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We Make Pipe Stems
Custom Made To Order
Flat or Round Pipe Stems


Pipe Stem Maker
Jerry Fretwell
Your Pipe Stem Maker

YOU CHOOSE
Wood, Style, Size, & Finish

For Your Native American Pipe
or
Other Pipe Bowl

Order Pipe Stem
$35 -$125.
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CUSTOMER COMMENTS

"Jerry,

It arrived on Friday - Thank you so much for making such a beautiful Pipe Stem and Fringe Bag. I'm very happy with the way they turned out. I also appreciated the fabulous packing job you did as well as the note. I'll be sure to pass the word on Fretwell Stems / Bags within my Tiospaye.

Walk in Balance ;-) "

~~ Rob Horsely
USA
Pipe Stem and Fringe Bag



Native American Flute Bag   Leather Fringed
Carrying Bags

  Cedar
Storage
Boxes


"I came home for a short break from a Sundance ceremony and found my stem and cd had arrived. The stem is beautiful and as I work it so the insert is correct size for my Canupa I will feel its energy and become its brother.

~~ Larry Marlow
USA
Pipe Stem and Music CD



"Good Morning,
... I JUST LOVE MY NEW STEM. SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am in the process of doing some wood burning design of Bear Paws and a Celtic design Band.
Thank you so very much for your great work. I will always keep you in my Pipe Prayers!!
I have been telling everyone in my circle about your great site!!!! I will be back myself too!

Many Blessings Light and Prayers"

~~ Gwendolyn Karan
USA
Osage Orange - Pipe Stem



Hi Jerry.
Just emailing to say I received my Pipe Stem today. It is absolutely beautifully made and the wood grain is gorgeous. Thank you so much, and I shall be recommending you to friends in the UK.
All the Best!

~~ Rachael Haines
United Kingdom
Eastern Cedar - Pipe Stem


CHOOSE WOOD, STYLE, SIZE, AND FINISH
  When you order your pipe stem, it will be made just for you. Our pipe stems are hand crafted by us. They are not mass produced.  

  Flat Pipe Stems   Round Pipe Stems  
 
Flat Pipe Stems
 Standard Lengths: 11"-23"
Insert is 2".
Price: $35 - $105
  Round Pipe Stems
Standard Lengths: 11"-23"
Insert is 2".
Price: $45 - $125
 

Prices vary according to style, wood choice, and size.
Special Size Orders Welcome!

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CHOOSE YOUR WOOD
Standard Woods
Most of our hardwoods and exotics we purchase from a speciality store about an hour away from our home. We hand pick each piece. We look for unique and beautiful grain patterns as well as exceptional color. We purchase our Eastern Cedar wood from a local young man. He cuts and mills the cedar from here in the Ozarks. Some of our rare and exotic woods, we purchase from other sources around the country.

Non-Standard Woods
Most wood will make a wonderful pipe stem.
Email or call us (417-535-6032) to choose woods not shown on our website such as: Koa, Curly Koa, Honey Mesquite, Black Mesquite, Quina, Wenge, Spanish Cedar, Redwood, Sapele, Quilted Sapele, Rose woods, & Quatersawn woods.

Wood Special To You
If you have a piece of wood that's special to you, send it to us and we will make your pipe stem from that piece. Some of our customers go to their local wood store and choose their own piece of wood. Wood grain and color are unique to each board that is cut. Each piece of wood has it's own unique spirit. When you can see and touch the piece of wood, the spirit of the wood can talk to you.
     
 

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CHOOSE YOUR STYLE - Round or Flat
We can make your pipe stem flat with rounded edges or completely round.
     
 

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CHOOSE YOUR SIZE

Our standard stems are 1 1/2 " wide. They vary in length (11"-23") including the 2" long insert. The insert is tapered to 1/2" wide.

You will want the fit of the insert to be snug in the hole of your bowl. You will need to use sand paper to make the final adjustment in the size of the insert to ensure a snug fit. Start sanding with heavy grit sandpaper ( 80 grit). It's a process consisting of: sand a little, test the fit, sand a little, test the fit etc... As you get close to the finished size, use 100 grit. Finish it off with a 220 grit for smoothness. The insert is tapered. It should not go all the way in.

