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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


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Overall Rating 4.83 out of 5 Based on 41 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Hobby Blocks”

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5 out of 5
First pipe
It takes time to make a masterpiece 😊
5 out of 5
Pipe
Good
5 out of 5
As pictured
Nice little piece of wood. Very fun to carve an original design
5 out of 5
Excellent for beginners
I've just recently taken up making pipes. I'm not a smoker. I just like the hobby. Hobby Blocks from Pipes and Cigars are the best for beginners.
5 out of 5
Hobby block
Awesome product with a great price
4 out of 5
Nice starting blocks
Still working on the two hobby blocks I purchased but they are both nice starting point. Stems are snug and block is nice briar
5 out of 5
Very pleased
Quick turn around , quality products I highly recommend
5 out of 5
Such a great item!!!
I have purchased several of these blocks (not just straight) recently and after shaping my own with just a bench top belt sander, some files and a little elbow grease, all I can say is you owe to yourself to make your own. Perfect downtime event and i really wish I could post some pictures. I like my pipes to be natural (unstained), chunky and sitters. At the price point, and if you have an ounce of creativity you really can make yourself a great smoker you will enjoy. Thumbs up to P&C for offering these.
5 out of 5
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It was great fun personalizing my pipe.
5 out of 5
Great deal
Easy and fun. Retired and have pipe collection. This one made to what I like and smokes great. The only thing did not like was the stem or bit was to large for me so traded it out for another. Always kept them from old pipes that I have broken. Fixing to buy another and do it again (used a dremel)
5 out of 5
Pipe Carving
The hobby block was a great addition to my collection. This was my first attempt at carving my own pipe. Great success and looking forward to make my another.
5 out of 5
Good deal,just take your time and make your dream pipe!
I bought this block of briar because I have always wanted to make a straight pipe with thick sides.I received it this morning and after checking the block I started to see what shape I wanted.I used a dremel to cut out a rough shape and then gently finished the pipe to the shape I wanted.Once finished I sanded it to its final shape,then polished it to a nice shine.It looks really good and the grain looks great.I am really pleased how it turned out and have already started to break it in.It smokes well and the bowl keeps cool and I love the bit that comes with it,nice and thick and wide.Cant wait to buy another one to add to my rotation.Buy one you wont be disappointed.
5 out of 5
Still working on it
I'm still working on what I hope will be the best pipe in my collection.
5 out of 5
beautiful grain
I like them, Beautiful grain
5 out of 5
Good quality product
I have to admit I was suprised by the quality of the wood. No crack or off color blemishes.
5 out of 5
I'm taking my time...
...and I still haven't finished it. Too many hobbies, I guess. I'm taking my time with this one.
5 out of 5
A Good Buy at the Sale Price...
I finally bought one of the Hobby Blocks because they were on sale. I have to say it was a good buy at that price, but, not at the usual price. I am taking my time and trying to make something I will not be ashamed of. I am using a combination of a Dremel for the general shape and some manual carving knives for the finish work. Briar is very hard wood! So far, so good. I will no doubt buy more...depending on how this one turns out.
5 out of 5
I did it.
Every time I get on the P&C website or open one of your catalogs I would think of buying one of these blocks. A while back I finally took the plunge and bought one. Now I can't decide what to do with it. But, I'm preparing: I bought a few new bits for my Dremmel and study the block some more. I'll do it one day. Honestly I will.
5 out of 5
Beautiful grain pattern
The grain pattern is really quite beautiful. I can't wait to release the Half-Bent Dublin that hiding inside this block of briar.
5 out of 5
Very happy
The block had a few imperfections but I was able to cut them out, the finished pipe has a nice grain pattern and polished up nicely.
3 out of 5
Make your own Hobby Block Review
Decent piece of briar, could be a little bigger but the design I made turned out well. The draft hole was drilled in a manner that the stem did not align properly with the bowl. However; the bore and draft holes did align well and the pipe smokes very well.
5 out of 5
Sharp carving knife needed
Hard and tough is the only way to describe pipe briar. Carving this wood takes patients and a very sharp knife. A small riffler or small wood rasp will be helpful around the junction where the stem joins the bowl. The wood stands well to the knife and takes a high polish when sanded and rubbed. I didn’t apply any finish (bees wax would be good) to mine; just let the natural oils from my hand be the finish.
5 out of 5
Awsome!!!
You can't go wrong. They have my business for life
5 out of 5
Great Company !
