I got a chuckle out of the thread title. I could just see you standing with your tiny whittling knife, in front of a huge 500-year-old tree, thinking "I'm a-gonna make me a pipe out-a this here tree ... " and whittlin' away the whole thing until you are left with a pipe.
You don't need the whole tree ... just a small chunk o' wood!!
(Yeah, I know you know that ... but still. Anyhow, good luck!!)
Be there or be square. Only I can do both!
I've got a cat named Beefeater and a dog named Beefeater, and two goldfish called Beefeater and Beefeater. There's Beefeater my hamster and Beefeater my horse, and my piglet, known as Beefeater of course.
Veteran of the Great Irisch Moos Campaign of 2008-09