From his Wisconsin workshop, artisan Joe Nelson divides his time between pipes and stringed instruments by H. Lee Murphy The best craftsmen, it is said, are singularly focused on their work, often to the point of obsession. The furniture maker will search lumber yards all over for just the right piece of maple for the […]
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The North American pipe-carving contest taking place at the Greater Kansas City pipe show each year has become an event of major importance. The main idea of the competition is to promote and support the pipemakers of North America. Participants include carvers with decades of experience as well as hobbyists and those just a couple […]