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What friendship has wrought

What friendship has wrought

Pipemaker Tim Hynick is a study in collaborative learning by William C. Nelson It needs to be said from the start that Tim Hynick is humble, polite, low-key, self- effacing and a bit startled that people might want to read about him. But that’s part of what makes Hynick’s story so first-rate. For almost a […]

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Counting his blessings

Counting his blessings

By Stephen A. Ross For some folks, finding a calling in life is an easy matter. From a young age, they know exactly what they want to be when they become adults. Others figure out what they want to do with their lives after trying a succession of jobs, like sampling clothes in the fitting […]

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From high profile to high altitude

From high profile to high altitude

After decades of million-dollar business deals and glamorous living, Mark Stewart finds a peaceful refuge as a pipemaker in the North Carolina mountains by Chuck Stanion Living high in the mountains of Brevard, N.C., far from the Philadelphia, New York and Vegas of his youth, enjoying a modest lifestyle dramatically different from his former days […]

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A man of many talents

A man of many talents

Lester Garlow was at his best when carving pipes by Bruce Garlow He was a Navy man who fought the Japanese in World War II and helped shepherd the heavily damaged light cruiser USS Marblehead to home port following a massive air attack on the ship off the Borneo coast in early 1942. He was […]

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Focused pursuit

Focused pursuit

Wayne Tiepen doesn’t merely pick up pipemaking–he chases it with everything he’s got by Stephen A. Ross Wayne Teipen strives to get the most out of everything he does. Whether it’s in his health care profession, projects around the house, wilderness hikes or his recently found interest in pipemaking, the 42-year-old Indiana native rarely lets […]

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Continuing a legacy

Continuing a legacy

Sebastien Beaud considers himself a lucky man by continuing the legacy of a French pipe company with a history of more than 135 years by Stephen A. Ross A group of more than a dozen French preschool children on a field trip to the Genod pipe factory in St. Claude, France, suddenly quiet down as […]

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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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Playing with fire

Playing with fire

By Neill Archer Roan Adam Davidson stared at his hands. Calloused and blistered with raw, red cracks on scraped knuckles, they ached from gouging grout and cutting tile. It was a bleak winter in Indiana, 2003, and Davidson was working yet another construction project. “I wasted my time in college. I’m wasting my life, now,” […]

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Quad City Pipes

Quad City Pipes

By H. Lee Murphy When he was a pre-teen in Cub Scouts, Andrew Petersen was the kind of kid who won the local Pinewood Derby race every year. He and his stepfather devised a way to shave the plastic wheels on their pinewood car with an Exacto knife to a fine V-shaped point, thus eliminating […]

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Unhurried excellence

Unhurried excellence

by Stephen A. Ross; pipe photos by Thomas Looker–   Teddy Knudsen studies a large briar block, which looks more like a small lump of wood in his massive hands. Knudsen occasionally mutters to himself as he inspects the briar’s grain and envisions what shapes may lurk underneath its plateau surface. After about 10 minutes […]

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