Thanks. I consider this more of a learning project than a smoking project but 1 of my co-workers said he'd like it for his collection, he has a collection old hand made pipes from his grand father. So it'll fit right in. Things I learned from making this.
1. Get a tobacco chamber drill bit. I used a 3/4" round nose router bit to get a concave bottom to the chamber.
2. Facing the stem freehand is a pain!
there's a small gap at the bottom of the stem that I couldn't get to close.
3. Get a sanding disk/buffing wheel for my lathe when it arrives and gets set up. An 1/8" wide 3/4" diameter felt wheel on a Dremmel can only do so much.
I had ordered a small lathe for other wood working projects (pens/bowls/etc) so once that is up and running that make a huge difference in what I can do.