Work of Fiction – The Plenum Mechanism

It has been quite some time since I have exercised the liberties in pipe design that I had become known for in my earlier pipemaking career. I decided recently that it was time to think out of the standard shaped box. Of course, many things have changed over the years, and my “make it up as you go along” approach to avant guard pipemaking has given way to a “plan your work, work your plan” method. I think the latter yields more striking results…

I love books.

I love books in a couple of different ways. The stories inside are a thrill, that’s for sure. Especially in a good work of fiction, something that really paints a mental picture, drives the imagination. But to me, a book is more than just the words on the pages. It’s the crisp lithography, the woodblock illustrations, the texture of fine papers that make up the signature, hard cover, leather bound, relief carved, gilded edges… and the smell!

Nothing does it for me like a finely crafted book with a fantastical work of fiction inside! And so, I present to you my own “Work of Fiction”:

The Plenum Mechanism

Weight: 1.9 oz (56g)

Total Length: 3.74 inches (95 mm)

Bowl Height: 3.15 inches (80 mm)

Chamber Diameter: 0.71 inches (18 mm)

Chamber Depth: 1.57 inches (40 mm)

Stem Material: German Ebonite/Clear Acrylic

Finish: Suede-Blast

Grade: 9B


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