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DR BOB PIPES FOR PURCHASE
SANDBLASTED STRAWBERRY BILLIARD
This cool small billiard lightweight pipe is blasted in cross cut orientation. Staining black brings out the very fine rings of the strawberry wood on the front and back of the bowl and the top and bottom of the shank. Fine birds eye shows up on the sides of the bowl. The pipe is finished in a hand cut tapered ebonite stem with very attractive swirls of black and pumpkin. The tobacco chamber is coated to give easy break in.
A featherweight pipe with a great hand and mouth feel. The bowl and shank are stained in darkish tan which brings out the surround flame grain. The dublin shaped bowl flows nicely into a black hand cut ebonite stem with a nice taper off the mortise junction. The tobacco chamber can be coaed if desired prior to shipping.
For you morta lovers, here is a handsome ultra light small billiard in black stain. The tapered handcut acrylic stem is pale yellow in color with some white streaks and provides an attractive contrast with the black bowl and shank. The tobacco chamber is coated for easy break in.
A featherweight smooth billiard in a medium walnut stain. The grain is surround flame type. A hand cut ebonite stem completes this beauty. The tobacco chamber can be coated prior to shipping if desired.
This attractive eighth bent squat tomato has a smooth bowl and shank in a medium brown stain. Flame grain surrounds the bowl and is contrasted with abundant birds eye on the top and bottom of the bowl and shank. An ox shank extender in dark brown and grey colors has a cranberry colored ring at the shank and stem junction. Completing the pipe is a hand cut black ebonite stem gently curving downwards. The bowl can be coated prior to shipping if desired.
This apple shaped pipe is done in Dr Bob Rustication and the bowl and shank are stained in black. A really cool hand cut acrylic stem has swirls of black, yellow and dark caramel colors. This feather weight has a perfect hand and mouth feel. The tobacco chamber is coated for easy break in.
SMOOTH HAWKBILL For you small pipe lovers, this little dandy is for you. Done in Dr Bob Hawkbill style, the bowl has wrap around flame grain with lots of birds eye on the top and bottom of the bowl and shank and finished with a medium brown stain. At the shank/stem junction, there is a rusticated ring for accent. Finally the nice flow of lines is completed with a hand cut cumberland stem in swirls of bluish green. A very compact feel in the hand and great mouth feel. The tobacco chamber is coated for easy break in.
This pipe has a lot going on to give it a great eye appeal. The cutty shaped bowl is in Dr Bob rustication with a natural stain. The bowl flows nicely into a bamboo shank extension. The handcut ebonite stem has a beautiful swirl pattern of black and honey. The bowl can be coated upon request prior to shipping.
This is a beautiful free hand with egg shape features. The bowl and shank are double contrast stained in dark tan which brings out the lovely flame grain on the sides of the bowl and shank. Birds eye really pops on the front and back of the bowl and the top and bottom of the shank. The hand cut ebonite darker red cumberland stem is adorned with an acrylic white band and the stem has a gentle downward curve. A balanced pipe with nice hand and mouth feel.
This feather weight is a fun small billiard in Dr Bob rustication with black stain. The tapered hand cut ebonite stem has multiple swirls of colors, including black, white, olive, and faded pink. This attractive stem works well with the black bowl and shank. The tobacco chamber is coated for easy break in.
I love Charatan pipes and love the ultra graceful cup and saucer shape. So I decided to do a hawk bill and saucer (dubbed hawk and saucer) which was previously sold. This second one is in Dr Bob Rustication and finished in a natural stain. The lines are graceful. The stem is hand cut black ebonite. The bottom of the pipe has very nice bird eye so I left the finish smooth, making a nice contrast with the rustication. Similarly the top rim of the bowl is smooth. The hand and mouth feel are great and the pipe has surprising lightness in weight.
Canadians have such classic grace and this one does as well. The entire pipe is done in Dr Bob Rustication and is finished in a dark brown stain. The classic oval shaped shank flows into a beautifully patterned, hand cut Cumberland stem. It is light for a Canadian and has a great hand and mouth feel.
This bulldog is done in Dr Bob Rustication and is finished with a medium brown stain. The top rim is smooth and has some nice birds eye. The diamond shank is fitted with a black hand cut ebonite stem. The tobacco chamber is suited for a quicker smoke and the pipe is quite light.
