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Friday, December 16, 2005

Closing for Christmas (Mostly)

Today's pic is Talbert Yule Pipe #10 from the 1999 set - My personal favorite of the bunch. The bands on these were a good bit of work. I bought solid brass rod and cut the sections, then drilled and turned them on our metal lathe to create the designs, which were then decorated by hand-carving.

Today will be 100% housecleaning and tidying. We are closing the business for vacation from now until the 27th - During that time, I won't be answering business emails unless they are urgent for some reason. Since we only have one pipe in stock right now, I doubt I will have reason to get much email, but we will still ship if somebody buys our last pipe. Other than that, it is relaxation time!

I do not plan to update this pipe picture blog while we are vacationing. I will, however, have a special treat when we return - the 45 minute pipe video chat with David Field. I've copied the video to the hard drive now and still need to cut and edit it and add titles, which I plan to do after our vacation time, so I should have it ready to post between the 27th and the start of January.


  1. The 1999 Yule pipe is one of my favorites. That brass band really helps complete the look. I can't tell from the pictures, but do the markings on the band follow any theme or are they just artistic?

  2. Joyeux Noël Trever and Emily!

  3. You know, I hate to admit it, but I can't remember. I do know that at least some of them, maybe all of them, had "Yule" hand-carved in the brass band decor, but I can't recall if they were all like that or not. Think they were, though.