Split a chunk out of the log with an axe. Cut it to about 4" with a saw so I had a 2x4x3 block. I drilled the hole for the bowl then started to round it with the axe. Rough cut the rest of the bowl and stem on a band saw to within about 1/4-1/8" of where I wanted it. Rasp, Dremel, and sandpaper. Dremel tool was key.
Thanks for the info. I have a Dremel tool, rasps and everything but a band saw but I have access to one..I have some Hickory in my shop might give a pipe a shot later just to have something to mess with, I used to smoke a pipe long years ago but I quit with tobacco in 1973..