Thoughts of a Full Time Pipemaker

Coming up on two years of being full time as a pipe maker, I have had a lot of time for reflection. I have learned a lot in these last 2 years about running a business, some things I would change and some I wouldn’t, but most of all I have learned that I will never be done learning about pipe making and running a small business. Pipe making can be challenging, there are days that I don’t want to be in the shop because I am frustrated on how a pipe is tuning out, but most days I cant wait to get to the shop to make an Idea a reality. To anyone wanting to get into pipe making as a hobby I say go for it! It can be very satisfying to make pipes for yourself.