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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyThu Dec 01, 2011 5:09 am

I couldn't wait to jump into the new briar blocks I got from Mark Tinksy... they were all full of potential, so I started with the non-plateau block first... (top)
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Things are going well...
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Re-worked the stem to a better fit for the shape of the pipe (that was interesting work...
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Voila...no blood this time! Cool
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Final thoughts: hit a massive defect in the wood, had to change design ideas to save it--another reason why the stem got re-worked. The stem also fits a touch loose...will this "tighten up" as I use it? I loved the red fading to natural briar on top of this, all I did was wax it a little after a very thinned coat of shellac, and I hope more color will come out as it is smoked. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Pipe two down, two to go! The self-teaching continues. So far I wish I had a band saw, a dust collector, and well... a workshop would be nice too. My "bench" is a guitar case on a keyboard stand--nothing but top-notch! Laughing
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jerwin

jerwin

Age : 39
Location : Hong Kong
Registration date : 2011-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyThu Dec 01, 2011 6:45 am

Looking good!
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dshpipes

dshpipes

Age : 36
Location : Durham, NC
Registration date : 2011-03-06

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyThu Dec 01, 2011 10:42 am

Hey man, good looking pipe! Let us know how it smokes.
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mark
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mark

Registration date : 2008-07-02

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyThu Dec 01, 2011 11:12 am

Kyle Weiss wrote:
My "bench" is a guitar case on a keyboard stand--nothing but top-notch! Laughing


Keeping with the musical theme you could have carved a horn

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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyThu Dec 01, 2011 12:30 pm

mark wrote:
Kyle Weiss wrote:
My "bench" is a guitar case on a keyboard stand--nothing but top-notch! Laughing


Keeping with the musical theme you could have carved a horn

"Theme" might suggest I chose purposefully my workspace... Laughing Creatures of necessity have to do with what they have--and also clean red briar dust off every surface in the room...Laughing
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frogjunk

frogjunk

Age : 67
Location : Pittsburgh, PA
Registration date : 2011-11-07

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyThu Dec 01, 2011 12:48 pm

Really nice work! Interesting to see the progress photos. Thanks.
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Dave_In_Philly

Dave_In_Philly

Age : 39
Location : Philly
Registration date : 2011-08-18

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyThu Dec 01, 2011 12:50 pm

Wow, that really looks great. I'm definitely impressed.
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Registration date : 2008-07-02

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyThu Dec 01, 2011 5:29 pm

Were you going for the shaggy bark look, or just gnarly cool

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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyThu Dec 01, 2011 6:19 pm

Eh, both. Laughing
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyFri Dec 02, 2011 2:01 am

...finally had a chance to sit down and smoke this thing! Does REALLY well. Heat dispersion is great, pretty deep bowl but smokes cool (I smoke really slow, so no problem there...) the stem is still pretty loose in the shank, but I'm hoping with some regular use it'll tighten up a little!

I used a particularly wet-smoking aromatic I have to see about gurgle, as it's cold outside (condensation): very little. This pleases me. Cool
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Harlock999

Harlock999

Location : Los Angeles
Registration date : 2010-10-22

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyFri Dec 02, 2011 10:36 am

Excellent!
You are obviously quite "mad for it", as the brits like to say.
Maybe someday you will be hailed as a genius, or perhaps you'll be led away in a straight jacket. Either way, I'm sure the journey will be a most colorful one.
Huzzah!
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyFri Dec 02, 2011 2:37 pm

Harlock999 wrote:
Excellent!
You are obviously quite "mad for it", as the brits like to say.
Maybe someday you will be hailed as a genius, or perhaps you'll be led away in a straight jacket. Either way, I'm sure the journey will be a most colorful one.
Huzzah!

