My name is Scott Klein
I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago IL. As a young man and high school student, I studied all aspects of the various trades, which consisted of: building construction, wood shop, automotive technology, small scale 3D design, electrical, and plumbing. Needless to say I am always looking for ways to sharpen and perfect my talents. After high school, I worked for 6 years in various trades including but not limited to: construction, custom woodwork, painting, and remodeling. One night, by chance, my ex-girlfriend and I were visiting her father, who was a good friend of Alex Florov. He was the first to introduce me to Alex’s website, and through the night (and following weeks) I studied his work and determined I had a deep interest in attempting this great feat. Shortly after my initial mind blowing introduction to pipes I got in contact with Alex, and being a very generous and inspiring man he agreed to teach me to make pipes from the beginning to end of the process.
As I got to skip the initial trial of pre-bored/assembled pipe kits, I have been lucky to jump right in to hand: turned, milled, and assembled pipes. This has given me a lot of free play to work and develop my artistic ability. All of my pipes are made from The finest materials from all over the world, and are completely handmade/assembled in the USA.
For now, my high grade pipes are stamped with my handwritten initials SK