Adam Davidson, U.S.A.
by Luca di Piazza
Our visit to Adam Davidson was just a couple of days before the Richmond Show and he was finishing a few pipes to bring there. In the next pictures you can see a little of how Adam's make his beautiful Bamboo shank pipes.
Adam selects the right piece of bamboo
Drilling the air hole in the piece of bamboo
Facing one of the sides of the bamboo
Cutting the steel tube for the junctions
Sanding the tube a little bit
Connecting the bowl to the Bamboo shank
The funny way Adam has to check the right proportion for the mouthpiece
Drilling the ebonite mouthpiece
Drilling the slot
Modelling the first part of the mouthpiece
Adam models and refines his mouthpieces totally by hands
Refining the lips