I stumbled across some stainless steel ice-cream scoops at Woodcraft and just had to get a few. I turned these mesquite handles for them. Now I just need some ice-cream to test them out. Might take a lot of testing to make sure they work well!
The owner of The Leaf, a pipe and tobacco shop in Abilene, TX, asked me to turn some pipe tampers out of mesquite. These tampers are buffed to a high gloss and finished with .45 ACP shell casings, which are also buffed.
If you don’t know what pipe tampers are, pipe smokers use them to tamp down the tobacco while they are smoking. Hand-crafted pipe tampers make great gifts and are always enjoyed by pipe smokers. If you would like to purchase a mesquite pipe tamper you can contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org Price is $25 each.