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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

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

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PostSubject: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyTue Apr 02, 2013 10:56 pm

Well, ladies and gentlemen, I have completed my first morta pipe. It will most certainly not be my last.

First, some observations:

Morta is a fickle material. Much different than briar. It seems harder, and yet contradictory, also much softer. It splits and chips pretty easily and the growth rings are much more fragile when compared to the other stuff. After a couple of file swipes it was apparent that overall the material is much more resilient to carving.

The wood on this particular block of morta is near jet black. It has not been dyed in any way. I love the look especially paired with the nickel cap and band. This is also the first bit of green cumberland I've used. Overall I think it all works together.

This pipe is almost a nosewarmer 4 1/2" and light at 1.125 oz. About a Dunhill group 4 in size. I made it sort of short and stocky to experiment with proportions.

Finally I had the stummel sandblasted by a friend of mine named Eric. He does glass and sculpture here at the university and has access to a ginormous blaster.

I think it turned out rather well. Smile

Take a look:

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Harlock999

Harlock999

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyTue Apr 02, 2013 11:17 pm

Wow!!
That is gorgeous!
All the elements work very nicely together.
Excellent job.
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Rusty Mouse

Rusty Mouse

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyTue Apr 02, 2013 11:27 pm

One of the ONLY morta pipes I've actually wanted. A damn fine job. Damn fine.
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IndySmoker



Location : Indiana
Registration date : 2012-05-13

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyTue Apr 02, 2013 11:33 pm

That really is awesome! Hope you keep it for yourself and do more mortas for selling.
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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: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyTue Apr 02, 2013 11:35 pm

Awesome pipe Jesse! Definitely like the nickel on black morta. I bet it'll smoke great. cheers
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MisterE

Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 12:17 am

Well done, J! cheers

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gravel

gravel

Age : 46
Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2011-12-07

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 12:39 am

Holy moley! That is beautiful!
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Hawker

Hawker

Age : 54
Location : Alberta
Registration date : 2012-05-15

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 12:54 am

Nice job, that stem sure suits the grain & look of the morta. Haven't got any morta pipes but they are on the wish list.
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taharris

taharris

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 5:01 am

Very nice!

Todd
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Mozjo33

Mozjo33

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 6:08 am

Fantastic Jesse!
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BigCasino

BigCasino

Age : 51
Location : North of Pittsburgh pa
Registration date : 2012-11-27

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 6:10 am

nice looking pipe, I didn't know that stuff was black to begin with thought everyone just dyed it that color
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CharlG

CharlG

Location : Cape Town, South Africa
Registration date : 2012-01-26

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 6:43 am

Nicely done!
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Dave_In_Philly

Dave_In_Philly

Age : 39
Location : Philly
Registration date : 2011-08-18

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 8:43 am

Want.
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bosun1

bosun1

Location : fly over country
Registration date : 2012-10-23

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 9:41 am

Definitely different and interesting!
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Fatman

Fatman

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 10:20 am

Gorgeous pipe! I love the green stem and the nickel rim cap!
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Growley

Growley

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 10:29 am

Nice Pipe Jesse. I really like the shape and execution.

Brian.
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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: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 12:34 pm

Been a while since I have seen a pipe that caught my attention like this one. Great job bud!
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Jers

Jers

Location : Ireland
Registration date : 2012-07-14

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 1:26 pm

Great piece of work - congratulations! cheers cheers

Fraternally

Jers
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dshpipes

dshpipes

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 2:02 pm

That's a good lookin' pipe, there Jessie!
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 3:01 pm

O, gonna crap in your cornflakes, but not much... shine up that nickel rim a little more! cheers I wanna see mirror-finish on the band AND the rim!

Really nice job. Glad you came out with something so nice given the difficult material...

...and yes, make more of these if you can source out more morta.

Cool
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 3:06 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
O, gonna crap in your cornflakes, but not much... shine up that nickel rim a little more! cheers I wanna see mirror-finish on the band AND the rim!

Really nice job. Glad you came out with something so nice given the difficult material...

...and yes, make more of these if you can source out more morta.

Cool

Yeah, you're right, Kyle. The rim could use some more polishing. It was pretty ugly when I first fit it to the pipe. I figured since this one is staying with me I'd skip that process. My first Morta! 710492
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 3:18 pm

Make it nice for YOU, brother. cheers You deserve it.
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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: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 3:35 pm

Got a few questions about that green cumberland. Does it hadn't the strong sulfur smell like vulcanite and is it quick to oxidize?
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

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

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyWed Apr 03, 2013 5:17 pm

i.keenum wrote:
Got a few questions about that green cumberland. Does it hadn't the strong sulfur smell like vulcanite and is it quick to oxidize?

Well ebonite is ebonite. I would assume it has the same problems as any other vulcanized rubber stem, smell and all. I have some nice Olive brindle too that is waiting to be used.

I own an Ashton with an olive brindle stem. I've had it for a while and while I know it has oxidized a bit, it's very hard to discern with the pattern unless you look closely.
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PipeDragon

PipeDragon

Location : South Jersey
Registration date : 2012-10-31

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PostSubject: Re: My first Morta!   My first Morta! EmptyFri Apr 05, 2013 7:46 pm

Great Looking Morta Jesse!
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