Christmas pipes are fun to make because of the red and green colors. This eighth bent apple is done in Dr Bob rustication with a black stain with highlights of red on some of the rusticated tips. The shank flows well into a hand cut acrylic red, green and white stem. This is one of the best examples of Christmas rod stock I have seen as it has beautifully marbled bold colors with some irridescence. Balanced, good hand and mouth feel makes this a must have pipe for your Christmas collection.
This handsome pipe has a natural finish on the bowl and shank and is done in Dr Bob rustication. It is fitted with a handcut black ebonite stem that is a modified saddle. The bowl is coated for easy break in. Great flowing lines, great hand and mouth feel.
This freehand is a real eye catcher. The bowl shape is Dublinish and has an attractive medium brown double contrast stain. The top and heel are smooth and show nice birds eye. The bent shank finishes in a rounded smooth mortise face and a recessed mortise. A hand cut Cumberland stem completes this beauty. The tobacco chamber is coated for easy break in.
I have wanted to make a pipe out of morta wood and chose this apple shape to accent the ring grain. The blast reveals prominent fairly even rings which flow nicely into the shank. Morta can be brown to black and this pipe is left in its natural color of brown with hints of olive. The hand cut Cumberland stem has a white accent ring. The bowl is coated for easier break in.
The Dr Bob rusticattion is stained tan from the bowl through the shank. There are two accent rings the first white and the second marbled orange and nicely set off the hand cut black ebonite stem. The balance, flow and hand feel are excellent. The bowl is coated for easy break in.
The blasted bowl and shank are stained black. The bowl top is smooth showing nice birds eye. There is a white accent ring on the hand cut acrylic stem which has attractive transparency and swirls of white all set in black. The pipe is small and has a great hand feel. The bowl is coated for easy break in.
This straight grain free hand has several attractive features. The stain is British tan. The mortise is left in plateau and is recessed to accomodate a hand cut black ebonite stem. This beautiful pipe is well balanced with a great hand feel. The tobacco chamber is coated for easy break in.
This free hand blasted sitter is stained in darkish medium brown. The top of the bowl has a plateau finish. The tapered bowl flows nicely into the curved shank. The acrylic stem starts with a black ring which flows into beautiful marbling of grey, tan, brown and hints of blue colors. The tobacco chamber is coated for easy break in. Overall this is a well balanced pipe with great hand feel.
The bowl and shank are stained in British tan. The Dr Bob rusticated bowl flows nicely into a smoth shank which has nice straight grain. A white acrylic accent ring provides an appealing contrast with the SEM ebonite hand cut stem with beautiful honey and black marbling. The flow of the bowl to the stem is perfect. The tobacco chamber is coated for easy break in.
This pipe has a black bowl and shank in Dr Bob rustication with a white acrylic accent ring on the stem. The SEM ebonite hand cut stem is in a beautiful light olive and black marbling. The shank is in a tear drop shape. The balance and hand feel is perfect. The tobacco chamber is coated for easy break in.
This smaller pipe is in a rhodesian shape, quarter bent. The dark brown stained bowl has Dr Bob Rustication on the upper half with sand blasting on the lower half extending the length of the shank. A white acrylic accent ring on the stem provides nice contrast with the darker stain. The stem is hand cut in acrylic amber tortise. The tobacco chamber is coated.
A bent freehand with a smooth finish in medium brown stain. The flame grain surrounds the bowl and shank. This beauty has very nice symetry and flowing lines. A white acrylic extension piece in the shank provides nice contrast with a black handcut ebonite stem and the brown color of the bowl and stem. The tobacco chamber is coated. The stamping area has an outline of rustication for a nice contrast.
This is another apple to replace the previous spy apple. The bowl is in Dr Bob Rustication, dark brown stain, smooth bowl top with good birds eye, and a hand cut black acrylic military style stem. The tobacco chamber is bowl coated.
This bent billiard has a great hand feel as the bowl and shank are chunky. The bowl is finished in a darker brown, sandblasted style. A raised white acrylic accent ring on the shank gives a nice color contrast between shank and stem. The stem is hand cut dark reddish cumberland. The bowl is coated to enhance cake formation.
Here in the northwoods, sugaring or making maple syrup is a common place business and the traditional method of collecting the sap to be boiled is in the classic metal bucket tapered from the top to bottom. Thus the Bucket Dublin. The bowl and shank finish is in Dr Bob Rustication with a medium brown stain. The top and bottom of the bowl is smooth and shows nice birds eye. The black bit is military style and is hand cut acrylic.