     
 

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CHOOSE YOUR FINISH
Most people prefer unfinished wood for pipe stems. If you choose to have a finish on your pipe stem, we will use Shellac. Over a period of several days, we apply several thin coats of non-toxic, humanly edible shellac to your pipe stem. (It's the same shellac that is used in the food industry when making licorice candy.) Clear shellac lets the natural grain pattern and color of the wood stand out. Your pipe stem will have a soft shine.
     
  *  SPECIAL - SIZES, SHAPES, AND WOOD BURNINGS
We specialize in custom fit pipe stems.We can make your pipe stem as thin as a pencil or as thick as you would like. If you need a non-standard size or shape, Email or call us (417-535-6032). We can wood burn Feathers, Birds, Animals, A Name, A Saying etc. onto your pipe stem.


PIPE STEM IN THE PICTURE
Curly Maple Pipe Stem with Brown Bear Wood Burning
     
  * Need to transport or store your pipe?
We can make you a Leather Fringed Bag or a Traditional Cedar Box.

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 WOOD GRAIN CLOSEUPS AND PRICING
 
Natural Colors and Grain Patterns
We have taken great care with our website images so that they are a good representation of the "true" color and grain patterns of the wood choices we offer. Wood naturally varies from piece to piece. The grain pattern and the shade of the color are things that vary slightly from piece to piece. The colors of the woods you see in our website images are what the wood looks like, naturally. We do not stain our pipe stems.
 
Pipe Stem Prices


/FLAT PIPE STEMS
1 1/2" wide with 2" insert

SMALL 
11"-15"
LARGE
17"-23"
.Cedar Woods    $35 $45
.Domestic Woods - USA  $40 $50
.Imported Woods and X-tra Hard Domestic Woods  $45 $55 
.Curly and Highly Figured Grain Woods - (Domestic and Imported)  $60 $70 
.Rare Woods  $75  $100




/ ROUND PIPE STEMS
1 1/2" wide with 2" insert

SMALL 
11"-15"
LARGE
17"-23"
.Cedar Woods    $45 $55
.Domestic Woods - USA  $50 $60
.Imported Woods and X-tra Hard Domestic Woods  $55 $65 
.Curly and Highly Figured Grain Woods - (Domestic and Imported)  $70 $80 
.Rare Woods  $100  $125

*All amounts are listed in United States Dollars (USD)

Cedar - Eastern
 Eastern Cedar Wood
 Cedar - Western
Western Cedar Wood
Ash  
 Ash  Wood

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $35
Flat 17"-23"  $45
Round 11"-15"  $45
Round 17"-23"  $55

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $35
Flat 17"-23"  $45
Round 11"-15"  $45
Round 17"-23"  $55

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $40
Flat 17"-23"  $50
Round 11"-15"  $50
Round 17"-23"  $60


Ash - Curly
Curly Ash Wood
 Birch 
Native American Flute - Birch  Wood
Birch - Flame
Flame Birch Wood

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $60
Flat 17"-23"  $70
Round 11"-15"  $70
Round 17"-23"  $80

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $40
Flat 17"-23"  $50
Round 11"-15"  $50
Round 17"-23"  $60

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $60
Flat 17"-23"  $70
Round 11"-15"  $70
Round 17"-23"  $80


Bloodwood
Bloodwood
 Bubinga
Bubinga Wood
Bubinga -Pomelle
Bubinga Pomelle Wood

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $60
Flat 17"-23"  $70
Round 11"-15"  $70
Round 17"-23"  $80


Canary Wood
Canary Wood
 Cherry
Cherry Wood
Cherry - Curly
Curly Cherry  Wood

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $40
Flat 17"-23"  $50
Round 11"-15"  $50
Round 17"-23"  $60

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $60
Flat 17"-23"  $70
Round 11"-15"  $70
Round 17"-23"  $80



 Juniper
Leopardwood
Leopardwood Wood
 Mahogany
Mahogany Wood

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $40
Flat 17"-23"  $50
Round 11"-15"  $50
Round 17"-23"  $60

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65


Maple
Maple  Wood
Maple - Curly
Osage Orange
 Osage Orange - bois d'arc Wood
Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $40
Flat 17"-23"  $50
Round 11"-15"  $50
Round 17"-23"  $60

