Rebuilding a Stem for a 1960’s Brigham 419 Club

I’ve wanted to add a Brigham Club pipe to my collection for some time, so when I spotted this 4 Dot version on eBay recently, I knew I’d be bidding, despite the pipe’s obvious shortcomings. The auction listing clearly showed one major problem – the lower portion of the stem’s bite/button area was missing a large chunk of material. It’s times like this that being … Continue reading Rebuilding a Stem for a 1960’s Brigham 419 Club

Challenge Accepted – The Frankenpipe Mark I

A week ago, I published this post about my first “spare parts pipe” build, after which I was challenged by Steve Laug of RebornPipes to up the ante and create a pipe using three or more parts from other pipes. Not one to walk away from a thrown gauntlet, I accepted the challenge and started rummaging around in my parts boxes to see what I … Continue reading Challenge Accepted – The Frankenpipe Mark I