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ajpl

ajpl

Age : 30
Location : Los Angeles, CA
Registration date : 2012-12-13

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PostSubject: #2, Straight Billiard   #2, Straight Billiard EmptyMon Mar 11, 2013 1:15 am

I was shooting for another classic billiard on this one. It probably should have been rusticated, but I wanted to practice contrast staining some more. Feel free to tear it apart—I want to get better at this!

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Fatman

Fatman

Age : 57
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: #2, Straight Billiard   #2, Straight Billiard EmptyMon Mar 11, 2013 1:23 am

Nothing to tear apart, nice grain, smooth lines, draft hold looks well placed and good staining. Looks like a really nice pipe!
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millerman

millerman

Age : 44
Location : Dry Fork, VA
Registration date : 2013-02-01

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PostSubject: Re: #2, Straight Billiard   #2, Straight Billiard EmptyMon Mar 11, 2013 3:56 am

I like it. I like the flaws in it as well, not a fan of rusticating. I'm working on one now that I'm afraid I may have to rusticate. But after seeing this one maybe I'll let my flaws show too. Great job.
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SaltwaterCowboy

SaltwaterCowboy

Age : 33
Location : Okinawa, Japan
Registration date : 2013-01-11

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PostSubject: Re: #2, Straight Billiard   #2, Straight Billiard EmptyMon Mar 11, 2013 9:06 am

I can't tear it apart, I'm a sucker for the billiards.... definitely some nice grain on that one!
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williamcharles

williamcharles

Age : 68
Location : Indiana
Registration date : 2011-09-18

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PostSubject: Re: #2, Straight Billiard   #2, Straight Billiard EmptyMon Mar 11, 2013 9:08 am

I wouldn't tear that'un apart even if I could. It's a beaut. That's character on the front. Looks great!
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kaiser83

kaiser83

Age : 36
Location : Wherever the smoke clears
Registration date : 2012-02-22

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PostSubject: Re: #2, Straight Billiard   #2, Straight Billiard EmptyMon Mar 11, 2013 10:40 am

If I smoked straight stem pipes I'd tell you it looks like crap and to send it to me, but seeing as I only smoke bent stem pipes...it looks great brother, good job.
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Harlock999

Harlock999

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

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PostSubject: Re: #2, Straight Billiard   #2, Straight Billiard EmptyMon Mar 11, 2013 11:36 am

Looks like nice symmetry/balance going on.
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: #2, Straight Billiard   #2, Straight Billiard EmptyMon Mar 11, 2013 3:11 pm

I'm sure some pro could tear it apart, I can't really...maybe it could be a titch taller? *shrug* I think it's stunning. I hear billiard pipes are one of the more difficult shapes to get right.

Good on you for not attempting to fill the flaws, I wish more makers would just leave 'em be. Fills often look worse than what they're trying to cover up.

May it smoke well!
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