Italian Flag Pipe Making
In the Moretti Pipe Workshop©


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In his Moretti workshop in the heart of the famous Recanati city in Italy, Marco Biagini adds more and more masterpieces every day of the year (when he's not away fishing competitively). This is how a pipe is born at the hands of Marco.

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:
Moretti Slide Show




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Tarek wants a Lovat!
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Trimming off the wood
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Conjuring up the shape
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Drawing the shape
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More of a Billiard, but...
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Cutting around ' borders
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More like it now
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Accurate measuring
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Cutting off wood
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Chamber diameter
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More precise than this!
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Rounding off the bowl
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More like it now
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Sanding away starts
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More like a pipe
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Checking for balance
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Adjusting the machine
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Make a home for ' tenon
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It's a saddle mouthpiece
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Trimming it to ' right fit
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Acrylic away
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"File"-tuning!!
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Draught hole... in hand!
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Smoothen up of tenon
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Yeah! It's right!
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Bore for the logo
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Where's the logo?!
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In with ' briar rod
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Fitting the briar logo
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First stain
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Take stain off!
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Oh no! A sandpit!
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Boring tob. chamber
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Deeper & deeper
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Time to measure it
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Deeper... again!
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Almost there?
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Not quite.
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More diggin'
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And voilą!
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More Smoothening up
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Boring the shank
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A longer drill
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Second stain
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Marco looks happpy!
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Second stain off!
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More trimming
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Smoothen tob. chamber
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Third stain
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Third stain off
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Notice the difference?!
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More mouthpiece filing
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Final stain
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Inside bowl again
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Polish, stage one
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Polish, stage two
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Stamping
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Moretti - Recanati
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Marco IS happy!
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Sorry, this baby is...
Mine, mine, mine!

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