale, FL
    http://www.perrywhitepipes.com

    Brad Pohlman – Jacksonville, OR
    http://www.pohlmannpipes.com

    Brian Ruthenberg – Ft. Gratiot, MI
    http://www.briarart.com

    Bruce Weaver – Nashville, TN
    http://www.baweaverpipes.com

    Charles Cole – Thayne, WY
    http://www.colepipes.com

    Elliot Nachwalter – Arlington, VT
    http://www.pipestudio.com

    Eric Heberling – Phoenix, AZ
    http://www.ejhpipes.com

    Grant Batson – Nashville, TN
    http://www.gbatsonpipes.com

    Jack Howell – Pittsburgh, PA
    http://www. jwh.fastmail.fm

    Jeff Gracik – San Diego, CA
    http://www.jalanpipes.com

    Jody Davis – Yuma, AZ
    http://www.jodydavispipes.com

    John Crosby – Indianapolis, IN
    http://www.crosbypipes.com

    Larry Roush – Toledo, OH
    http://www.roushpipes.com

    Paul Hubbart – Cornwall, England (ex pat American)
    http://www.larryssonpipes.com

    Mark Tinsky – Wolf Creek, MT
    http://www.amsmoke.com

    Michael Parks - Bowmanville, Ontario
    http://www.parkspipes.com

    Joe Nelson - Fond du Lac, WI
    http://www.oldnelliepipes.com

    Rad Davis – Foley, AL
    http://www.raddavispipes.com

    Roswitha Anderson – Columbus, OH
    http://www.pipesandpleasures.com

    Russ Cook – central MI
    http://www.pipesbyrusscook.com

    Scott Thile – Murray, KY
    http://www.sethilepipes.com

    Simeon Turner – Denver, CO
    http://www.turnerpipes.com

    Stephen Downie - Surrey, British Columbia
    http://www.downiepipes.com

    Thomas James – Pittsburgh, PA
    http://www.thomasjamespipes.com

    Todd Johnson – Nashville, TN
    http://www.todd-m-johnson.com

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    Here is a Pipe Maker I will add to the list, Tim George of Waxahachie, Texas. He made this great little nosewarmer for me and I really like it! Here is the link to his website trg handcrafted pipes

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    Todd Bannard, aka Sasquatch
    Carstairs, AB
    briarsweatandtears.com

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    +1 to the TRG! Great list, bigvan!

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    Wow, I never knew there were so many American guys making pipes. Guess I will have to start looking at adding some to the collection. Thanks for the list Bigvan.

    Harris
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    any american owners------Pictures please

    of the pipes / not you

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  7. bigvan

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    I think I've taken photos of most of the pipes from the carvers I listed. See my previous posts (I don't want to burn up Kevin's valuable web space by double posting photos).

    JPBerg, I've never seen any of Sasquatch's pipes in person but have heard quite a bit of buzz about him on the net. What's that bluish ferrule made from? I like it.

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    Lee Von Erck in Michigan makes some amazing pipes as well. I have one he made back in 98 that is an amazing piece of brair.

    Mike
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Great thread. This one is getting saved in bookmarks.

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    My 1999 Lee Von Erck sitter

    He's from the Michigan Yooper Land. Von Erck

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    Thanks for the list. These guys produce some beautiful work.

    A smart man learns from the mistakes of others.
    A wise man learns from his own.
    ---Anonymous
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    Paul Bonacquisti, Rolando Negoita, Tim Hynick, Colin Rigsby, Robbie Cippola, Premel Chheda, Tim West, Michael Lindner are just a few more that are excellent U.S. pipe makers that do some beautiful work. It would be quite a collection to have a pipe made by every known pipe maker for sure.

    It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling---Mark Twain
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    Beewrangler, that's a very interesting Von Erck pipe... I've seen his smooth and blasted pipes, but never a partially rusticated.

    "It would be quite a collection to have a pipe made by every known pipe maker for sure."

    That's my goal. Well, maybe not EVERY known pipe maker, just the ones I like.

