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Crusader Pipes

Location : upstate NY
Registration date : 2012-02-17

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PostSubject: Crusader Pipes Pictures   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptyMon Mar 05, 2012 10:33 pm

I've selected a few pictures to put up here. As I understand it, I can't offer anything for sale yet, but I can show you what I have been doing (if I have misunderstood the rules, Moderators, please forgive me!). Some are obviously "in-progress", as I have quite a few going right now. Take a look and tell me what you think.

Please let me explain my theory on pipe carving; First, I make what I call "Sittin' Pipes", as opposed to "Walking Pipes". My pipes are made to be smoked in a relaxed manner, mostly sitting. They are not made to be clenched in the teeth, most of them would pull your dentures out from the weight. They are made to be hand-held and smoked. These pipes are reminiscent of 19th century art pipes; Made to relax and think with. They are not for smoking while changing a starter motor and are on your back under your car, pipe clenched in your teeth, cursing as you try to see through the smoke, with a little drool coming out of the corner of your mouth.

These pipes are designed to smoke sitting on a mountain ledge looking over the valley and hills beyond, or sitting by a stream, or in that overstuffed chair by a crackling fire on a cold, rainy night. Sound old fashioned? Yes, I am!

At any rate, take a look! Good natured harassment is welcome; constructive criticism is tolerated (even listened to at times); but insults will be dealt with by my agents who will spirit you away in the night, take you to a secluded place and beat you to death with spiked clubs. You will know that I have sent them because they will all be 6'6", 300lbs, dressed in pant-suits, and wearing Hillary masks.

Enjoy!

"Windy"
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"Windy"
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Pirate
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Clansmun
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Trapper
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Cowboy
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Freehand
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Freehand
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Kneeling Woman
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Kneeling Woman
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Riding Wizard
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Riding Wizard
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Girl Brushing Hair
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"Where's Mama?"
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George Kaplan

George Kaplan

Age : 49
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

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PostSubject: Re: Crusader Pipes Pictures   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 3:46 am

Outstanding work, Tim!
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jefe1037

jefe1037

Age : 37
Location : Mr. Pleasant, SC
Registration date : 2012-02-07

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PostSubject: Re: Crusader Pipes Pictures   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 9:50 am

I definitely like the one labeled "freehand." I think it is a real expression of the piece of wood that it came from. To paraphrase michaelangelo about his sculptures: the figure exists in the block; the art is freeing the imprisoned beauty.
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Doc Manhattan

Doc Manhattan

Age : 40
Location : Land of Steady Habits
Registration date : 2008-05-26

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PostSubject: Re: Crusader Pipes Pictures   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 9:55 am

"Cowboy" looks a lot like Jamie from Mythbusters to me... which just adds to the awesomeness.
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: Crusader Pipes Pictures   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 12:07 pm

Between your skill and your sense of humor (and the fact I'm a "sittin' smoker,") I will have my eye on your work in the future! Good stuff! Cool
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ejames

ejames

Age : 69
Location : Poplar Bluff,Mo.
Registration date : 2012-02-01

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PostSubject: Re: Crusader Pipes Pictures   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 3:30 pm

WOW! Great work! Wish I had your eye!
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Crusader Pipes

Crusader Pipes

Location : upstate NY
Registration date : 2012-02-17

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PostSubject: Thank you !   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 6:43 pm

Thanks guys !
I certainly appreciate the compliments and interest ! I am way away from where I want to go with the carvings. What I'm working on now is to rival the old masters of the late 1800's both in artistic content and craftsmanship. The craftsmanship is the hard part for me. I am improving my tobacco holes and stems. Many of the tobacco holes are very deep compared to most modern style pipes,and makes it easier to screw up a nice smooth wall to the hole. Those on the tree stump style can be very deep.My earlier work has alot of gouges in the bowl. I am constantly trying to improve on that. I've started carving some of the stems, espicially those that are a contiguous part of a design, like a tree limb or dragon tail.
Jefe,I totally agree with the Michaelangelo quote ! I have believed that since I started formulating ideas about my own art. Actually I believe God has ordained such work in art.
As for humour,life would be one dull drudge without it ! I was just reading the comments on Mr. Kaplans oak burl ,yes good laugh ! It's one of the things I like about this forum.
At any rate thanks again ! Looking forward to more talk here !
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smokinbriar



Age : 49
Location : pennsylvania
Registration date : 2011-02-01

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PostSubject: Re: Crusader Pipes Pictures   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptyTue Mar 06, 2012 7:55 pm

Very nice.
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PipeLeisure

PipeLeisure

Age : 42
Location : Dartmouth Massachusetts
Registration date : 2011-08-28

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PostSubject: Re: Crusader Pipes Pictures   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptyThu Mar 08, 2012 7:42 pm

Love your work, I respect people that have the talent that can carve like that...its not easy.
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Crusader Pipes

Crusader Pipes

Location : upstate NY
Registration date : 2012-02-17

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PostSubject: Thanks   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptyThu Mar 08, 2012 8:40 pm

Thanks Derek and Smokinbriar,
Thanks for the compliments ! It helps to love your work as I surely do ! I have many pipes going at once, some already have homes and some do not. Then there are those that I carve for myself. Those tend to be freehands or very complicated figural pieces. Like I said I admire artistic pieces from the 1800's.
After I 've gained status here I will post what's for sale at the time. Again Thanks guys !
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Bowtie



Age : 64
Location : Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Registration date : 2011-03-13

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PostSubject: Re: Crusader Pipes Pictures   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptySat Mar 17, 2012 8:40 am

"Windy" is really cool (pun intended) Seriously, I like that a lot.
I would never think of saying anything offensive....That image of Hillary scares me to death.

Cheers,

Jeff...
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Crusader Pipes

Location : upstate NY
Registration date : 2012-02-17

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PostSubject: Windy,   Crusader Pipes Pictures EmptySun Mar 18, 2012 8:46 pm

Jeff,
Thanks for the compliment ! Glad you like it. It's one of the better examples of what I do.
Hillary is pretty scary,there is no doubt about that ! I seriously doubt there will be any requests for a Hillary pipe, I've done a TR pipe , a Col. Chamderlain, I can see an Abe Lincoln,a George Patton,a Robert E. Lee, maybe even a Sarah Palin, but no Hillary.
Thanks for taking a look !
Tim
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