Colors

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nce I have finished making a pipe, be it rusticate, sandblast or smooth, I begin thinking about the color. Whether to color or not I adopt different solutions to exalt the intrinsic characteristics of the Briarwood and the pipe. All the rusticates, sandblasts and smooth pipes can be colored, naturally or with only some colored parts. I prefer leaving the rusticates and sandblasts natural so that the wood can assume "a color" or an amber tint due to the oils on the smoker's hand. The smooth pipes are almost always colored.



Colors


I use only natural colors that are not aggressive to the wood and normally use light or dark brown with different hues. When coloring pipes with birdseyes, flames or other Briarwood characteristics I use a "double coloring" technique that brings out these finishes.

Colors