Hello, I am new to the forums and this is my first post. I made this pipe for my dad for Christmas. It was the first pipe I’ve made. I used briar for the bowl and acrylic for the stem. He has smoked it a few times and has enjoyed it thus far. I’m not a big pipe smoker and neither is he so we don’t really know how good (or bad) I did. Any how, I have a few questions. My dad makes custom knives, and I turn custom pens. Our unique thing we like to do is use historical woods. For instance, we’ve used wood from trees planted by George Washington. I know it would be highly dependent on the type of tree, but how would it be best to use this in a pipe, or would it be better to not use it at all? I was thinking mainly of using these woods as stems and sticking to briar bowls. Which leads me to my next question, what materials can be used for stems? I saw a post on Reddit saying that acrylic and vulcanite are generally the only materials used as tobacco pipe stems. I would like to use woods, as well as some horns or bones. Is there any problem with these materials?