The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 112

Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We broadcast weekly, every Tuesday at 8 pm eastern USA time and are available on nearly all podcast sites and apps. Listen on your computer, tablet, phone and even in the car! Our Featured Interview tonight is with pipe maker David Huber of DSH Pipes. David has been making pipes since 2012 and specializes in mostly freehand, Danish style shapes, but he does have some standard shapes as well. In “Pipe Parts”, since it’s election day, we will have an informal survey; for example – we will ask the how, where, and when you smoke a pipe and other similar questions, and Brian will tell you his answers. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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7 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    With respect to your questions,
    Q1. I have many styles of pipes. I favor bent pipes, such as hawkbills and full bent billiards, but I have many straight pipes.
    Q2. I keep with the same tobacco season after season, usually a straight virginia.
    Q3. I smoke on average a bowl per day (7 per week), usually in the evening.
    Q4. Stupid question for me, of course I have always been and am still fascinated by hawkbills, specifically castello #84.
    Now Dave Huber is a carver that I do know as he was a member of our Washington PA pipe club when he worked in the Pittsburgh area. This was before he became a pipe maker. Now, if only he would make larger pipes. Bill Kotyk and I enjoyed seeing him again at the shows this year and to see how his craft has progressed.
    Jody Davis makes great pipes and great music. I am fortunate to have one of his pipes which is probably my only really Danish influenced shaped pipe.
    Rave – It is nice to run into people who do excellent work and it is not just a job.
    Great show Brian. I just hope you were appropriately dressed now that you work from home (heh heh).

  • Poll Questions:
    1. I have a mix of both straight and bent pipes.
    2. I still mix it up. Not a seasonal tobacco smoker.
    3. I smoke about 10 to 12 bowls a week.
    4. My Holy Grail pipe now is a Dunhill black Bent Bulldog with a silver band. Just something about that pipe that gets me.
    Great interview with Dave. It amazes me that the pipe carvers collaborate and not compete. I find that refreshing. It is cool to see a relatively new carver with such talent and is able to dedicate his efforts to carving full time.
    It is always great to hear about people that take pride in their work. Something worth doing is worth doing right. Because it is the right thing to do.
    A great selection for the music. I really enjoyed Jody’s piece.
    Fantastic show, gents!

  • Just a wonderful show.
    1. My pipes, like myself are mostly bent, but I have a few straights.
    2. Not seasonal at all.
    3. Probably 3 bowls a day (21 bowls a week).
    4. I’ve always wanted a really good Rameses. I guess a birth year Dunhill would be kind of cool.
    Loved the Huber interview. David generates a lot of personality in the interview. His background story was certainly different. I can remember when they announced the 2013 GKCPC Pipe Carving Contest winners and going “who the hell is that?”. It was a wonderful pipe with an incredible grain. If you want to see the pipe you can at
    I guess I am destined to like very few of the music selections. To my very limited tastes Southern Gospel (also know as White Gospel) is just the lamest music in the world. Having spent several years of my early youth in the deep south I can tell you it doesn’t hold a candle to the traditional gospel music you will hear in most any Black church (usually Baptist). Those folks know how to get right with the Lord.

  • 1. My pipes vary in shapes, mostly classic shapes. I want to like bents, but I only have two that seem to smoke good, so I usually grab a straight billiard.
    2. Not really a seasonal smoker. I usually have several tins open at a time. I will probably open some Christmas Cheer 2013 soon.
    3. I smoke 6-10 times in a good week. Evenings and weekends.
    4. Holy grail pipe, right this minute, is an Ashton and/or a Bulldog. I would like a Dunhill, but Ashton seems more attainable.
    Great interview. Interesting, nice looking pipes on the DSH website.
    I loved the music selection. I picked up that cd, maybe on release day. In my house if you buy anything after September it has to be put away until Christmas(wife’s rule). So thanks for the preview song. I really enjoyed it. I like some traditional songs updated and up tempo-ed from musicians like Jody Davis and the Newsboys. Uhh add a Jody Davis pipe to my bucket list.

  • Survey says…
    1. I have examples of most shapes from the classic Dunhill chart; my favorites tend toward the author, and bent bulldog.
    2. Seasons rarely affect my tobacco choice.
    3. I usually smoke a bowl each afternoon or evening, while walking the pup, or sitting in the backyard.
    4. I rarely suffer PAD, as I have quite enough pipes to get me through the rest of my life (my wife agrees). On my pension, I’ll never be able to afford a “high grade,” though I fancy owning a Cooke. Alex Florov, a fabulous pipe maker, and member of our Chicago club, has teased me by saying he’d make me a small pipe, as a thank you for all the music I’ve given him, but that’s essentially a pipe dream. His work is so stunningly beautiful, yet way out of my price range, as are Jim Cooke’s amazing pipes.
    The conversation with David was quite entertaining.
    I have always enjoyed your eclectic music choices, and the Jody Davis piece was lovely. Look at you, the little Jewish boy into “blue-eyed” Gospel; you’re such a mench. That’s why I love the show.

  • 1. I have varying pipes of size, shape.
    2. I smoke different types of tobaccos.
    3. Usually smoke in the evening after work and 2-3 times on the weekend.
    4. Right now I am drawn to Lovats..from several makers ex. Gainey snd Radice