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Growley

Growley

Age : 44
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

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PostSubject: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 4:41 pm

Hey guys,

I'm posting this in the DIY instead of the Town Crier because it's not for sale. I just wanted to show you all some pictures. This is the first churchwarden I've ever done. I decided I'd keep this one and smoke it. I love a nice long pipe.

The hardest part about these guys (for me) is cutting the stem. There's a lot of room for error on a stem this large. What do you think about this crazy stem? Does you think it works?

Take a look and see what you think.

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Thanks for looking.

Brian.
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Boulder&Briar

Boulder&Briar

Age : 40
Location : Oberlin, Ohio USA
Registration date : 2012-07-04

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 5:07 pm

WOW! That thing is beautiful! I love the color scheme, and that stem is spot on. Nice work man!
It's GOOD cheers
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i.keenum

i.keenum

Age : 30
Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 5:12 pm

MAKE MORE JUST LIKE THIS ! cheers I really like that just great.
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 5:28 pm

Brian, you're gonna hate me because I know long stems are a pain to do, but I think in order for it to be a proper warden the stem needs to be a few inches longer.

On the bright side, she looks like a wonderful pipe. I bet she'll provide years of faithful service. I really like what you did with the extension.
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Mozjo33

Mozjo33

Age : 51
Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-04

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 5:39 pm

Fantastic work Brian!! The color combo is sick! I love the white stem.
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George Kaplan

George Kaplan

Age : 50
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 5:53 pm

Ocelot55 wrote:
...I think in order for it to be a proper warden the stem needs to be a few inches longer.
How 'bout we call it a "Princewarden" and leave it at that? Razz Excellent work, Growley!
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Fishfuzz

Fishfuzz

Age : 45
Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2012-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 6:27 pm

As usual, I think your work looks fantastic. Perhaps the Princewarden name fits a little better (unless we are just missing the scale of size).
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GuitarMyFriend

GuitarMyFriend

Age : 26
Location : The Glove
Registration date : 2012-02-23

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 7:29 pm

I agree! The Color Scheme is fantastic! Gorgeous all around! And you made a new Pipe Shape! Princewarden. I like it!
Zach
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monbla256

monbla256

Age : 74
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 8:06 pm

Brian,
The pipes you have shown us have to be some of the FINEST I've enjoyed looking at ! As fantastic as your photo's of them is, I can only imagine what they must be "in situ" Razz I'm not a big fan of the opaque/milky type of acrylics for stems but you have made this one work and work well !! I like Zacks name of "princewarden" for it, it fits ! That's some of the nicest work I've seen !! Thanks for letting us see it Razz
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George Kaplan

George Kaplan

Age : 50
Location : Kalamazoo, MI
Registration date : 2012-01-07

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 8:34 pm

Fishfuzz wrote:
...Perhaps the Princewarden name fits a little better (unless we are just missing the scale of size).

Ah, yes. That pesky matter of scale. Have we learned nothing from that "tamper" debacle last month? Razz
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i.keenum

i.keenum

Age : 30
Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 8:45 pm

Did kyle get the patent on that vibrating flake tamper yet? confused lol!
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Growley

Growley

Age : 44
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptyFri Jul 06, 2012 9:41 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys. Yea, it's probably not as long as a standard churchwarden. To give you an idea of it's size, the bowl is about the size of a golfball, maybe a bit bigger. The total length is 7". A "normal" churchwarden probably has a bit smaller shank which leads nicely to a longer slimmer stem.

I didn't feel that a longer stem would have carried the bulk of this bowl well, so I decided to try it a bit shorter and stouter. That decision was also more easily made by how much of a pain it is to cut these things, as Ocelot has so aptly point out. This is the second stem this guy has seen. I had about 2 hours of work into the first before it broke on my lathe.

It kind of reminded me of a prince at one point, so maybe a Princewarden is a good name for it. I'm excited to see how it smokes. Maybe I'll take it out tonight.

I'll probably end up making more of these. Now that I've got a good process down they won't be so bad.

Thanks again. I appreciate the support of all my brothers!
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Harlock999

Harlock999

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

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 11:24 am

That pipe has a lot of "cool!" going on.
The shape, the plateaux rim, the stem...nice!
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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 73
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 12:34 pm

I absolutely love that pipe!! George picked an appropriate name for it,,the Princewarden. I really need one just like it. cheers cheers
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 12:36 pm

Can I buy it? cheers

I love it! Cool
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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 73
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 12:38 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Can I buy it? cheers

I love it! Cool

Quit trying to take cuts, Kyle. Get to the back of the damn line!
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 12:41 pm

No one else asked...they just stood there agape, staring at it. Laughing "Not for sale," just means "...not yet for sale." Razz

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Growley

Growley

Age : 44
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 3:43 pm

You guys crack me up.


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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 3:49 pm

I'm not gonna cut in line, now that I know it's a hit with the crowd. Laughing

Best way to make something desirable: tell people they can't have it. Cool
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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 73
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 4:32 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
I'm not gonna cut in line, now that I know it's a hit with the crowd. Laughing


You're just afraid someone will lay some whupAzz on you. Laughing
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 7:58 pm

The proper response:

"Thank you, Kyle, for getting the discussion about actually acquiring the pipe going." Suspect Laughing Cool

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Buckshot

Buckshot

Age : 73
Location : Southeast Michigan
Registration date : 2011-07-17

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 9:04 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
The proper response:

"Thank you, Kyle, for getting the discussion about actually acquiring the pipe going." Suspect Laughing Cool


I stand corrected, Sir Kyle...but I am standing ahead of you in line. Twisted Evil
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 9:06 pm

Buckshot wrote:
I stand corrected, Sir Kyle...but I am standing ahead of you in line. Twisted Evil

Yeah yeah, keep yer pants on. Laughing This tread caused such a stir I wonder if Growley isn't doing it on purpose. What a PR stunt. cheers

Maybe Growley needs to be the one considered for our BoB Pipe Of The Year maker... Hmmm...

...speaking of stirring things up on purpose... Cool
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Rusty Mouse

Rusty Mouse

Age : 29
Location : Ontario, Canada
Registration date : 2012-01-10

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 10:06 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Buckshot wrote:
I stand corrected, Sir Kyle...but I am standing ahead of you in line. Twisted Evil

Yeah yeah, keep yer pants on. Laughing This tread caused such a stir I wonder if Growley isn't doing it on purpose. What a PR stunt. cheers

Maybe Growley needs to be the one considered for our BoB Pipe Of The Year maker... Hmmm...

...speaking of stirring things up on purpose... Cool

I was thinking the same thing. The BoB pipe, that is...
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Growley

Growley

Age : 44
Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

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PostSubject: Re: New Churchwarden   New Churchwarden EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 11:44 pm

PR stunt....I can't put on an efficient PR stunt until I get my chicken suit back from the dry cleaners and the hole patched in my giant inflatable pig...
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