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Hobby Blocks


We are all, at one point or another, inclined to carve our own pipe. Some of us do it for the fun and others do it as an art form. Here at Pipes and Cigars we like to provide you with quality briar blocks that are pre-bored, fitted with a stem and have their chamber drilled. All you have to do is carve the exterior to your liking.

*** Each block has slightly different dimensions


Make Your Own Hobby Block Full
  • Make Your Own Hobby Block Full
  • Make Your Own Hobby Block Full
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$35.00
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$24.99
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Full
Make Your Own Hobby Block Semi
  • Make Your Own Hobby Block Semi
  • Make Your Own Hobby Block Semi
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Semi
Make Your Own Hobby Block Straight
  • Make Your Own Hobby Block Straight
  • Make Your Own Hobby Block Straight
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$35.00
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$24.99
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Straight
Overall Rating4.81 out of 5 Based on 27 Ratings

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5 out of 5
Love it
I purchased to fiddle with but I am going to leave it as is, it cracks me up as is and absolutely love it. I’m going to purchase a few more!
5 out of 5
Pre drilled briar blocks
I’m not a carver but I have produced 3 pipes using a hand saw, files and sandpaper. Each new pipe is prettier than the one before. Will try number 4 when they are back in stock.
4 out of 5
Good for the money. Stummel
Good for the money. Stummel is not straight sometimes
5 out of 5
Excellent value!
Excellent block for working! Thought I'd try my hand at carving my own pipe! Excellent stem fit, perfectly drilled. Excellent value!
5 out of 5
Finally!
I was excited to receive this Hobby Block pipe. I enjoy carving custom pipes and have been looking for a pre-drilled block to start my next pipe. This exactly filled the bill. I am looking forward to the full-bent stem set being available.
5 out of 5
Hobby Block straight
Should be a really interesting carve. Can not wait to start cutting on it.
5 out of 5
Fun Hobby
I’ve really enjoyed creating a unique pipe to add to my collection. This one in particular I was making for a friend. The designs you can make are only limited by you imagination and possibly by any plateaus that may be on the block. My PAD is strong when I’m making my own as my thoughts turn to the next one and when I’ll be able to buy another hobby block. Thanks for making these available again!
4 out of 5
the blocks are a little
the blocks are a little small for my style of pipes and limit my fashion of stem. The Briar is such that it has to maintain a reasonable thickness to contain the heat, plus it seems to char when lighting ,more than other briars I have used in the past. However, everything is as advertised, delivery and service was prompt and no hastle, I will purchase blocks in the future and likely reset my creative endeavors
5 out of 5
Will start carving when I
Will start carving when I am done with carving my rocking horse. Looks like a fine piece to work on. Will try and make a hand holding the bowl.
5 out of 5
What a great project! It’s
What a great project! It’s wood, of course there will be flaws in the grain etc, but there is enough briar here, that you can really shape it into just about anything!
5 out of 5
I've been been smoking it
I've been been smoking it like it is, smokes great. Hard to carve.
5 out of 5
Awesome
Not done yet but it’s been a lot of fun. Worth every penny!
5 out of 5
Fun Project
Really enjoyed shaping the pipe and making it my own. It smokes great too.
4 out of 5
Fun little project with some limitations
I purchased this with the intention of carving a dogs head pipe, using my own coon hound as my model. When I received it, it was apparent I would need a new plan. Unlike the block pictured, the was drilled very close to the front of the block, This positioning prevented me from doing the carving I had planned, but I am still happy with the product. I just changed my plan to a shape that could better take advantage of the geometry of the block. While it is still in progress, it is looking good.. I have it in a shape I like and just have to decide on a smooth finish, or decorative carving, The kit itself is very nice. the holes are clean and the stem fits very tight. I'll probably buy another sometime in the future.
5 out of 5
I like it a lot
I like it a lot but I ordered and paid for 2 straight blocks and 2 bent blocks and only recieved 1 of each. What happened, are you sending 1 more of each?
5 out of 5
WONDERFUL!
Bought one of these with EVERY intention of carving into it. NOPE! Plans have changed! I LOVE how it feels as just a solid chunk of briar in your hands! I smoke mine just the way it arrived!!!
5 out of 5
Not my first carving...
Block looks nice, it has nice grain lines and birdseye pattern, fir the cost. My only comment is it took 14 plus days to receive and I needed sooner because it was a birthday present. Maybe next time
5 out of 5
Carve it!
I thought the briar would be harder but it’s surprisingly easy to carve with a rotary tool. Smokes great, large chamber.
5 out of 5
Fun project
Fun little project and smokes really well
5 out of 5
Not that I know anything
Not that I know anything about it, but I have wanted to make my own pipe for a while. I just don't have a way to drill the bowl or the stem properly. But this is perfect. I'm still working on it and can't wait until I'm able to smoke it.
5 out of 5
Great Way to Get Started
This was a blast while on COVID-19 lock-down. Shaped my first pipe and now I'm hooked. As one site put it, "Pipe makers aren't addicted to tobacco, but they are addicted to making pipes." I get it now. And I'll be getting more of these.
4 out of 5
Quality Item
I bought this as a gift for a friend, the item seems like it is quality built, the only thing that kept me from rating 5 stars is that it just comes loose in a box, it seems like it would have some sort of packaging
5 out of 5
Lots of fun.
Wow these are fun. I carved a couple with a Dremel type rotary tool and they turned out great ( wood spirit and a skull). People laugh and think they are great. Going to buy a couple more.
5 out of 5
I like it!!
I like it!!
4 out of 5
Fun project
I bought this for my husband done he is artistic. He will have a unique pipe.
5 out of 5
Beautiful Wood! Bulky! Plenty of
Beautiful Wood! Bulky! Plenty of workable mass! Stem fits great! Can't wait to carve them up!!!
5 out of 5
My first hobby pipe
Had fun this weekend shaping my first hobby pipe. Went with the straight block and then shaped my version of a poker. Opted to finish as a rusticated pipe with teh Dremel to mask several imperfections on my part. Opted to stay natural and use beeswax which will darken over time. Ordering more and looking forward to more weekends of fun.
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