Stevenson, Alan

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Alan Stevenson, a pipemaker from Wisconsin, is known for his high quality hand made pipes in classic shapes. His trademark hand cut Cumberland stems are a favorite among those who own one or more of his finely crafted pipes. His pipes have a reputation for being some of the best smoking pipes available and their quality is well above their selling price. Alan is a rather modest individual when it comes to his pipe crafting skills, as evidenced from his quote below.

Example, courtesy Doug Valitchka

Quoted from the Alan himself:

"My Name is Alan Stevenson and I live in Wausau, WI.

I am a very late bloomer for a pipe maker. Have been smoking a pipe since college in 1966. I have always wanted to try making a pipe, so after 30+ years in industry I have retired to my little corner of the garage. Pipemaking for me has really involved a steep learning curve which I have only begun to climb. My background is math, physics and chemistry, I had never touched a wood or metal lathe in my life. Starting at nearly 60 is tougher than most would think.

I had tried my hand at a couple of kits from Mark Tinsky and enjoyed working on them. So I paid the kindly Mr. Tinsky a visit in Helena. Mr. Rad Davis was there at that time as well and for a few days I had the privilege of learning a little about pipemaking from these two gentlemen. I left Helena with a couple of pipes, abunch of briar and some stems and return to finish working on my shop. About 2 years ago I got my nice metal lathe and set about learning how to hand cut a stem. If I ever learn to do that correctly then I might consider that I am a pipemaker. Till that time I am still learning."

Contact Informatiom:

Alan Stevenson
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401
USA
Telephone: 715 - 432 - 6215 
E-mail: stevalla@charter.net