Making of a Danish Egg – Tobacco Pipe Making Videos

Danish Rubicon Tobacco Pipe by Kraig Sederquist

Welcome to my tobacco pipe making video series, where I take you through the intricate process of crafting one of my exquisite Danish-style pipes. The very pipe featured in this series can be seen in the accompanying picture.

It’s important to note that pipe makers often employ varying techniques to achieve the same result. You might come across other videos demonstrating entirely different approaches. Over the years, I’ve honed my craft primarily through independent experimentation, though I’ve also gained valuable insights from the resourceful community at

In creating this latest video series, I had a couple of objectives in mind. First and foremost, I aimed to provide pipe enthusiasts with a comprehensive look at one method of tobacco pipe crafting, breaking down each step in detail. Secondly, I wanted to offer guidance to aspiring pipe makers, shedding light on various techniques that could prove invaluable to both newcomers and seasoned hobbyists alike. While I don’t profess to be a pipe making expert, I believe I can assist those looking to learn new skills, especially those who are just starting out or are grappling with specific aspects of the craft.

If you prefer to watch this video series on YouTube, you can access it by clicking here.

Additionally, please stay tuned as I’ll be releasing more videos that illustrate how to drill a pipe using a drill press. In this series, I employ a metal lathe for drilling, which, I must acknowledge, is not a common tool. However, rest assured that you can create exceptional pipes without one. In fact, all of my pipes were crafted using a drill press until 2020, demonstrating that remarkable pipes can be made with accessible tools and dedication.

Drilling the Tobacco Pipe Briar Block - Video 1 of 6

Video 1 of 6 in this series. This pipe making video series walks you through all of the steps to make a Danish styled pipe. The drilling of the briar block and the stem are pretty straight forward but the shaping of the pipe will take a bit of practice. I use a French wheel but you can achieve the same results with a Dremel or Foredom tool.  The lathe I’m using is a Lathe used Grizzly G4000 9 x 19.

Starting the Stem of a Tobacco Pipe - Video 2 of 6

Video 2 of this 6 video series goes into making of the stem and all of the steps involved. The stem material was purchase from and it’s called sand. It’s an ebonite type stem similar to Cumberland stems.

Cutting the Stem V Slot and Shaping on the French Wheel - Video 3 of 6

In this video 3 of 6 in this series I start drilling the V slot of the stem and then begin shaping the pipe on a French wheel. There are many pipe making skills that are simple lines and drilling,  but the French wheel takes practice.   With practice you’ll start to see improvement.

The tool I used to cut the V slot in the stem can be purchased on Amazon by clicking the following link.

Shaping of the Tobacco pipe - Video 4 of 6

In this video 4 of 6 in the series I start shaping the pipe with sandpaper, files, emery board.  I then start fine tuning the stem.

Tobacco Pipe Stem Work, Buffing the Stem and Final Shaping - Video 5 of 6

In this video 5 of 6 in the series I start fine-tuning the shape of the stem, buffing the stem and fine-tuning the shape of the pipe.

Dying the Tobacco Pipe, Sealing and Finish of the Pipe - Video 6 of 6

In this video 6 of 6 in the series I put the final touches on my Danish styled pipe shape.  I then put the final sealer coat on the dyed briar then buff the completed pipe.

Extra Video - Making Your Own Cutting Bits

In this extra video I show how I make my own lathe cutting bits from 3/8″ x 3/8″ x 3″ HSS blanks. I use these cutting bits to cut my stem material and shape briar on some pipes.

5 Pc 3/8″ x 3/8″ x 3″ HSS Square Bits Lathe Milling Blank
Wen belt sander used. It’s a great sander for right around $100