I'm going for both. That way everyone wins! cheers cheers cheers lol!
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SPUD 15

SPUD 15

Age : 72
Location : Winter Springs Florida
Registration date : 2011-09-07

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyFri Dec 02, 2011 4:51 pm

Kyle put some beeswax on the stem to tighten it up. If that doesn't work after several smokes dip the ens of the stem in boiling water for about ten seconds and run a ice pick into the stem easily until it gets snug then put stem under cold water remove ice pick and stem should be nice and snug. By the way the pipe looks great, Congrats
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taharris

taharris

Age : 51
Location : Central Ohio
Registration date : 2011-11-10

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptySat Dec 03, 2011 1:57 am

Kyle,

You did a nice job on that pipe.

The proportions are good and you managed to avoid a lot of mistakes that most new carvers make.

You have made a pipe you can be proud of.

Todd
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptySat Dec 03, 2011 2:10 am

Spud: awesome suggestion...will try both!!!

Todd: thanks very much...a carver ahead of me as much as you saying as such means a lot. =)
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Dutch

Dutch

Age : 54
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptySat Dec 03, 2011 2:27 am

Wow Kyle, your work is impressive! I would have never guessed you worked around a defect in the briar. Congrats bro! santa
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptySat Dec 03, 2011 2:50 pm

Dutch wrote:
Wow Kyle, your work is impressive! I would have never guessed you worked around a defect in the briar. Congrats bro! santa

Thank you... I almost didn't want to say there was a defect because Mark Tinsky is pretty cool and I didn't want to sully his carving kits, but I thought, "You know what? This is part of the game, and I still endorse his stuff... it ain't like he GREW the briar...there was no way to know!" There's a real risk if you buy briar from anyplace, and no guarantees. You do the best you can, and this is what I did when I found the defect. Cool

Just-starting carvers like me are going to have to deal with this stuff, too--it's what connects us to the greats who have likely seen their share of heartbreaking defects (and made plenty of firewood from them)... Laughing
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klbxmiller

klbxmiller

Age : 40
Location : Indiana
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptySun Dec 04, 2011 10:38 am

very nice looking pipe u are crafting there
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alfredo_buscatti

alfredo_buscatti

Age : 65
Location : Piedmont, North Carolina
Registration date : 2007-12-17

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 5:51 am

Kyle,

You hit a home run for a second effort! I do really like it.

Feature (James Ellroy creeping in) you as a full-time carver!
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyTue Dec 06, 2011 1:11 pm

Hahaha thanks--well, let's get me a proper workshop first, which is in the plans for moving in about six months. Either that, or perhaps the modest setup is my secret. Shocked Shocked Shocked

I hope hot. lol!

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tNd



Age : 44
Location : Croatia, Osijek
Registration date : 2011-07-04

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 2:07 am

very interesting pipe Smile like it...
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one thing... when you cut the material to make it easier to shape - don't cut that close to the line - leave arround 2mm more material - this way it will be safer when you start working with sand diks/other tools... Smile
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 2:21 am

tNd wrote:
very interesting pipe Smile like it...
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one thing... when you cut the material to make it easier to shape - don't cut that close to the line - leave arround 2mm more material - this way it will be safer when you start working with sand diks/other tools... Smile


Good point. Though this one was far from the original design I had intended due to defect... I have no mechanical sanding available to me right now--too cold to go outside and do it!
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Age : 44
Location : Croatia, Osijek
Registration date : 2011-07-04

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyWed Dec 07, 2011 2:44 am

Smile Smile o.k....
here is the same thing... cold and foggy Smile Smile Smile
nice project and hope you will continue.. ! Smile
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murfman

murfman

Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-05

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyFri Dec 09, 2011 11:45 am

Awesome Job Kyle. If you feel the stem is just too loose, send it to me and I'll test it out for you and give you an opinion. I can't guarantee that you would get it back though. Very Happy
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: Tinsky project, Part 1   Tinsky project, Part 1 EmptyFri Dec 09, 2011 2:31 pm

murfman wrote:
Awesome Job Kyle. If you feel the stem is just too loose, send it to me and I'll test it out for you and give you an opinion. I can't guarantee that you would get it back though. Very Happy

The stem is tightening up to the shank with some use, plus I've been using some beeswax (as someone suggested) and it seems to be working quite well.

I respect your efforts trying to wrangle this pipe away from me... Laughing Thank you. Cool
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