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tomchuk



Age : 40
Location : Brooklyn, NY
Registration date : 2012-05-07

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 11:23 pm

Well, a cutty with a couple twists. The profile is inspired from Stanwell's 1992 PoTY. It's got a bit of squatness and a healthy oval shank (inspired by my Castello #33) and a contrast stain inspired by Tom Eltang (though not executed to even remotely his level).

Here she is:

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty PSJHo

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty MY204

I've still got a little buffing to do on the stem, but I'll probably have my first bowl out of 'er tomorrow.

Sorry, the grain is showing up a little bloby - it;s out of focus due to shallow depth of field. I worked on it well into darkness tonight, and didn't want to wait for better light to photograph it. Though I will take more pictures once the sun comes out.

More info and in-progress pics on my blog. Oh, and I should also mention, besides Mark Tinsky drilling the bowl and airway, not a single power tool had a hand in making this pipe - I've got the blisters and calluses to prove it.


Last edited by tomchuk on Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:21 am; edited 2 times in total
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

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

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyWed Jul 25, 2012 11:50 pm

That's a sharp looking pipe. You should be proud of that one. It looks a lot better than my first pipe.
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tomchuk



Age : 40
Location : Brooklyn, NY
Registration date : 2012-05-07

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 12:17 am

Ocelot55 wrote:
That's a sharp looking pipe. You should be proud of that one. It looks a lot better than my first pipe.

Thank you! I've admired your work as long as I've been on BoB, your compliments mean a lot to a newbie like me Smile Cheers!
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

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

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 12:19 am

tomchuk wrote:
Ocelot55 wrote:
That's a sharp looking pipe. You should be proud of that one. It looks a lot better than my first pipe.

Thank you! I've admired your work as long as I've been on BoB, your compliments mean a lot to a newbie like me Smile Cheers!

Hey, I'm a newbie too. Don't admire too closely. There are much better makers than me on this forum. Very Happy
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kieveryuu

kieveryuu

Location : Greater Boston
Registration date : 2012-01-07

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 2:39 am

I like it. The cutty shape has really grown on me of late and your execution is nice.
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Dutch

Dutch

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

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 4:20 am

Tom, that is a great looking pipe, and certainly one to be proud of on your first attempt. I love cutty shapes, and the history and romance behind them. Congrats! cheers cheers cheers
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taharris

taharris

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

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 5:00 am

That is a very nice first pipe!

The Cutty is a difficult shape. Congrats.

Todd
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dshpipes

dshpipes

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

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 10:01 am

Hey, not bad! It's got a great profile, the shank/stem junction looks clean, and your contrast stain isn't bad at all. For a first pipe, you should be very pleased.

Now go make another! Razz
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dshpipes

dshpipes

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

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 10:04 am

Very nice job on the hand cut stem, BTW. Don't turn back! I'm still using Guidicci preforms and am itching to move to ebonite rod stock.
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tomchuk



Age : 40
Location : Brooklyn, NY
Registration date : 2012-05-07

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 10:27 am

UberHuberMan wrote:
Very nice job on the hand cut stem, BTW. Don't turn back! I'm still using Guidicci preforms and am itching to move to ebonite rod stock.

Thanks! I was actually dreading it, but it turned out to not be as bad as I was expecting.
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Growley

Growley

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

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 1:19 pm

That's a great pipe! Much better than my first. You avoided a lot of newbie mistakes. You've definitely got an eye and a skill for it. Keep it up!

Brian.
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monbla256

monbla256

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

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 7:30 pm

If that's your FIRST pipe I look forward to seeing some more Razz The proportions of bowl/stem/bit are really GREAT ! You have a very good eye for proportion and design. Keep at it Razz Laughing
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Rob_In_MO

Rob_In_MO

Age : 46
Location : Park Hills, MO
Registration date : 2011-01-19

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 7:44 pm

Very nice! Can't wait to see future work.
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ejames

ejames

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

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyThu Jul 26, 2012 11:42 pm

Nice work! Really like the shape!
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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyFri Jul 27, 2012 12:20 am

Excellent job on a difficult shape! I can't wsit to see more of your work.

Jim
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tomchuk



Age : 40
Location : Brooklyn, NY
Registration date : 2012-05-07

Just finished my first pipe: A cutty Empty
PostSubject: Re: Just finished my first pipe: A cutty   Just finished my first pipe: A cutty EmptyFri Jul 27, 2012 1:01 am

Thank you all for the kind words and encouragement. I'm going to take a couple weeks off to let the holes the rasp wore through my palms heal up. In the meantime, can any of BoB's illustrious pipe makers point be at a good source for briar? I feel like buying blocks from a pipe maker guarantees you're getting what that maker thought unsuitable to put their name on. I've checked out Romeo Briar, but I'm not sure I'm ready to drop $300 on 10 blocks. Is there something in between? Cheers
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