SMOOTH BENT OVAL APPLE This bent apple has a slight oval shape in cross section. The bowl is stained in dark walnut and flame grain surrounds the bowl. Nice birds eye pops out on the bottom of the bowl. The stem is hand cut ebonite. This apple has a good hand feel and is well balanced. The bowl is coated for easy break in.
This was a fun project to do for the KC pipe carvers contest held yearly. So here is the pipe! The bowl and shank are done in Dr Bob rustication with a dark brown stain and the smooth top of the bowl provides an attractive contrast. The hand bit is ebonite and sweeps gently down to the button. This pipe is for the classic billiard collector
This quarter bent billiard is finished in black and that helps pop the birds eye on the bowl top. The hand cut acrylic bit is pleasantly unusual with a darkish bone core color and then straight lines of charcoal with black, thin colored stripes hidden in the charcoal.
BLASTED CUTTY Here is a pipe that has several styles blending together. The bowl is cross grain sand blasted in a dark brown stain and has an ample tobacco chamber size with a 7/8 diameter. Birds eye grain pops nicely with the blast. Then the squarish shank is smooth with an attractive flame grain pattern and contrasting birds eye with a medium brown stain. The pipe is completed with a hand crafted, tapered cumberland bit. With an overall length of 7+ inches and a medium sized bowl, this pipe is well balanced.
For you fruit lovers, here is an irresistable apple. The sandblasted bowl is stained in dark brown and the blast rings continue prominantly onto the shank. Instead of pure blasted birds eye on the heel, there are continous rings. This quarter bent has a hand cut black ebonite bit. The tobacco chamber is coated. Handsome and balanced.
This handsome egg pipe has a smooth bowl with surround flame grain and attractive birdseye at the bowl top and heel. The bowl is finished in a medium brown stain. The tobacco chamber is very generous for a longer smoke. The shank is completed with a bamboo extension and flows nicely into a black acrylic bit. This pipe has lots of eye catching qualities and has a great hand feel.
Not for drinking but definitely for a fine smoke, this handsome brandy shaped pipe has a shallow sand blasted surface in a black stain, The half bent shank flows into a tortise hand crafted acrylic bit. This bit material is a first for me and I really like the black and amber pattern as it complements the black bowl.
Dr Bob rustication brings out this dublin shape in a dark brown stain. Then the eye catcher is the black palm decorative piece in the bit. The color and grain of the palm really pop and provide an elegant contrast with the dark stain of the bowl and stem. The acrylic stem has a nice taper to the button. This featherweight has beauty and balance.
All Dr Bob Pipes have their representative red, white & blue dots representing Old Glory and signifying that they are American-made quality pipes.
All tobacco chambers are coated with a proprietary formula to enhance the breaking in pleasure of the pipe. All tenons are made of delrin.
The old system of Patriot and Heritage has been change to P meaning Patriot and H meaning Heritage. Ambassador has been eliminated. These changes have been made to simplify the grading system. The P, PP, PPP are levels of increasing quality or size and are all rusticated or sandblasted. The H and HH are the highest grades and are smooth pipes or smooth pipes with minimal rustication.
Dr Bob Pipe stamping is as follows:
Pipe maker's name
Country of origin
06, 07, etc.
Smooth Light finish
Smooth Medium finish
Smooth Dark finish
Rusticated Light finish
Rusticated Medium finish
Rusticated Dark finish
The last numbers of the stamp indicate the number of the pipe made in the stamped year.
6 1/2 inches or larger
7 1/2 inches or larger
8 1/2 inches or larger
Chamber Diameter of 1 inch or greater
NOTE: I have changed my stamping to no longer have the smooth/rusticated and stain designations(like S for smooth or M for medium finish) just to simplify the stamping.
There may be an additional charge of $25 for silver work, extenders, or hand-cut stems; and a possible $50 charge for magnums. There may be additional charges of $25 per increase in sizes of XL, XXL, and XXXL.
HAND MADE PIPE BAGS
Each pipe comes with one of these beautiful handmade ultra suede pipe bags created by my wife. They are also available for sale separately. Please click the link that corresponds with the stitching color you prefer (red or silver).
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All prices are in United States (U.S.) currency (dollars).* Shipping is done through the United States Postal Service (USPS) using Priority Mail, insured with tracking. Domestic shipping is $12.00. International shipping is $25. If you are purchasing a pipe from a country outside the USA, please contact me first about shipping charges.
Guarantee: If within one year of the purchase date your pipe has a burn out or crack in the bowl, I will replace the pipe for the original buyer: shipping costs will be paid for the replacement by the original buyer
Handmade pipe bags have the shipping included in the price ($15.00)