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millerman

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Age : 42
Location : Dry Fork, VA
Registration date : 2013-02-01

PostSubject: a little freehand    Thu Dec 12, 2013 12:07 pm

Well been fiddling with this one for a friend of my wife. He didn't want to put too much in it, so I got some Grade 2 blocks from Vermont Freehand. Overall grain was cool, but had some pitting around the shank and bowl facing the shank. Something happened when I drilled the shank and the hole got a little out of round. That made fitting the stem a real pain. I made the fit a little tight to compensate for that and the pitting that appears to run inside slightly. The pipe, I was told, isn't going to be smoked. I thought about just starting over but needed it done by Christmas. As always thanks fer looking.











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Briar Spirit

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Age : 49
Location : England UK
Registration date : 2012-08-30

PostSubject: Re: a little freehand    Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:05 pm

What a crying shame it is not going to be smoked, that is a lovely pipe you have made right there, I would be more than pleased if it were a pipe I had made, you got it going Buddy, nice one.  cheers sunny cheers 
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monbla256

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Age : 72
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: Re: a little freehand    Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:17 pm

Briar Spirit wrote:
What a crying shame it is not going to be smoked, that is a lovely pipe you have made right there, I would be more than pleased if it were a pipe I had made, you got it going Buddy, nice one.  cheers sunny cheers 

I concur as that's a nice looking piece of briar in that pipe and it looks to be a nice USEABLE sized and shaped pipe you did. Nice work  Razz 
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Richard Hester
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Age : 51
Location : missouri
Registration date : 2009-08-12

PostSubject: Re: a little freehand    Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:18 pm

A beautiful pipe that will never be smoked brings a tear to my eyes and a break in my heart.
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rothnh



Location : Midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2012-08-26

PostSubject: Re: a little freehand    Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:42 pm

A gorgeous one-off with great grain and lots of character. I very much appreciate that you so well highlighted the briar's beauty and left the sand pits alone.

Well done, and thanks for posting!
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millerman

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Age : 42
Location : Dry Fork, VA
Registration date : 2013-02-01

PostSubject: Re: a little freehand    Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:44 pm

Thanks guys you're all too kind. I wish I could've kept it. The overall pipe I did like.
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pepesdad1

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Age : 74
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

PostSubject: a little freehand    Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:12 pm

Fine looking pipe!  

Sandpits just give it character...the fact that it is hand made and some heart went into it, makes it real special.
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Brewdude

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Age : 65
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: a little freehand    Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:49 pm

Looks good to me!



Cheers,

RR
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AJ

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Age : 69
Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
Registration date : 2012-03-18

PostSubject: Re: a little freehand    Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:37 pm

The only thing wrong with that pipe is it's not mine. Nice work!  Smile 

AJ
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Crafty



Location : North Alabama
Registration date : 2013-09-06

PostSubject: Re: a little freehand    Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:24 pm

looks good! like the grain in it.
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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: a little freehand    Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:17 pm

I like it. It's got a lot of character. Yeah, too bad it won't be smoked.  Sad 
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