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somedumbjerk

somedumbjerk

Age : 34
Location : Palo Alto, CA USA
Registration date : 2012-08-26

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PostSubject: SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe   SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe EmptyMon Apr 08, 2013 10:23 pm

so a while ago i tried to get in on a yearly pipe in the hat trade on pipemakers forum, and broke two stummels and ran out of time. i finished it this week, sort of haphazardly... hand cut stem, greek briar. 3/4" chamber, 1.20" deep. 6.5" long and bowl height of just over 1.5". the pipe weighs in at 41g. no stain on it, it'll color in as i use it. the stem still has a few knicks in it here and there, but i just wanted to finish her up so i can start on my next project. plus, this is a "shop pipe"

also my fist full rustication. i kind of ructicated the top of the 4th pipe i did, but this one is really craggy and deep. i actually like the way it feels in the hand and i think i'll use it again in the future.

pics, of course!

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https://imgur.com/a/zSK4H
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe   SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe EmptyTue Apr 09, 2013 2:43 pm

I like the shape, but the stem and rustication need a little more attention to detail. Easily fixed, if you want to have another go at it, though. Purely cosmetic. Does it stand upright on its own, or is it too front-heavy?
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BigCasino

BigCasino

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

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PostSubject: Re: SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe   SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe EmptyTue Apr 09, 2013 3:30 pm

Dont worry SDJ if you ask me, all cavaliers are ugly....LOL

and silly looking too, well atleast to me anyways
Very Happy
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somedumbjerk

somedumbjerk

Age : 34
Location : Palo Alto, CA USA
Registration date : 2012-08-26

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PostSubject: Re: SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe   SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe EmptyTue Apr 09, 2013 8:31 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
I like the shape, but the stem and rustication need a little more attention to detail. Easily fixed, if you want to have another go at it, though. Purely cosmetic. Does it stand upright on its own, or is it too front-heavy?

It did stand up but I got too aggressive smithing out the bottom/front of the cap. The rusticaction looks better in person, it's not great but the photos are kinds meh. I'm going to redo the stem eventually. Breaking the bowl in with GH&co dark flake unscented right now. And thanks on the shape! It sits upright and won't tip over when laid down like in the photos. It's like a turtle on its back!
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PostSubject: Re: SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe   SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe EmptyTue Apr 09, 2013 8:45 pm

I discovered two things while smoking the pipe, one: its extremely comfortable to hold. Two: my new phone can kind of do decent close ups.

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So the rustic action looks a little better in these. It still isn't perfect, I have a ways to go with pattern and randomness but its closer than last attempt. The stem bit is quite comfortable, even though its not quite refined looking. And it clenches okay too. I'll definitely work on the stem some more later!
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Kyle Weiss

Kyle Weiss

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

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PostSubject: Re: SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe   SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe EmptyWed Apr 10, 2013 2:07 pm

Rustication looks best when it doesn't, a) leave tool marks, and b) is more planned and/or uniform. I guess some of the "basket-pipe rustication" jubs I've seen frequently leave me a bit gun-shy at rustication that went too quickly. Whatever technique you did is probably fine, but the high-spots where the shape is still visible (small mesas between the canyons, in other words) smack of a rushed job. If you fixed that, did a little more, might look a lot better. Also, if you have a dremel tool, smooth out the "carving ripples" in the so-called canyons. A lot of work, I know. Just being a picky art/craft snob. cheers One thing I did for a pipe I refinished for a friend was a two-stage rustication, where I did a partial rustication like your cav pipe, colored it black, then took out the remaining flat spots with the same technique...and didn't stain the rest. Gave a mottled granite kind of look. The briar was well-smoked already, and the color contrast, while subtle, was interesting.
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somedumbjerk

somedumbjerk

Age : 34
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PostSubject: Re: SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe   SDJ pipe 5, ugly cavalier flake pipe EmptyThu Apr 11, 2013 2:35 am

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Rustication looks best when it doesn't, a) leave tool marks, and b) is more planned and/or uniform. I guess some of the "basket-pipe rustication" jubs I've seen frequently leave me a bit gun-shy at rustication that went too quickly. Whatever technique you did is probably fine, but the high-spots where the shape is still visible (small mesas between the canyons, in other words) smack of a rushed job. If you fixed that, did a little more, might look a lot better. Also, if you have a dremel tool, smooth out the "carving ripples" in the so-called canyons. A lot of work, I know. Just being a picky art/craft snob. cheers One thing I did for a pipe I refinished for a friend was a two-stage rustication, where I did a partial rustication like your cav pipe, colored it black, then took out the remaining flat spots with the same technique...and didn't stain the rest. Gave a mottled granite kind of look. The briar was well-smoked already, and the color contrast, while subtle, was interesting.

It's supposed to look like an old American basket pipe, totally forgot to state that. You make good points on what you want out of a good rustication though. I like the idea of the double rustication though, I might steal it for the next rustication job I do
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