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    Greetings,

    Sigh - forgotten again. I guess I have to toot my own horn.

    Cooper Pipes

    http://www.PipeandPouch.com

    CACooper

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    It's not that you were "forgotten" Craig. I listed the names of carvers of pipes that I own. I just don't own any of your pipes. At least not yet.

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    Our own BriarBird and SmokingDragon

    And Wayne Teipen makes gorgeous stuff

    "The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
    -"Sam Slick, the clockmaker" aka T.C.Haliburton
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    Nice additions, Adam. And thanks for correcting the spelling of Dr. Bob's name. I'm hoping at least a few of these guys show up at the Columbus show in a few weeks.

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    Bigvan, just a point of clarity - the pipe above JPBerg's post is not mine, it apparently is Mr George's work.

    I'm not big on self-promo on these boards, it's not my primary purpose here. But here's a whopping photo-opus of some of my pipes.

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    Sasquatch, is an amazing pipe maker. I would love to have one of yours someday actually.

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    Bill Shalosky is a great pipe maker, he works out of Premal's shop (Smokers Haven in Col, Oh).

    Tim West in Col. Ohio

    Michael
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    Sorry for the misidentification, Sasquatch. I'm easily confused.

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    I'm real fond of BriarBird pipes myself!!

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    Who the hell is BriarBird? I do know a B.B. who makes pipes but I have no evidence linking him to this username. Now I'mthe one who's confused!

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    Briarbird is a ghost. He is a rebel, an icon, a modern bird for a modern age... he is out there alone, going rogue, operating beyond the pale of all acceptable bird conduct. He speaks for only himself.

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    He's a rock star ninja bad boy who doesn't play by ANYONE'S rules. Not even his own!

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    Wow. That's a pretty impressive resume.

    I guess really I'm asking if his name is Bill. Possibly he goes by mighty ninja madman Bill around here???

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    PS Extra point Adam for the Apocalypse Now moment

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    What are they gonna say about him? What are they gonna say? That he was a kind man? That he was a wise man? That he had plans, man? That he had wisdom? Bullshit, man!

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    Hi Sasquatch, I am J. Cochey and I am Briar Bird. I am not famous, nor an enigma I am a begining pipe carver and I love your work.

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    Pleased to meet you sir.

    Seems you've got the enigma and uber-man thing working for you here already - it may be too late to avoid fame and fortune!

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    Sasquatch, what is the name of your company?

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    from one of the new folks here, I say "thanks to all" for the listings above. There is a wealth of knowledge, information and talent contained within this forum! I am glad I found my way over here...not sure my bank acoount balance will ever be the same though...

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    I'm at BriarSweatandTears.com C-master

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    Adding Ryan(Lonestar) Alden pipe website: aldenpipes.com

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    that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
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    Micah Cryder, The Yeti

    I don't have any of his pipes, but they are gorgeous!

    The Yeti Pipe Co.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Adding growley pipes

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    Greetings,

    Sigh - forgotten again. I guess I have to toot my own horn.

    Cooper Pipes

    http://www.PipeandPouch.com

    CACooper

    Yeah, I've been forgotten too. I guess that's what I get for disappearing for almost seven years...
    http://waltcannoy.com

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    The yeti and sasquatch are great craftsman.in addition they have helped more pipe makers and new to carving,aspiring pipe makers then you can imagine. Saquach is one of my heroes.He talks to the briar.well, guess I do too. You guys forgot canoy .:.

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    Some of us never forgot you walt.everybody can disappear once in a while.Plus your work is even better than ever.

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    Anybody know of anyone in MO?

    Smoke your pipe and be silent; there's only wind and smoke in the world. - Irish Proverb
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Brian Kalnitz - Smoker's Haven in West Seneca, NY and his father Milt Kalnitz of Bellezia Tobacco shop in Buffalo, NY. They have made most of my pipes that I have owned over the last 40 years. Uses Grecian Briars and make some beauties. Great smoker's too!