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $60
Flat 17"-23"  $70
Round 11"-15"  $70
Round 17"-23"  $80

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65


Padauk
Padauk Wood
Red Heart
Redheart Wood
Sassafras
Sassafras Wood

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $40
Flat 17"-23"  $50
Round 11"-15"  $50
Round 17"-23"  $60


Walnut
Walnut Wood
Walnut - Curly
Curly Walnut Wood
Yellow Heart
YellowheartWood

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $40
Flat 17"-23"  $50
Round 11"-15"  $50
Round 17"-23"  $60

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $60
Flat 17"-23"  $70
Round 11"-15"  $70
Round 17"-23"  $80

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65


Oak - Red
Native American Flute - Red Oak Wood

Oak - White
White Oak Wood
Pink Ivory
 Pink Ivory Wood

 Pink Ivory Wood

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $40
Flat 17"-23"  $50
Round 11"-15"  $50
Round 17"-23"  $60


Red Oak can be the same color tone as white oak or it can have a pink/red hue to it. Each board is unique.

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $40
Flat 17"-23"  $50
Round 11"-15"  $50
Round 17"-23"  $60


What differentiates a piece of white oak from a piece of red oak is the "Tick Marks". White Oak has long lines as tick marks. Red Oak has short lines as tick marks.

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $75
Flat 17"-23"  $100
Round 11"-15"  $100
Round 17"-23"  $125


Pink Ivory has many shades of pink, salmon and pink/orange. Each piece of wood is unique. 


Purple Heart
Purple Heart Wood

Purple Heart Wood
Zebra Wood
Zebrawood

Zebrawood
Kingwood
Kingwood Wood

Kingwood Wood

Kingwood Wood

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65


Fresh cut purple heart is a bright red/purple color. Over time, as the wood it is exposed to air and sunlight, the tone of the purple color becomes a deeper darker shade of purple..

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65


Zebra Wood has two distinct grain patterns depending on the part of the tree that the board is cut from. Each board is unique. 

Style Length Price
Flat 11"-15"  $45
Flat 17"-23"  $55
Round 11"-15"  $55
Round 17"-23"  $65


Kingwood has two distinct grain patterns (Swirls and Stripes). The color tone can be a purple/brown or a blonde/brown. Each board is unique.



PIPE STEM BUILDING AND DELIVERY TIMES
Your pipe stem will be made especially for you when you place your order. Building your pipe stem takes several weeks. Transit time in shipping is dependant on your country's postal system and customs clearance process. We will email you with the tracking information when we ship your pipe stem.

Pipe Stem Arrival To You

U.S.A.  4-5 weeks
Africa 5-6 weeks
Australia 5-6 weeks
Canada 5-6 weeks
Czech Republic 6-7 weeks
Denmark  4-5 weeks 
France  6-7 weeks
Germany  5-6 weeks
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
5-6 weeks
Ireland 5-6 weeks
Italy 5-6 weeks
Netherlands 5-6 weeks
New Zealand 4-5 weeks
Spain  4-5 weeks
Sweden  4-5 weeks
Switzerland 4-5 weeks
All Other Countries 4-7 weeks

  International (non-U.S.A.) Transit Time

The delivery speed of the postal system in your country and the customs clearance time in your country determine how long your flute is in transit.
 
     





SHIPPING FEES - $15 US - Shipped within the U.S.A.

We ship using the U.S. Mail System. We ship using Priority Mail and Priority Mail International. Shipping and Handling Charges are based on U.S. shipments.

International Orders will be billed the additional postage fees.



Jerry Fretwell - Post Office

International Orders : Additional Postage Fees
The following is a listing of the additional postage fees that we pay for shipping packages outside of the U.S.A. If you live outside of the U.S.A., we will bill you the balance of the shipping charges after you place your order.

Africa $29
Australia $31
Czech Republic $30
Denmark  $25
France  $23
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland
$30
Ireland $25
Italy $25
Netherlands $23
New Zealand $29
Spain  $25
Sweden  $29
Switzerland $23
All Other Countries $25



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Order By Phone: 1-417-535-6032
 
 


 
 
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