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 will be published on an italian magazine concerning wood, with all the steps of its creation.
The idea of the tamper came towards the end of the work. 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.
The 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.