Great service. Great products, good prices, fast shipping. Everything you need . Keep doing good job and I'll be back. Thank you guys!
5 out of 5
AWESOME
It was everything I was hoping for will be purchasing again!
5 out of 5
fantastic block for homemade Pipe
Block was nice size and fairly clean. Was able to create the pipe I wanted. Would buy another.
5 out of 5
Fun
I bought and made two pipes, they were quality pieces of briar and I will be buying more soon.
5 out of 5
hobby blocks by jerome schillaci
great price, excellent quality,perfect size for a husky pipe,wet block first to see grain pattern,i got a complete straight grain.
5 out of 5
The block is cool, I
The block is cool, I am currently designing my newest pipe!
5 out of 5
Crafty Piece
This little crafty block is a beginners dream. It made my husband so happy, he eas able to finally make his own pipe without the extra tools for the bowl and stem. Thanks Pipes & Cigars, The Barfields and Easingwoods
5 out of 5
Product was just as advertised.
shipment was rapid.
4 out of 5
Good Piece of Briar
Working on finishing my pipe right now. The briar block was nice with minimal burs or imperfections which were removed entirely in the shaping of the pipe. The stem is very sturdy, I believe it is lucite, and good quality the only issue is it's a bit bulky especially if you are trying to make a lighter clincher pipe. If I had one major complaint it is that the pre drilled hole is a little narrow, it can probably be boared out more with the right tools or some sandpaper and patience but it would be nice to have the factory precision on the holes. Fast shipping from Pipes and Cigars and a good price compared to other sources online.
4 out of 5
Good block
The material was better than the last one I received which had 2 huge pits that ended up affecting the design of my pipe which was disappointing. This time, no pits and the grain was pretty good. Only thing I wish was different is the bit wasn't so wide on the stem. I feel like it makes what would be a very attractive pipe into something that looks cheesy. I would probably buy again until Mr. Brog brings back the bent hobby blocks for sale.
5 out of 5
Nice website, good execution.
Your website was easy to use and the product was promptly delivered. Thanks.
4 out of 5
First time wood carver
When I ordered this I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had never done any woodworking in my life and thought tis would be a good place to start. While I am still working on the pipe after several( I have no power tools and my work bench is the top of my AC unit) it has become a labor of love and I look forward to getting to smoke it soon. I found the holes to maybe be off center some but not sure if that is me or the way it was drilled but over all it appears to be a good pipe and something I have enjoyed trying and look forward to get another one once the first one is done and I have a better idea of what and how to make my get one.
5 out of 5
Looks Great. Can't Wait.
The hobby block looks great. I'm waiting for a break in the chaos to mill it down to a nice heavy poker, but all the holes are straight with a nice deep bowl.
5 out of 5
Great kit for making a custom smoking pipe
I ordered the half bent kit, which came with a mid-length stem having a comfortably wide mouthpiece. This is perfect for me as I like to hold my pipes in my mouth. The briar block is large enough that it allowed me to use a good amount of imagination when choosing the shape. My block was completely free from any voids or splits, and it smokes very nicely. This was my first attempt at carving a pipe using a kit like this. Anyone looking for a an inexpensive way to make their own unique pipe should give this a try. This is now my favorite in my rotation.
5 out of 5
Pipe block
Great price great product
5 out of 5
Great pipe project kit
The briar block I received with this kit was free from blemishes, cracks, gaps, or splits. It came as a fairly good sized block allowing me freedom to carve a custom shape pipe of medium size. The stem is medium length and the mouthpiece fairly wide allowing for a comfortable grip. After fine sanding and polishing I finished my pipe with leather dye and carnuba wax. This was my first try at carving my own pipe and I'm very happy with the look and the way it smokes. I'd recommend this kit to anyone looking to build a personalized smoking pipe.
4 out of 5
Nice poker
Received my half bent block today. Everything looked good, nice stem, air hole drilled correctly for unrestricted flow. Proceeded to layout out pipe design and make initial cuts. I ran into some pitted areas in the briar when I got into more detailed shaping of the bowl which was okay because I used a rusticated finish on the bowl which incorporated the pitted areas. Can't wait to stain and polish the pipe so I can break it in. All and all I ended up with a nice poker style bowl although not perfect due to my inexperience but definitely one that has character.
5 out of 5
Half Bent Hobby Pipe
The wood has a nice grain to it and polishes beautifully. Makes a great little pipe with a thick walled bowl. I am very pleased with the result.