Squid pipe

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Was lucky enough to receive a small tin of Dunhill pipe tobacco from a friend across the pond (rare stuff out here!)...and of course, I could not smoke it in a regular pipe, could I ????
Luckily, I had a nice piece of fire-hardened wood available, and viola a new pipe is born! I have made a lot of octopus tobacco pipes...though I should have a squid for once! :squid:
Greg
 

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you should barter with SOS....make a carved Cig Holder in exchange for a Squid named after you..... :)

quite the woodworker you are.... makes me realize how clumsy i am....
 

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Neat, imust say you're good at carving stuff, first chairs, now pipes, what next? Squid or cuttlefish soaps :wink: ?
 

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Once I get the vive...I would guess I spent about two hours on that particular pipe...not too long, it's just for me!
The clay pipes take longer to make, and there is a fair amount of time spent in drying/firing/glazing, etc...
Nice to have a squid in my collection though!
Greg
 

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That's a great pipe, Greg. Well done!! :notworth:

You know I have a nice collection of clay pipe bowls dating from about 1580-1920, probably about fifty or so in total. I've previously had a quick study of some basic literature about them and it seems a pity that unlike fish, octopus and squid were not one of the traditional designs employed in their manufacture in the ornate late nineteenth century designs, at least not in the UK.

However, here is one I have in my collection that I have seen listed in collections as a 'Squid pipe', though judging from the design this is a misnomer. It is also known, more accurately, as a 'Dragon Pipe' or 'Bird Claw' and was a popular design from 1870-1920 in the UK.

Also here is a Victorian gentlemen, probably Charles Dickens, dated to 1870-1910 and 'Aly Sloper' a late Victorian music hall character who was an amusing drunkard!
 

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