My name is Scott Klein
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago IL, and have spent almost all of my life here so far. As a high school student I studied all aspects of mechanics and woodworking including: building construction, woodshop, automotive technology, small scale 3D design, electricity, and plumbing. Naturally, I am always looking for ways to sharpen and perfect my talents. After High school, I worked for 6 years in various trades doing painting, construction, and remodeling.
By chance one night my girlfriend and I were visiting her father, who was a good friend of Alex Florov. He introduced me to Alex’s website and through the night (and following weeks) I studied his work and determined I had a deep interest in attempting this great feat. Shortly after my initial mind blowing view of this I got in contact with Alex, and being a very generous and inspiring man, he agreed to teach me to make pipes from the beginning to end of the process.
As I got to skip the initial trial of pre-bored/assembled pipe kits, I have been lucky to jump right in to hand: turned, milled, and assembled pipes. This has given me a lot of free play to work and develop my artistic ability. All of my pipes are made from 100 percent raw materials from all over the world, completely handmade and assembled in the USA.
You might also enjoy listening to Brian Levine's interview with Scott on the Pipes Magazine Radio Show
Scott Klein Elk Grove Village, IL. 60007 Email: Scottspipes@gmail.com Website: http://scottspipes.com/