Pipe Made from Cedar Wood?

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mso489

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Maple is commonly used and makes a good pipe, I hear. My home-state carver Jerry Perry has added that to his repertoire with Mountain Laurel, briar, and cocobolo (well that was a one-off). Cedar is highly aromatic, hence its use as a mothproofing, but for that reason isn't something you want to "breathe through."
 

Country Bladesmith

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I have a pipe made by Skip Elliott out of Osage Orange. Smokes a bit hot but it's a good looking pipe and very well made.

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I always wondered if Osage orange was good for pipes. We have plenty of those around. Funny thing, I had seen “Osage orange“ wood in bows and other things for the longest time, and wondered what an Osage orange tree was. Eventually I found out it’s a damn horse apple tree. I’ve seen them my whole life, but no one around here calls them Osage orange trees. It’s “horse apple trees“ or “Bois d’Arcs.”
 

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