Turning Corn Cob Pipes on a Wood Lathe

Though most of the Corn Cob Pipe shapes are now turned on automated tools, some are still made by hand. I'm a bit of a wood turner myself and I can't imagine how long it takes to develop the skills these folk have. Nice work Missouri Meerschaum!

The tool this gentleman is using is called a skew. It's one of my favorites and one of these days I'll feel comfortable enough to tell you the story of how I embarrassed myself in front of one of the world's late, great wood turners, Mr. Rude Osolnik.

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