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Doug Erwin
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Custom corn cob pipe smoker and modifier of corn cob pipes
Custom corn cob pipe smoker and modifier of corn cob pipes

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One man's way to make a pipe

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Rare grain for an ebauchon.

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Made from Greek briar said to be curing for 27years.
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Briar sourcing. This can be hotly debated, where to get the best briar for pipe making. I have studied up on this, joined discussions and shamelessly picked the brains of successful pipe makers. There is no consensus as to where to get the best briar. And I mean the physical quality, not prettiest grain.

But it is accepted that there are several purveyors who have built solid reputations selling briar that has been well cut, aged and cured. The two main sources I use happen to sell Tuscan briar. If they suddenly switched to Greek or Algerian briar I would still buy from them. No one has yet convinced me that briar from one area of the Mediterranean is better than the others.

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Back to work with briar again.
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