Gearing up for Pipe Show Season!!
Its just about that time of the year folks, where all the pipe makers begin stocking up materials and preparing for the hard pushes ahead. More and more we begin to panic as show dates approach, causing anxiety levels to spike. One way to offset this mad dash is to prepare, starting with squirreling pipes away as soon as you are able. The more you have saved up for show season the better off you are. With that being said I am begging to make my push working longer and longer days towards full pipe cases, always telling myself that the extra hours can only do me good. I enjoy taking the hour or two I have to update this site, it comes as a welcome break from my usual routine of pipe making always and only. I have gotten much better at pacing myself and keeping things progressing steadily. Really helpful when preparing for a rigorous schedule. speaking of which, here is mine for the year:
May 2-6: CPCC Int’l Pipe and Tobacciana Expo
August 24-25: NASPC Swap & Sell Pipe Show
September 21-23: GKCPC Pipe & Tobacco Show
October: ChengDe, China Pipe & Tobacco Show ** Dates TBA **
November 10-11: West Coast Pipe Show 2018
Since the holidays are behind us it is much easier to dedicate the time needed to really get back to production. As I sit here and write this I realize I have some long months ahead and I am grateful for the small break we have had sporadically over the last 2 months. I have stocked the shelves and prepped the briar. Many good things to come as I make my push for the 2018 show season! Stay tuned..