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Boulder&Briar

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PostSubject: "The Pipe"   Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:22 pm

Well this pipe I think will end up in my own collection for a number of reasons. The engineering is good. It will be a fine smoker. Problems, first off she had some sand pits that were small and really weren't too noticeable until after staining and polishing. Then I had to add a shank extension because when I was literally at the finish line and polishing it, the wheel of death grabbed hold of her and threw her into the dust guard and cracked the shank. It was still salvageable in my mind so I sanded her down, cut of the shank and added this extension. I think it looks ok, definitely too short of a shank though. Then I made the stem. I didn't think about it too much till after I epoxied the delrin tenon, that the joint end of the stem before the radius when it flattens out, was too long. Had I shortened that part 1/4 of an inch, I think this pipe would be able to go up for sale. Let me know what you all think of this pipe. If anyone is interested, make a reasonable offer and we'll talk. Monday I will be stopping by Dad's Smoke Shop in Cleveland and picking up some Frog to try. I hear its quite nice and I cant wait to try it. Lately I've really been enjoying Sutlif Private Stock "French Quarter"







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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:48 pm

It's different, I'll give you that!

I especially like how you finished the bowl's rim. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:45 pm

Oh man! This is what my face looks like when those moments happen: Shocked followed by: Mad

That's rough buddy. You did a great job of salvaging the pipe!
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Boulder&Briar

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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:32 pm

Hahahaha! Thanks guys, she is kind of perty in an ugly kind of way. The whole ergonomic shape to the bowl probably is when I should have put it down and started a new pipe. I'm working on a bent brandy right now. Man is that a hard shape to pull out. Props to you Mr. Huber on that blow fish. It turned out very nice! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:41 pm

Boulder&Briar wrote:
Hahahaha! Thanks guys, she is kind of perty in an ugly kind of way. The whole ergonomic shape to the bowl probably is when I should have put it down and started a new pipe. I'm working on a bent brandy right now. Man is that a hard shape to pull out. Props to you Mr. Huber on that blow fish. It turned out very nice! cheers

Thanks a lot, but isn't this thread about your pipe? Razz

I also think you did a really nice job on the fit and finish here. Even though it's a rescue, I think it'll be a great smoker and a great story to tell your friends after they compliment you on the beautiful pipe you made.

Now go make another! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:42 pm

Oh, post pics of that brandy when you're done. The brandy is the most represented shape in my collection. In short, I lurv them.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:42 pm

UberHuberMan wrote:
Oh, post pics of that brandy when you're done. The brandy is the most represented shape in my collection. In short, I lurv them.

Second that, and Uber, brandies (with a slight bend) are one of my faves, too.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:45 am

Kyle Weiss wrote:
UberHuberMan wrote:
Oh, post pics of that brandy when you're done. The brandy is the most represented shape in my collection. In short, I lurv them.

Second that, and Uber, brandies (with a slight bend) are one of my faves, too.

Noted. Wink
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:55 am



This Bosi is my only one, but how could someone not like that?

Cool
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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:51 pm

That's a beauty! And so is the fancy goldfish. I used to have a few large fancy goldfish that were just stunning. I may have to get back into it. Their coloring just blows me away.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:52 pm

Kyle, I just noticed that you have over 6,000 posts. That is all.
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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:01 pm

UberHuberMan wrote:
That's a beauty! And so is the fancy goldfish. I used to have a few large fancy goldfish that were just stunning. I may have to get back into it. Their coloring just blows me away.

My ignorance unfortunately was the demise of Ichi (the goldfish). Knowing I needed much more room than 12 gallons for him by himself, I wasn't able to get him into a larger tank before dropsy disease kicked in. Then again, it might have anyway, it's a common problem with the round-bodied goldfish. I was devastated, quite honestly. Spunky little guy.

I have a nice dragon plakat betta now that has tons of personality that will jump for food and take it from your hand. Fish are cool.

That Bosi was a trade Natch and I did. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:02 pm

UberHuberMan wrote:
Kyle, I just noticed that you have over 6,000 posts. That is all.

Yes, I have no life. Duly noted. Thank you. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:02 am

Here's that brandy. Let me know what you think.
http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t18383-boulder-briar-bent-brandy
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dshpipes

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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:17 am

Not bad at all. What number is this for you?

Critique: I'd take a bit more of the meat away from the top of the bowl/shank transition and the chin of the pipe. Where the shank transitions into the bowl, it looks like there are either tool marks that didn't get worked out or there wasn't enough material to create a smooth line on both sides of the shank. In short, take off more material and work on your shank to bowl transition. The stem appears to be at a strange angle in relationship to the bend in the shank. Looks like it fits well, but there's something about it that bothers my eyes.

Overall, though, this is a nice pipe. The finish is good, your color choices harmonize well, and you did a great job getting the stem and shank extension to fit cleanly. Is that ivory?

Nice work, now go make another!
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Boulder&Briar

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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:26 am

Thanks David,
This is No. 006 for me. What appears to be tool marks is actually the grain, this thing is ultra smooth with no tool marks, its just an illusion created by the grain. From a different angle, its not as misleading. And the extension is acrylic. I will start using more precious materials once I've got the basic aesthetics all in order. As far as the extra meat at the top front part of the shank, I intended to do that as to create a more voluptuous curve blending into the stem. I will take note though on your suggestions and remember them for the next one.


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PostSubject: Re: "The Pipe"   Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:52 am

Boulder&Briar wrote:
Thanks David,
This is No. 006 for me. What appears to be tool marks is actually the grain, this thing is ultra smooth with no tool marks, its just an illusion created by the grain. From a different angle, its not as misleading. And the extension is acrylic. I will start using more precious materials once I've got the basic aesthetics all in order. As far as the extra meat at the top front part of the shank, I intended to do that as to create a more voluptuous curve blending into the stem. I will take note though on your suggestions and remember them for the next one.

#6? That's great for #6! cheers

I look forward to seeing you make more. Very Happy
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