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    Have to add in Chuck Long

    http://www.cllongpipes.com/index.html

    Made my newest acquisition

    - Chappy
    "I'm not ashamed of anything whatever that I do, and I don't feel that smoking makes me ashamed, and therefore I mean to smoke to the glory of God." - Charles Spurgeon
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    did anyone mention Jesse Jones Pipes yet?

    rev

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    I'd like to send a little attention to Hekthor Wiebe from Canada. I don't own one yet but it is next on my list. He is a member of another forum...I haven't seen him around here, though.

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    I didn't see Colm Magner of Canada mentioned, but he's been out of the game awhile now. RIP Steve Weiner from Ohio (2002)one of Steve's rusticated billiards is the best all-around smoker in my rack.

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    Guildpipes, Melbourne fl. J. Fordham.

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    A few more:

    Michael Butera
    No website atm

    Bill Shalosky
    http://www.billshalosky.com

    Premal Chheda & Bill Shalosky
    http://www.chhedapipes.com

    Best Regards,
    Premal Chheda
    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Hi Sasquatch, I am J. Cochey and I am Briar Bird. I am not famous, nor an enigma [;)] I am a begining pipe carver and I love your work.
    BriarBird you are a cool dude!

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    Guild pipes is http://www.guildpipesfl.com

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    My personal fav - Randy Wiley and I also didn't see Don Warren mentioned yet.

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    What a great thread!

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    Love this thread. Thanks for the education.

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    I'll add my name to the pool... James Gilliam. JSEC Pipes. http://Www.jsecpipes.com ... Texan born and breed, but living and working overseas

    Here's the latest one I made


    James

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    This is a GREAT thread. Thanks for posting

    Posted 10 months ago #
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    I bought a Cherrywood Poker from Eric Gainey (http://www.gaineypipes.com/) a few days ago and can't wait to smoke it for the first time. Great work from an up and comer.

    Posted 10 months ago #
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    Rich Lewis is a great guy, nothing but good vibes from that gentleman and his son.

    Posted 9 months ago #
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    Have some of those makers myself bigvan but thought I' add one David S. Huber http://www.dshpipes.com he's in Chicago, IL and some day one of his pipes will grace my racks.
    banjo

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    @jogilli Figured you were a Texan when I saw the rattle the pipes were resting on. Awesome pipes! I'm jealous of anyone that has the talent to make those

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    Hey, don't leave me off of this list! I've been back in the USA for several years now, after all...

    And one correction to a previous post - David Huber is now in NC, living not that far from me. He just moved down here last week and we just spent Saturday over at Pipe & Pint talking pipes. He's setting up his new workshop now.

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    I love this thread.

    I always find myself coming back to it as a sort of jumping off point.

    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Good stuff, great thread!

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    I've been really happy with my first pipe purchase a Dr. Grabow Freehand. The Freehand looks great and smokes better each bowl. I highly recommend for the price and do yourself a favor and remove the filter. I've never done a filter after the first smoke. I got an MM cob that I do samples and quick smokes in. However I do my favorite baccis and long smokes in the Freehand (1 to 2 hrs) due to cadence and large bowl.

    I've recently found out about Rich Lewis in Minneapolis, MN which is 20 min away from me. Needless to say I have a piggy bank started to acquire one of his fine works soon!
    I will soon visit his shop for I have only seen it via the net. He seem reasonable since his pipes are in the $250 to $500 range!

    "So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?"
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    David Jones ebay only; Ernie Markle-Phoenix; Boswell-Pennsylvania; J.T. Cooke-Vermont; Will Purdy; Michael Lindner; Jon Rinaldi; Kevin Arthur; Adam Davidson; Alex Florov-Illinois; J&J Pipes-California; Maigurs Knets; Scott Klein-Chicago; Jaden somebody in Hawaii. Many of the American carvers sell their pipes on smokingpipes.com. Jody Davis is now in Nashville, and I think Roswitha has retired. Some recent carvers have dropped out or gone part time. You can get more from NASPC and the Chicago pipe club.

    Smoke with peace and pleasure.

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