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[[Image:STKuo.jpg|thumb|200px|left]]Hello everybody my name is ST Kuo, "Santaroko Pipes" was my pipes brand name, I am came from Taiwan the one have passion on pipes making and retired from "Storage Networking one of the very hot IT business", I love pipes since i was 30.  
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[[Image:STKuo.jpg|thumb|200px|left]]Hello everyone my name is ST Kuo, I make HAND MADE smoking pipes under the name "Santaroko Pipes". I live in Taiwan and after working for many years in IT Storage Networking (which is a very hot topic in the computer industry), I was able to retire and pursue my true love of making pipes, it is what truly inspires me and allows me to express my creativity. I have loved the artistry and craftsmanship of pipes since I was a much younger Man,and now I can do this for my own satisfaction and hopefully for yours as well.  
  
More than 30 countries had been traveled and collected pipes when I saw the one admired me. A whisper always surrounded me said "make your own pipes" when I faced my serious stepping in my life which is "retirement" what you do then ? sitting my balcony watching sunset everyday. NO, I would not do that, I decide to chase my interest, "Pipes Making", Well Lucky me, here I am !  this is the strength to put me on the track to making pipes today.  
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I have traveled to over thirty Countries seeking pipes for collecting and admiring the craftsmanship of others, but as I found pipes that really appealed to me, a little voice inside my head kept telling me ... "You should make your OWN pipes, this is what you are destined to do!"
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Shortly after this revelation I came to a point in my life that allowed me to do exactly that, I was able to retire early from the large company I spent so much of my life at,and pursue my OWN dream and make it a reality.
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Most would just sit on their balcony and watch the Sunset, but I have a burning desire to create, to see where my dream will lead me, and now after some time has gone by, I have made many pipes, used my imagination to not just make a standard pipe, but to experiment with different designs and materials that just come to me, and I've gotten much encouragement from not just local people but also from people all over the world, so I must be doing everything right.  
  
The pipes knowledge I learnt from is this the very webs (Pipedia - a wiki for Pipes) that help me lots, I could say its my mentor. there is another webs helped me "youtube", the practice I learnt lots. Of course one very important fact that give my hands feelings(a real experiences I could touch )the pipes which I collected years ago. They are really masterpieces from master makers.
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The knowledge I have gained from this very site (Pipedia) along with Wiki for Pipes, YouTube and other information on-line,it's like having many  Mentors, each giving me more ideas, and I love to experiment with all sorts of different materials and methods learned from all of these very talented Pipe makers who so generously share some of their techniques. There is something very satisfying about taking some materials and transforming it into a work of art that also will give the owner a wonderful smoking experience.
  
  

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Hello everyone my name is ST Kuo, I make HAND MADE smoking pipes under the name "Santaroko Pipes". I live in Taiwan and after working for many years in IT Storage Networking (which is a very hot topic in the computer industry), I was able to retire and pursue my true love of making pipes, it is what truly inspires me and allows me to express my creativity. I have loved the artistry and craftsmanship of pipes since I was a much younger Man,and now I can do this for my own satisfaction and hopefully for yours as well.

I have traveled to over thirty Countries seeking pipes for collecting and admiring the craftsmanship of others, but as I found pipes that really appealed to me, a little voice inside my head kept telling me ... "You should make your OWN pipes, this is what you are destined to do!" Shortly after this revelation I came to a point in my life that allowed me to do exactly that, I was able to retire early from the large company I spent so much of my life at,and pursue my OWN dream and make it a reality. Most would just sit on their balcony and watch the Sunset, but I have a burning desire to create, to see where my dream will lead me, and now after some time has gone by, I have made many pipes, used my imagination to not just make a standard pipe, but to experiment with different designs and materials that just come to me, and I've gotten much encouragement from not just local people but also from people all over the world, so I must be doing everything right.

The knowledge I have gained from this very site (Pipedia) along with Wiki for Pipes, YouTube and other information on-line,it's like having many Mentors, each giving me more ideas, and I love to experiment with all sorts of different materials and methods learned from all of these very talented Pipe makers who so generously share some of their techniques. There is something very satisfying about taking some materials and transforming it into a work of art that also will give the owner a wonderful smoking experience.



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