Originally Posted by JCinPA
LOL remember, function always trumps aesthetics! just take your time. hell, i was petrified when imade my first pipes. and am glad I don't make em anymore as there are so many incredible pipe makers out there lol
and I sent thet link in case you had any Qs. Ken is a really really good guy, though it may take him a bit to get back to you.
I got a lathe chuck from him many moons ago
I have a feeling you'll surprise yourself :)
If you aren't grateful for what you've got, nothing that may be coming down the pike will likely do the trick for you.