Story

Fire In The Briar

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

Pipe Carving Kit

$89.99
4.5
45 reviews

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
We’ve got fun diabolical wrapping options for every occasion. Add one during checkout to make his gift extra special!

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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Story

Fire In The Briar

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

Customer Reviews

    5.0
    Sandon
    Dec 25th 2023
    Item not shipped

    Wow, I ordered this crate for my brother on the 2nd of December and they waited until less than a week before Christmas to email me that it is out of stock. I have been busy as work so I did not see the email saying my money had been refunded. When I asked my brother if he liked his gift, he said “what gift?” Terribly run business, I will never buy anything from Man Crates again. I will also tell everyone I know to not order from this disorganized, unreliable business.

    Thanks for nothing,
    Sandon

    Order # N15229301

    5.0
    Steve Johnson
    May 15th 2021
    refill kit

    Been looking for a refill kit for over a year what to make more pipes and only need the pipe base and stem I already have the tools and vise.

    5.0
    John
    Apr 18th 2021
    Multi day and still fun!

    Received as gift for Christmas and would work on it once in a while out in garage when it wasn’t too cold. Really liked that all the tools are added to my workshop, they are not one use and done tools. However I did decide to eventually use some power tools for shaping. Brought it in house this week as I am now going through the grades of sandpaper to improve the finish- wife was impressed with shape! I sand the pipe while she works on a yarn project, which will keep me from rushing through this part. I read the reviews before starting, holes are drilled well and I was slow and careful with cuts. She has bought me a pipe before, but the standard size is small, just larger then the bowl. I am making this with more material under the bowl, I realize weight is greater, but I can hold with 2 fingers and thumb- instead of the commercial pipes which is one and thumb. Great gift!! Have now sent different man crates to father in law and son- everyone loved em!

    5.0
    Daniel Faraci
    Jan 17th 2021
    Best Christmas gift

    Got the kit from my sister and apparently she got the last one available for a while, I started on it the next day and was done about 2 days later. The files, saw, and sandpaper were all pretty good quality I can't say anything about the vice because I used my own but if you're looking for a good all around set you can't beat this one. Highly recommend it

    5.0
    Don’t post my name as this was a gift.
    Dec 24th 2020
    5 stars for service

    I got a pipe kit for my birthday. The tools are ok quality. They can be used again for sure The briar block was not drilled very accurately. I carved the pipe. It came out nice. But the bowl had a sand pit and fell apart. I emailed mail crate and they sent me a replacement no questions asked. Excellent service. The replacement came and the stem was glued into the block of wood. That is strange. I was able to pull it out but it broke in the process. I can use the first stem there is nothing wrong with it. The holes into second clock was worse than the fist. Odd. The stems are some kind if plastic not vulcanate. Oh well it is fun to carve. I will use the files and vice again but The core of the box though is low quality. Pipe making stores sell seconds, my guess is they blocks are seconds.

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