johara34 wrote: ↑Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:08 amHey guys, I'm brand new to the forum here. A friend of mine keyed me in to your existence, and I'm so very happy to have found this place. What a wonderful idea to tie together these specific life elements...I look forward to many good conversations here.
So, I had to chuckle as I read this particular thread, as I happen to be the guy in the pipe making video. I'm glad that some of you enjoyed it and that some of you found elements of it hilarious, because those were my reactions to seeing it as well. By way of a short explanation, and in order to attempt to reclaim your first impression of me from the video, I should tell you that though I'm in the video, I didn't have much to do with it.
I started making pipes quietly a few years ago (Tyler, if you're reading this, thank you for those initial conversations...they were invaluable in both their content and encouragement), mostly for myself and friends as a way to learn and practice the craft. One of those pipes went to friend of a friend who happened to be tossing around the idea of opening a high end men's boutique in my city of residence. One thing led to another, and I agreed to produce small batches of pipes for them.
When their store opened, they asked if they could come to my shop to shoot a promotional video about the pipemaking process, as they believed (I think correctly) that their clients would find it interesting, and would impart perceived value on a handmade product.
All that is to say, the hipsterotica video that came out of that (and the, shall we say, slightly over dramatic write up) about myself and my pipes is absolutely perfect for the crowd they are selling to, but it's not really my style.
So, if you would kindly allow me to reintroduce myself here, then I would say that I'm a man of deep faith and conviction who has been blessed beyond measure with a great family, and the ability to pursue a passion for woodworking that grows each time I step into my shop. I'm just a dude...and I make pipes and furniture...and I love every second of it.
If all goes well, maybe you WILL hear about me again. But don't expect it too soon. For the most part, I'm still quietly making small batches of pipes and refining my process and skills. And these days, you're just as likely to find me doing artisanal diaper changes for my kids as you are to find me making dust in my shop. And you know what, that's just fine by me...
Best to all,
You are a good guy, Jesse, and most welcome here!
Being able to take a good-natured poke and laugh at yourself comes in handy, always, and says a great deal about your character.
Hipsterotica should be the Miriam Webster word of the year!
Should you ever want pointless, artisanal fishing flies, I have some I tied during deep meditation that have been seasoned with time, brushed over with sacred sage, and only shown to fellow free-range, vegan anglers who angle with pointless hooks and whose auras proved them worthy.
They can be had for $2,655.99 per dozen. A bargain, really, when you consider their spiritual value.
I can be contacted through astral projection.