Italian Flag Pipe Making
In the Cavicchi Pipe Workshop ©


Cavicchi Logo


From:

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to:

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in less than 2 hours!

You can either take the tour by viewing and enlarging the thumbnails on this page
or you can sit back and watch the whole process through the:
Cavicchi Slide Show.



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Deciding the shape
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Trimming off the wood
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More trimming
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Note the concenration
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Shank-Bowl joint
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Looks right
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Setting the lathe
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Bowl in place
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Excess wood off
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More wood off
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The shank's turn
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Mortise
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Precision check
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Turning resumed
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Taking shape
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More checking & setting
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Back to the saw
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More wood cut away
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Serious hand work starts
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Slowly takes shape
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Turning the mouthpiece
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Sanding ' excess acrylic
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Alignment
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The 2 entities meet
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Flame to bend m/piece
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The eye is the judge
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File work is needed
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Preparing for the logo
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Drilling m/piece for logo
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First part in place
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Second drill
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Testing the drill
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Setting the drill
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Drilling draught hole
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More adjustment
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Final drilling stage
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Hand testing
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The perfect bore
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Fitting sandpaper
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Fine tuning starts
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Claudio precision drill
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Manual touches
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Nothing beats the hands
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Modelling is complete
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Staining the pipe
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Buffing starts
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Back to sandpapering
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NOW buffing starts
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The tobacco chamber
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Another buffing wheel
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Finishing off the tenon
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Stamping
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A work of art is born
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Claudio's a happy man!

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Daniela Showing her Rustication Skills
A 15-Minute Process
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Taking a deep breath!
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Beginning of 1st phase
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Extremeties first
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Result of 1st phase
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Now the bowl
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End of 1st phase
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Comparison phases 1 & 2
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End of 2nd phase
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Beginning 3rd phase
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Comparison phases 2 & 3
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Mission accomplished
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Rustication complete

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