When a pipemaker earns a couple of affectionate nicknames, handles with origination as diverse as the popular music culture and a Mel Gibson cinematic guilty pleasure, that carver surely has a lot of game. Taking a gander at the amazing bamboo Billiard presently on your screen, is it any wonder that pipe collectors regard Bruce “The Boss” Weaver, as the real
“Master Blaster”? Who run Briartown?
When it comes to sandblasts, Bruce does. And he doesn't need a giant in an iron mask to do it - just his own know-how and an air compressor.
Is there any observation I can contribute, regarding the staggering quality of this blast and grain, that wouldn’t result in a “No guff, Chet” thought, over on your side? Maybe I need to point to a great shape? OK, how about the sublime manner in which bamboo pairs with an obsidian blast?
Didn’t think so.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves