Hand Carved Dog Tobacco Pipe

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in How to Articles, News |

Here are some photos from my Briar pipe build. When I say “Briar” pipe I am talking about my dog Briar. With my last dog I decided to making a carving of all future dogs as a tribute to them. When my Great Dane Dozer died I got a Boston Terrier Pugg mix and named her Briar. This was the first time I had made a realistic carving that had to match something in real life. I started this project and glued the template to the block almost a year ago. It took me that...

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Homemade Navy Flake Using a Simple C-Clamp Tobacco Press

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in How to Articles, News |

Homemade Navy Flake made from my 2015 bright leaf Virginias grown in my garden, about 5% St. James Perique and cased with spiced dark rum. The plug was pressed in my simple C-Clamp Press. Last year was the first time I grew tobacco in my home garden which yielded a little over 1.25 pounds of finished bright leaf Virginia tobacco. After aging the tobacco for 11 months I then started wondering how to prepare it. That got me quickly thinking about pressing the tobacco so that...

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Growing Virginia Tobacco in Central California – 2nd Season

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in News, Pipe Tobacco |

This is my second year growing bright Virginia tobacco in the central California Sierra mountains. This year’s tobacco plants are turning out great even though I planted them 6 weeks late in the season. In just 10 weeks my Virginia plants have grown to about 4′ and should grow another 12″ to 18″ over the next month. Tobacco is a hearty crop and can grow in many different climates. To give you a better idea of my growing conditions, and to show that...

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Adding new pipes 4-27-2016

Posted by on Apr 26, 2016 in News |

Wednesday April 26th I’ll be adding 6 new pipes and some estate pipes to SederCraft.com. Subscribe to the newsletter to be notified as soon as the pipes are added to the...

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Introducing The Pipe Valet

Posted by on Dec 2, 2015 in News |

Introducing the Pipe Valet by SederCraft. I came up with the idea for the Pipe Valet out of my need to keep my leather chair clean and not make a mess every time I rubbed out my flake tobacco and packed my pipe. I was constantly rubbing flakes in my chair with my pipe hovering over a jar or tin of tobacco. Trying not make a mess I’d sometimes grab a plate or a magazine but that seemed like a temporary fix. I wanted something that I could keep by my chair, that looked...

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Growing Your Own Pipe Tobacco

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in News, Pipe Tobacco |

In this short article I’ll briefly talk about growing tobacco at home but I plan on elaborating on it in the near future. I was surprised how well the Virginia tobacco grew given my location in the Central California mountains. This tobacco was grown at 3,000 elevation where humidity is very low and summer daytime temperatures can reach the upper 90s. The tobacco plants grew fast and in just over 3 months grew to just below 6 feet and the larger tobacco leafs were...

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Back Down South by Briarworks International

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in News, Pipe Tobacco |

This week I had the opportunity to sample one of Briarworks International’s new pipe tobaccos. This was actually a pre-release sample of their new pipe tobacco Back Down South. It was given to me by a great guy on Instagram that doesn’t really care for VaPer (Virginia & Perique) tobaccos. I smoked the five bowls that the sample pack contained within a few days. Upon finishing my supply I quickly went on a search to buy this pipe tobacco. After no luck...

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St. James Woods a great VaPer

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in News |

Lately I’ve been growing to appreciate and crave VaPer tobaccos. VaPer tobaccos are a blend of Virginia tobaccos with spicy Perique tobaccos grown in Louisiana. There are numerous VaPer tobaccos such as Orlik Golden Sliced, Escudo, Luxury Navy Flakes to name just a few. A few weeks ago I purchased a 3.5oz tin of St. James Woods by McClelland on pipesandcigars.com for $14.70. The price wasn’t bad and was looking for a new VaPer to try. I made the purchase after...

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3 New Pipes Added

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in News |

Tonight I’ve added 3 new pipes to the site. The first is a large poker style pipe with a little different rusticated finish. I’ve done a red to black fade around the top rim and on the shank of the pipe. The tobacco chamber of the pipe starts out at 15/16″ and tapers down to 3/4″ near the bottom of the bowl. The stem is a red swirl acrylic stem with a Delrin tenon. The second pipe is a compact Rhodesian pipe with a bent vulcanite stem. This pipe will...

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New pipes in the works

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in News |

I started a few new pipes over the past weekend.  I’ll be starting a couple more in the next few days. In the picture below are pipes waiting to be shaped.  They include a bent egg, 2 pokers, a prince and a compact Rhodesian.  I’ll be adding a few more shapes to this batch such as a straight bulldog, a bent billiard and...

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Two Dark Strongs

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in News, Pipe Tobacco | 0 comments

Recently I purchased two new tobaccos, Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky and Peter Heinrich’s Dark Strong. I’ve heard many say that they are the same tobacco, almost identical but I disagree. They are similar but have different tin notes and subtle flavor differences. Upon opening the Orlik Dark Strong Kentucky it has a tin note of raisins and Virginias where as the PH Dark Strong has hints of licorice, raisins and Virginias. Both are a very satisfying smoke. The...

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Pipe Care & Tips

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in News |

A topic that comes up often is how to take care of briar tobacco pipe. It’s really pretty simple and there are just a few things that will help your pipe last for decades. As with anything there are different opinions and techniques but below are my suggestions. Never remove your stem from the pipe while it is warm, EVER. If you feel you need to remove your stem wait an hour for the briar to fully cool. I personally avoid ever taking the stem off. I clean my pipe by...

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Refurbished SederCraft Pipes Coming Soon

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in News |

I am currently refurbishing the SederCraft pipes shown to the right.  These are a few pipes I’ve made in the past two years. They will be listed for sale in the Estate Pipes section soon. I will send a notification to people subscribed to my Newsletter once they are listed. If you would like to join the SederCraft Newsletter click here to sign up....

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Tobacco Pipe Podcast – Country Squire Radio

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in News |

About three weeks ago I stumbled on the Country Squire Radio tobacco pipe Podcast. Over the past few weeks I have been catching up on past Country Squire episodes. The topics are all over the place but it’s always centered on tobacco pipes, pipe tobaccos and pipe culture. Below is a description of the show from their website. JD and Beau sit down every week and talk about the rich history and elegance of pipe tobacco, the custom blends found only at the Country...

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