My friends dad wants me to hand make him a pipe out of domestic wood. He got the idea from the native American pipes, that there must be a native wood to use. I am totally clueless on what kind of wood to use. I know that Briar was the traditional wood to use but is there other choices? I have read how to use ash from burnt wood to make a almost cement like mixture to rub inside the bowl for fire glazing but not what kind of wood to use.
Thanks for any kind of help you can give