Matt, so you have the capability to drill out the bowl and the draft hole? That's excellent. Didn't you start with pipe kits? Looks like you have your work cut out for you, but good, fun work
Oh yeah. I bought a spoon bit a while back. I got myself a free working drill press and have the lathe now. I drilled a couple tobacco holes free hand but that was for the shallower "noseburner" pipes. (Maybe I should call them finger burners? Lol)
Now I've got the lathe and drill press to use.
sent me a kit that was pre-drilled. He wanted a churchwarden and knew what he wanted so we just did it that way.
I've done about 2 full sized pipes that I drilled everything out myself. And maybe 4 of the little guys.
I have i think 3 more I've already drilled tobacco holes into as well.
I used the lathe setup to do everything so far on that first block in the pic. The Poker style one.
Followed some "tips" I saw in a video @Jankjr
I really like using the lathe. I just need to get it set up in the garage so I can use it all the time.
Also, thanks guys for all the kind and helpful comments and links you've shared with me.
This is something I am really enjoying and really want to continue to improve at. (When I get the time).
I love this place. Thanks for letting me share all of this.