Chicago 2008

May 19th, 2008

Here are the pipes I had done for the show this year. Thanks to those who gave them new homes and those who have gotten in touch to express interest in my work. The next few pipes in process are already claimed, but I’ll share pictures as they’re done, or as I have any available for sale.

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Danish Lovat

January 8th, 2008

Here is my latest pipe, my take on a Danish inspired Lovat. It is roughly 5.5 x 1.5″ and weighs 1.2oz, the stem accent is boxwood. This one has already found its new home.

Overdue update

November 14th, 2007

It has been too long since I last made a post to the site. I have several pieces in process, though increasing responsibilities at my day job and my 12 month old daughter have been keeping me quite busy. Recently my time in the shop has been a rare treat.

Here are some of the pipes I’ve completed since the Chicago show that have already found homes:

A few months back I embarked on a Wild West Pipemaking Tour. Over the course of a couple weeks I was able to spend time in two different pipe maker’s shops, with three gifted pipe makers.

First I spent a long Memorial Day weekend in charming Jacksonville, OR visiting Brad Pohlmann. I earned my keep by scrambling eggs by morning, helping lay irrigation pipe by day, acting as sous chef by evening, and by night I was able to benefit from first rate pipe making instruction. In addition to his keen eye for elegant design, Brad’s engineering skills are impressive to behold. More than once he fashioned a part for me that was to compression fit with something I was working on. He’d hand the item off from across the shop, and it would squeak tightly in to place. The man thinks in thousandths of an inch, whereas I daydream about little, frolicking monkeys. Here are a few photos of his beautiful property and some of him at work in his shop:

Here is the pipe I made while visiting Brad:

Shortly after returning from OR, I was off to Yuma, AZ to visit my parents and in-laws. I was also able to visit Jody Davis in his shop while there. My wife and family were kind enough to let me run off and play pipemaker for a good portion of each day, and Jody was kind enough to keep opening the door when I’d show up. Jeff Gracik was also in town from San Diego visiting Jody, so I got to work with both of them. When not brewing sensationally good coffee, these guys also manage to make truly amazing pipes. It was quite educational and a lot of fun to work in the shop with them. They discovered the ultramini Minox camera I tried to sneak in to steal all their secrets, so there are no photos from this visit.

Chicago 2007

May 4th, 2007

This year’s Chicago show is my official debut as a carver. I have been refining my pipe crafting privately for the past 3 years and am now at the place where I am ready to share my work. It is good to be at the show, reconnecting with friends and and making new ones. Here are a few pictures, one of me manning the table at the pre-show, and some of the pipes I brought:

Hello world.

May 2nd, 2007

Scott Anderson Pipes is now online.

Welcome to the site and thanks for stopping by. I will soon post some photos and information on my upcoming visit to the 2007 Chicagoland International Pipe & Tobacciana Show.