Whoa! Cool. My dad sent me this link, and I immediately thought, I know that pipe. That is his first blast. lol. I saw it on Pipemakers Forum. I really like the Shank/stem transition by the way.
I have been a member here forever, but I have just recently been thinking of joining Pipemakers forum to further my new hobby. If you don't mind I will post a couple pics of my newest (second) one.
Another thing, I liked the idea of your tamper so much, I thought I would copy the design if you would be okay with that. In fact I sent my dad a link to the picture a couple days ago because I really like the craftsmanship.
Does anyone actually read siglines?