Alexandr Bondarev was born in St.Petersburg, Russia, but since 2017 lives and works in Riga, Latvia. He makes tobacco smoking pipes since 2011.
Alexandr graduated from school of arts and intended to devote my life to art, to become an artist or, rather, a sculptor. Yet he was better at math and physics, so he decided to go to Technics University. Alexandr worked few years as web-designer, now his primary occupation is a web-programmer. Pipe making was just a hobby, now evolved into beloved half-time job.
Alexandr makes 3-6 pipes a month. He uses italian briar from Mimmo. He prefers straight classical shapes, most with long shank (canadians, liverpools), doesn't make nosewarmers. The inside diameter of draught-hole is 4mm (a little more because of grinding), air holes in stems are cone-shaped.
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