A Handmade pipe of the style that an 18th century poor man or farmer would have made for himself. Alan calls this a Pioneer Smoking Pipe. He made it from the crotch of a limb of a Cherry Tree on his daughter’s farm, which sits on the northern boundary of the original Virginia Survey Line, after the Revolution.
He cut the ends, bored the tobacco hole with a brace and bit, then finished it off with my neck knife. The stem is a simple reed from the pond also on my daughters’ farm.
The pipe was created at a weekend in Woodbury, KY with Alan’s friend, Hershel (House). Per Alan, “It draws good and will bring someone many hours of pleasure”
Photos by Alan Hoeweler
Write-up by Alan Hoeweler