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Nick Pancheau

Handcrafted pipes

Handcrafted pipes

Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas make one-of-a-kind pipes.

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Sean Thomas rough cuts the outline of a pipe

Sean Thomas rough cuts the outline of a pipe

Nick Pancheau, left, watches his fellow pipe maker Sean Thomas rough cut the outline of a pipe bowl in Pancheau’s shop on Billings’ West End.

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A pipe made by Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas

A pipe made by Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas

A pipe made by Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas. All of the pipes made by the pair use briar burl imported from Italy or Algeria.

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Pipe making

Pipe making

Pancheau and Thomas use leather stain to color their one-of-a-kind pipes.

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Pipes cover an area of the workbench

Pipes cover an area of the workbench

Finished and unfinished pipes cover an area of the workbench in the shop. It takes Pancheau and Thomas between eight and 12 hours to make a pipe from start to finish.

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A pipe made by Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas

A pipe made by Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas

Nick Pancheau, an architect, and Sean Thomas, an artist, combine their disciplines to create unique pipes.

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Nick Pancheau lays out a pipe

Nick Pancheau lays out a pipe

With a compass, Pancheau lays out a pipe in his wood shop.

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A pipe begins to take shape

A pipe begins to take shape

A pipe begins to take shape in Pancheau’s shop.

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A pipe made by Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas

A pipe made by Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas

Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas are guided, in part, by a client’s desires when designing a particular pipe.

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Nick Pancheau drills out a pipe bowl

Nick Pancheau drills out a pipe bowl

Pancheau drills out the bowl of a pipe.

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A pipe made by Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas

A pipe made by Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas

Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas collaborate to make pipes for their part-time enterprise, the Occasional Pipe Co.

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Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas enjoy a smoke

Nick Pancheau and Sean Thomas enjoy a smoke

Pipe makers Nick Pancheau, left, and Sean Thomas enjoy a smoke in Pancheau’s shop.

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Last of library asbestos removal bills will cost Billings $85,025

Last of library asbestos removal bills will cost Billings $85,025

With Monday’s Billings City Council approval for payment of a final $85,025.25 bill for asbestos removal at the old Parmly Billings Library, Library Director Bill Cochran said he thinks that’s the last of the payments.

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Teens, architects team up to study design in 3 dimensions

Teens, architects team up to study design in 3 dimensions

With the help of the Billings library TECH Center and a pair of Billings architects — one of them in training, the other practicing — a group of 10 Billings area teenagers learned last week how to design, render and print everyday items in three dimensions.

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