Lignum Vitae Pipes?
I began to wonder what woods can be used to make pipes (thinking about making my own). I thought maybe briar is commonly used because its the most popular dense wood for pipe making. After a quick google search I found there are many heavy/dense woods that exist in this world. Aside from wondering why briar is the most common, I wish to know what other woods people have.
I noticed Lignum Vitae specifically is arguably the densest wood on the planet (again, based on my quick google search). Why is it that this wood is not more popular if not as popular as briar? Its actually quite a pretty wood, polishes beautifully, and ages nicely.
Does anyone have a pipe made of Lignum Vitae?
Anyone have any comments on this wood?
I'm just curious to know what others think...
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