Pipe Carving Kit

Fire In The Briar

Whether he's talking to a hand-carved pipe or a small child, there's no prouder…

more words in a man's vocabulary than, "I made you." Sure, he could commission a custom pipe to his exact specifications--and after that, he could pay another man to change his oil and tell him who to vote for...

No, he wants the experience and accomplishment of doing it himself. It's not just about gaining the perfectly-shaped pipe. It's about sleepless nights racking his brain for design inspiration or the countless hours (and band-aids) mastering a new carving technique.

It's about scratching that itch he's always had but could never name. Give him the gift of infinite possibilities: a pipe he'll know like the palm of his hand.

Achieve Your Pipe Dreams

The Fire in the Briar pipe-carving kit has all the goods and guidance to transform him into the Michelangelo of shaping stummels, starting with the pre-drilled briar block itself. Briar is the Hercules of the wood world, a hard, heat-resistant burlwood that could traverse the fires of hell with only a fine aroma to show for it. Any pipe worth its puff is made from this stuff.

Trying to carve this briar block bully with his trusty pocket knife would be as painstakingly fruitless as trying to get a good burn with damp tobacco. We've called in the big guns of power and precision: a cast iron bench vise, cross-cut blade pull saw, and hardened file and rasp set to forge his future puff buddy to his exact specifications.

Help him become the master of his own destiny one cut at a time with the Fire in the Briar pipe carving kit.

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In The Box

Pipe Carving Provisions

  • Briar Wood Pipe Block w/ Stem
  • Bench Vise
  • Cross-Cut Blade Pull Saw
  • Rasp & File Set

Pipe Perfecters

  • Pipe Carving Instruction Manual
  • Variable Grit Sand Paper
  • Wood Finish
How It Ships
Our Project Kit gifts ship in cardboard boxes.
In an awesome cardboard box. Corrugated C Flute cardboard with regular slotted style... told you it was awesome!

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Customer Reviews

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    Eric V Caldwell
    Jun 29th 2018
    Perfect Father's Day Gift

    Lost my small collection of pipes and my large collection of wood working tools in a house fire. So my boys gave me this kit. The vice was sturdy enough and held in place but was almost too small. The floating jaw was on its very last threads when clamping the work piece at its widest point. The rasp was absolutely pitiful quality. The files were nice enough. The saw did what it was designed for. Wound up carving a lot of it with my pocket knife. But it made a very serviceable pipe and I enjoyed the experience tremendously.

    May 25th 2018
    Decent kit

    I liked the kit but the biggest thing for me was that the bench vice is low quality. I had it tightened and yet the little ball and top piece would keep moving as I was cutting and sanding. It’s a bit harder to make precise cuts when you’re stuff is moving around and I was a bit disappointed. I bought it to try out a new hobby and I was a bit bummed at the price for a vice like that.

    Apr 15th 2018
    Quality materials. Fun project

    I got this awesome kit from Man Crates while deployed to Afghanistan. Not only was it really fun (and therapeutic) to carve away at the briar and watch the pipe take shape, but the quality of the materials and tools were surprisingly good. I would highly recommend this kit to anyone who enjoys pipe smoking, likes woodworking, enjoys artistic processes, or just someone who may appreciate a unique hobby project.
    I should also say that I had an issue with shipping to an APO and the Man Crates customer service was superior! Seriously, second to none. Here's to the rise of Man Crates and the resurgence of masculine and gentlemanly hobby of pipe smoking.
    I recommend The Country Squire for pipe tobacco.

    Apr 9th 2018

    My wife got this for my birthday. It came in yesterday and I finished it this afternoon. I’m very satisfied with it. It was a lot of fun to build. Tools are decent quality too.

    Annalyse Escalante
    Feb 20th 2018
    Awesome Father Fun

    My dad really loved this kit! Hours of entertainment! I had to pat myself on the back for getting this gift. He's already planning his next pipe.
    Only negative: he said the stem is cheap, and is going to buy a new one. Maybe that's something that can be improved in this kit.

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