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Growley

Growley

Age : 44
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PostSubject: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptyFri May 02, 2014 8:47 pm

Hey guys, it's been a while since I've posted a pipe and thought I'd throw up this little Morta pipe I finished for a customer not that long ago. I know Morta blasts well, but just love the smooth ones too.

See what you think.

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Brewdude
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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptyFri May 02, 2014 10:55 pm

Fantastic piece Brian. Especially love the stem.

 Cool 


Cheers,

RR

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puros_bran
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puros_bran

Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 12:29 am

Morta has always fascinated me. I never did get around to securing one for my use when I was a regular smoker.

My memory may be failing me but I don't think I've ever seen one that wasn't blasted. Interesting.
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Fatman

Fatman

Age : 56
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 12:43 am

I really like it!
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

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

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 12:46 am

Good lookin' pipe Brian!

puros_bran wrote:
Morta has always fascinated me.  I never did get around to securing one for my use when I was a regular smoker.  

My memory may be failing me but I don't think I've ever seen one that wasn't blasted.   Interesting.

Actually, it's more rare to see one smooth. Most morta pipes are blasted. They have a lovely crosshatch look to them.
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puros_bran
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puros_bran

Location : Brandenburg, Ky
Registration date : 2007-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 1:13 am

Ocelot55 wrote:
Good lookin' pipe Brian!

puros_bran wrote:
Morta has always fascinated me.  I never did get around to securing one for my use when I was a regular smoker.  

My memory may be failing me but I don't think I've ever seen one that wasn't blasted.   Interesting.

Actually, it's more rare to see one smooth. Most morta pipes are blasted. They have a lovely crosshatch look to them.


I think that's what I said.
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Ocelot55

Ocelot55

Location : Columbus, OH
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 1:15 am

puros_bran wrote:
Ocelot55 wrote:
Good lookin' pipe Brian!

puros_bran wrote:
Morta has always fascinated me.  I never did get around to securing one for my use when I was a regular smoker.  

My memory may be failing me but I don't think I've ever seen one that wasn't blasted.   Interesting.

Actually, it's more rare to see one smooth. Most morta pipes are blasted. They have a lovely crosshatch look to them.


I think that's what I said.

Snap! So you did sir! That'll teach me to learn them letters!
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gravel

gravel

Age : 45
Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2011-12-07

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 1:23 am

Lovely work Brian!
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puros_bran

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 1:30 am

I've often suspected people on this board disagree with me simply to be disagreeable with me. Now y'all are going to agree with me but still tell me I'm wrong.  Rolling Eyes 



Back on the pipe... Those little "rough spots" or what looks like "rough spots" in the photo... Is there no way to get it 100% smooth? Is that why most blast morta? It's a damn shame if that is the reason.
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joshoowah

joshoowah

Age : 33
Location : Nairobi, Kenya
Registration date : 2011-09-24

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 4:38 am

A nice piece, indeed, Brian.
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LordTemplar

LordTemplar

Age : 55
Location : Louisville, Kentucky
Registration date : 2014-01-16

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 8:37 am

Beautiful Brian!!!!
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pepesdad1

pepesdad1

Age : 75
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

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PostSubject: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 9:22 am

Beautiful pipe. love the stem.
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stewartinsaudi

stewartinsaudi

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Location : USA
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 9:28 am

Lovely piece of work.
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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySat May 03, 2014 3:48 pm

That's a real beauty there Brian!

PB the rough spots you're seeing are the pores in the wood. Morta is usually oak, though you sometimes find other species preserved this way. To my knowledge the only way to get a perfectly smooth finish would require the use of sealants and I think that would make it unsmokeable. If I'm wrong about that somebody let me know, please!!!

Jim
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Growley

Growley

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

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySun May 04, 2014 3:27 pm

huffelpuff wrote:
That's a real beauty there Brian!

PB the rough spots you're seeing are the pores in the wood. Morta is usually oak, though you sometimes find other species preserved this way. To my knowledge the only way to get a perfectly smooth finish would require the use of sealants and I think that would make it unsmokeable. If I'm wrong about that somebody let me know, please!!!

Jim

Jim,

I believe you're on to it. They follow the grain of the wood and are kind of like micro indentations.
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gravel

gravel

Age : 45
Location : Oregon
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptySun May 04, 2014 7:27 pm

That is a beauty Brian!

puros_bran wrote:
 I've often suspected people on this board disagree with me simply to be disagreeable with me.   Now y'all are going to agree with me but still tell me I'm wrong.   Rolling Eyes 

If I disagree with this am I being disagreeable? If I agree will it break the internet?
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i.keenum

i.keenum

Age : 29
Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptyThu May 08, 2014 10:19 am

Beautiful pipe brother!
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Hiram-2011

Hiram-2011

Age : 41
Location : Illinois
Registration date : 2012-03-23

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptyThu May 08, 2014 11:28 am

That is a stunning piece Brian.
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Growley

Growley

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

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptyThu May 08, 2014 12:19 pm

Thanks guys!
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i.keenum

i.keenum

Age : 29
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptyThu May 08, 2014 4:44 pm

How did you like working with the morta?

Have you tried strawberry burl yet? I think a craggy black blast with one of your sweet bulldogs would turn out great !
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Growley

Growley

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

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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptyThu May 08, 2014 10:29 pm

i.keenum wrote:
How did you like working with the morta?

Have you tried strawberry burl yet? I think a craggy black blast with one of your sweet bulldogs would turn out great !

Man, I love it! It's definitely different and takes a different kind of touch, but it smells so great when you're cutting it and so on. I burned a few scraps today just to see what it smelled like, and it was wonderful. If it were tobacco, I'd smoke it  Very Happy 

I haven't tried strawberry yet. Initially, I was bent on only using briar, but Morta has changed that, so maybe it's time for some strawberry as well.
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i.keenum

i.keenum

Age : 29
Location : coast of mississippi
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptyThu May 08, 2014 10:33 pm

Just from what I seen they take a craggy blast like no business. It grows in the US and I haven't heard anything bad about it. Believe it's also called by madrone burl.

Don't think there isn't much you couldn't touch and turn into something beautiful. Very Happy 
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Hiram-2011

Hiram-2011

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Location : Illinois
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptyFri May 09, 2014 12:07 am

The blasts on strawberry are definitely wicked looking. I you ever venture into that medium I would have to be inclined to get one Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost   Growley Morta - The Grey Ghost EmptyFri May 09, 2014 4:51 pm

Hiram-2011 wrote:
The blasts on strawberry are definitely wicked looking.  I you ever venture into that medium I would have to be inclined to get one Smile.

+1


Cheers,

RR

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