Frog tobacco pipe
This frog carved tobacco pipe has been a very funny work! I made this one not on commisission this time, but I did it for an article that has been published on an italian magazine concerning wood (LegnoLab), with all the steps of its creation. It will be published soon on an english magazine, too.
The idea of the tamper-tongue came towards the end of the work. I thought it would complete the pipe in a funny way! The frog/bowl is made of calabrian briar, the stem is made of methacrylate hand shaped and double-bent, and the tongue/tamper with the fly is carved on a single piece of curly maple. Metal plate on the base of the tamper.
Case is handmade, made of abura wlanut with sliding lid in maple wood, with handmade pyrography of a realistic frog. Magnetic closure. Fine danish oil finish.
Dimensions and specifications:
-Lenght: 14,5 cm
-Chamber: diameter 2 cm, deep 4 cm
-Finish: frog green, wax
-The stem, made of methacrylate is detachable for easy cleaning, the tenon is made of delrin.
You will find a variation of this pipe on Pipesart.com that is one of my dealers.
You can watch the video of this pipe here.