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Briar Lab celebrates first open lab

Briar Lab celebrates first open lab

On Saturday, July 25, approximately 70 people gathered at an industrial park on Indianapolis, Indiana’s north side to enjoy beer, barbecue cooked over briar coals, and tobacco—lots and lots of tobacco—as part of the first Open Lab at Briar Lab. Created by pipemakers to serve the pipemaking community, Briar Lab is the brainchild of Michael […]

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Step up to the Mic

Step up to the Mic

  Nate King creates a special pipe by Stephen A. Ross One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as the saying goes. Indianapolis pipemaker Nate King has built a career on that adage. The former Indy car and airplane mechanic has drawn inspiration for his unique steampunk and gearpunk pipes from cast-off materials (such as […]

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Pipe stuff

Pipe stuff

Nate King pipes Pipemaker Nate King learned the necessity of precision, efficiency, attention to detail and sleek design as a racing mechanic and transmission specialist in IndyCar racing. When he began making pipes just a few short years ago, he found those values translated perfectly into pipemaking. King has gained attention in the pipe-collecting universe […]

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Racing ahead

Racing ahead

Nate King’s background in racing provides the patience, persistence and pursuit of perfection needed to become a top-level pipemaker By Stephen A. Ross On the surface, there couldn’t be two subjects more vastly different than IndyCar racing and pipe smoking. One consists of specialized open-wheel, open-cockpit cars powered by fire-breathing 900-plus horsepower engines roaring around […]

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