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Old_Newby

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I have never made a pipe. I only have a carving knife and sandpaper. I do have a hand drill and a table vice but think if I start with solid block I will need a drill press.

Is the best bet to buy one of these
Kits and just carve away, sand, then stain it?
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Your gonna find briar very hard to work with a carving knife, it’s very dense. You’ll be doing more sharpening than carving. Your better off chucking up a 6” hook and loop sanding pad in a drill and putting it in a vise. Some 36 grit will get you shaping in no time.
 

Old_Newby

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Thanks everyone. I will take my time and do it the slow old fashioned way. Chisel, Files, Dremel, knife, sandpaper. If it sparks a passion I will go from there. I am 58 and plan to retire in 4-7 years so if I am having fun by then I might pickup the lathe and drill press and get into the business.