My name is Nate King. I was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico but now reside in Indianapolis, Indiana. I began smoking pipes in the fall of 2007 with a good friend. Not having my own pipe, I borrowed one of his. I tried a simple aromatic blend, likely Lane 1Q, but its taste really piqued my interest! I went with my friend to a local ‘smoke shop’ and bought my first pipe kit. I then started buying pipes I liked in lots at antique stores and later from sites on the Internet.
After collecting pipes for a while, I began restoring and selling a few online. The process of restoring these estate pipes sparked a passion for pipe design and inspired me to try making one of my own. I bought a pre-drilled kit from a local shop and started shaping it. Around that time I met another pipe maker, Wayne Teipen, who lives near me. I have spent many hours at his shop, and he has given me invaluable advice about the craft of pipe making. After completing my first pipe, I was hooked!
As a child, I traveled with my parents to IndyCar races. In 1997, I began working in auto racing as a transmission specialist and as an essential part of a pit crew. Precision and attention to detail is of utmost importance in order to succeed in these positions.
In 2007, I decided to change careers after becoming travel weary. I then started working on aircraft, where precision is still important, but efficiency and sleek design are incorporated in an astounding way. I find their design and the flair they incorporate very inspirational.
The style of vintage items, especially those from the 40s and 50s, have a fit and finish that relied heavily on the use of design fundamentals. This foundation allows these designs to remain timeless and relevant today. I enjoy studying the history of these vintage items as well as the newer items they inspired in order to push the limits of my designs.
Precision, attention to detail, efficiency, sleek design based on the fundamentals and a passion to learn drives my inspiration in pipe making. I hope you enjoy my work and can take something from it.
Beautiful pipe. Stunningly gorgeous birdseye. I have not smoked ...
Beautiful pipe. Stunningly gorgeous birdseye. I have not smoked it yet. But it is a Castello so it should be an outstanding smoker.
A very nice pipe. The refurbishing work is second to none - the pipe ...
A very nice pipe. The refurbishing work is second to none - the pipe indeed looks as new. Also the shipping service (via FedEx) has been without any problems with very good information along the way. I have bought estate pipes from Neatpipes.com before (and since) and it will certainly not be the last time I shall look for new or estate pipes from you.
Complimenti alla NEATPIPES. La pipa è come nuova, rispondente in ...
Complimenti alla NEATPIPES. La pipa è come nuova, rispondente in tutto alla descrizione e la consegna è stata accurata e rapidissima. Grazie!!
This was my first time purchasing fro NeatPipes and all I can say ...
This was my first time purchasing fro NeatPipes and all I can say is WOW. Fantastic pipe at a phenomenal price. I got the product super quick. I am definitely a satisfied customer and will buy from them again.
My first Don Carlos pipes - and they are great! Thanks a lot, quick ...
My first Don Carlos pipes - and they are great! Thanks a lot, quick handling and delivery - super! Greetings to Luca - till next time, Robert