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Growley

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PostSubject: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:38 pm

Hey guys,

I've been working on a bent billiard design for a while, trying to find one that I like. I think I'm getting close, and wanted to share a few pics with you to see what you think.

This pipe had a minor flaw which rendered it "not fit for public use", so I'll end up keeping it as one of my "shop" pipes.

Below are some pics. What do you think? Any changes I should make for my next one?














Thanks for looking. All comments are welcome!

Brian.
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the rev

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:47 pm

I really really like it, but should a billiard have such round flowing lines? Not that I am complaining I think that is why I like your pipe so much Smile

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the rev

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:48 pm

Oh, and return your phone calls, or atleast the one from me Smile

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Growley

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:00 pm

the rev wrote:
I really really like it, but should a billiard have such round flowing lines? Not that I am complaining I think that is why I like your pipe so much Smile

rev

The answer is "yes", they should all have round flowing lines. All pipes should Very Happy . Well, that's debatable, but I LOVE curvy pipes. That's probably why I prefer Danish pipes to English.
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:18 pm

Gorgeous pipe. I'm not surprised! Laughing

Loving my Growley cutty! Very Happy
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:22 pm

Interesting design. Looks like a tough one to have perfected, though, musta taken some time. Great job.

Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:58 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Interesting design. Looks like a tough one to have perfected, though, musta taken some time. Great job.

Cool

It's tough to drill well, that's for sure. The drilling on this one turned out great, but I don't think I've got the pipe perfected. I think on the next one I'll shorten the stem a tad and bend it just a bit more. I don't love the hang quite yet. There's also a bit more work I want to do on the shape of the bowl. All part of the fun though!
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:29 pm

Once again, you present us with a MASTERPIECE of craftsmanship in the pipe world ! I love the shallow blast that does not detract from the FANTASTICALY ELEGANT form you have shaped ! From the taper of the bowl I would say it's more of a bent apple shape mabe ? Either way it's one BEAUTIFUL pipe Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:34 pm

monbla256 wrote:
Once again, you present us with a MASTERPIECE of craftsmanship in the pipe world ! I love the shallow blast that does not detract from the FANTASTICALY ELEGANT form you have shaped ! From the taper of the bowl I would say it's more of a bent apple shape mabe ? Either way it's one BEAUTIFUL pipe Razz

Bent Apple, Bent Billiard, Full Bent, Egg,....I think naming them is the hardest part of pipe making. Maybe I'll start calling them "pipe 1", "pipe 2" and so on Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:44 pm

Monbla256 said it best! Love it! Most bent pipes I see don't look as interesting nor as graceful.
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:25 pm

I love what I am seeing with this pipe. My only question is how much and what do I have to do to get one?
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:26 pm

Growley, that pipe is right in my wheelhouse style-wise.

What a great piece of work!

What bothers you about it not to sell it??

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Cheers,

RR

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:28 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Growley, that pipe is right in my wheelhouse style-wise.

What a great piece of work!

What bothers you about it not to sell it??

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Cheers,

RR


It had a "minor flaw". I bet it is tooth chatter. Razz
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Growley

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:33 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Growley, that pipe is right in my wheelhouse style-wise.

What a great piece of work!

What bothers you about it not to sell it??

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Cheers,

RR


Thanks! There is a tiny crack that I discovered in the rim of the pipe. It will most likely not be a problem, but I really want to put out only the best products that I can. I just don't feel comfortable letting this one out. I plan on making more though. I really like bent pipes. They're a pain to make, but very comfortable to smoke in my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:51 pm

dpkrause wrote:
I love what I am seeing with this pipe. My only question is how much and what do I have to do to get one?

PM'd
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Sat Dec 22, 2012 1:34 pm

It's got comfy hand feel written all over it, but it looks like a great hanger as well.
Nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:07 pm

Brian, this is on of my favorite designs from your shop so far. Really lovely!
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:45 pm

Growley wrote:
I think on the next one I'll shorten the stem a tad and bend it just a bit more. I don't love the hang quite yet. There's also a bit more work I want to do on the shape of the bowl. All part of the fun though!

And by bend it more, I hope you mean less.

Very Happy

Nice pipe!
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Growley

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:41 pm

tyler wrote:
Growley wrote:
I think on the next one I'll shorten the stem a tad and bend it just a bit more. I don't love the hang quite yet. There's also a bit more work I want to do on the shape of the bowl. All part of the fun though!

And by bend it more, I hope you mean less.

Very Happy

Nice pipe!

Well, I actually did mean more. Or at least, I thought I did. I want this type of pipe to hang right near my chin, if not against it. What I realized tonight when I was taking a second look at it, is the bend is probably ok. When clenched, the top of the bowl is paralel the ground (assuming your head is in a somewhat straight position)

If I just shorten the stem a bit more and keep the bend similar, it will bring it closer to my chin and make it a bit more comfortable. I'm going for that "Ramses" feel, but with a different look.
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Bent Billiard (Unavailable)   Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:13 pm

What a beautiful pipe, almost Oom Paul ish
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