HomeHome  SearchSearch  RegisterRegister  Log in  
 

 Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong

Go down 
AuthorMessage
RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 6:06 pm

This is my 7th pipe so far and lord what a headache, I though 7 was a lucky number?
Anyway, this turd started out as a Dublin that I was going to put a Military mount on because the block was too small to support a shank that I thought was long enough. Somewhere along the way it became a Freehand Dublin Military mount. So far so good, not bad but, that didn't last long. While taking the final cut on the shank my lathe bit grabbed suddenly and snapped a 1/2" off the completed shank. Well, after it had quieted down I figured it's just gona have to be even shorter and went on. Did it stop there? Oh No, while shaping it on the wheel about 4 -5 large pits show up. I decided to fill them cause how deep they were and looked around the shop and seen some CA glue, Black and Clear. Did he grab the clear, hell no, thought I'd see what it looked like with black. Well I can tell ya, it looks like crap. Anyway, here's this sad number 7pipe for your perusal and hopefully a good laugh. 5) Well, maybe it aint that bad, you can smoke the the dad burn thing, just don't look to close at it. Wink

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Mp7011

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Mp7_111

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Mp7_211

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Mp7_311
Back to top Go down
http://rdpipes.briar.club/
DrumsAndBeer

DrumsAndBeer

Age : 47
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 6:37 pm

I'll be the first to say, that it really doesn't look all that bad. Personally I like the black fills.
Back to top Go down
eklektos44

eklektos44

Age : 63
Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2015-04-10

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 6:53 pm

Okay, so it's a Ron's Pipes second, and more experience. It doesn't look that bad to me, and if it smokes well then it all worked out. Smile
Back to top Go down
juanmedusa

juanmedusa

Age : 38
Location : Falls Church, Virginia
Registration date : 2013-07-06

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 8:26 pm

DrumsAndBeer wrote:
I'll be the first to say, that it really doesn't look all that bad. Personally I like the black fills.

Me too! I like 'em fine. It's a fetching look to me. Just call them contrast fills and you're an innovator!
Back to top Go down
RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 8:31 pm

Thanks guys, Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Liftha19
Back to top Go down
http://rdpipes.briar.club/
Fatman

Fatman

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

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 8:53 pm

I'd smoke it! Great looking pipe Ron, your skills are better than you allow!
Back to top Go down
Brewdude
Moderator
Brewdude

Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 8:59 pm

Despite the pits it still looks fine to me Ron. The overall shape is great and it looks like it'll be a fine smoker.

One has to wonder how may times noted artisans have encountered pits while in these stages, and how they dealt with them. Just the nature of the briar. Surely not all blocks turn out to be free of flaws.

Don't be so tough on yourself, you did real good.

sunny


Cheers,

RR

_________________
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin


Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Purple11x 3Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Bombx10Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Bombx10  Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong D6bddf10 Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong 44902965465_19121c84ed_s_d Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Cowboy13Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong 4G80VIc

Site moderator and BoB Bomber's co-commander.
Back to top Go down
http://www.randereed.com
monbla256

monbla256

Age : 74
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 9:13 pm

Other than a shape which works PERFECTLY with the grain of that eubuchon, PERFECT plateau rim, Metal ferrull / mil bit stem work which Peterson would die for and two fills that will gradually even out as the briar darkens, I really don't know why you even showed it to us !! I mean REALLY  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
Back to top Go down
Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 55
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 9:32 pm

Cool looking to me...........

How DO you get such a nice shine on that? I could shave in that reflection.......
Back to top Go down
RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 9:41 pm

Thank you again guys, much appreciated Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Liftha20

Monbla, then don't look at'em anymore.Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong On_the11

OW, If I told ya....I'd have to eliminate ya. Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Cheesy29
Naw! It's fairly simple, a lot sanding, buffing and waxing and this one isn't that good, I missed a couple of places and didn't notice till I waxed the dadburn thing. Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Dash111
Back to top Go down
http://rdpipes.briar.club/
Hiram-2011

Hiram-2011

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

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 9:54 pm

Being hard on yourself Ron, I'd have no problem smoking that beauty. Good job bro.
Back to top Go down
RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 9:57 pm

Hiram-2011 wrote:
Being hard on yourself Ron, I'd have no problem smoking that beauty.  Good job bro.

As always, Thank you sir! Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Liftha21
Back to top Go down
http://rdpipes.briar.club/
Crafty



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

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 10:53 pm

Looks good. You will be your worst critic. You worked through issues instead of tossing the block out the window and 90% of the people will see your "problems" as character and love it. I know I have made pipes that had "issues" that people loved. Remember a true artisan know how to work around problems, I think you managed that successfully.
Back to top Go down
Thomas Tkach

Thomas Tkach

Age : 32
Location : North Dakota
Registration date : 2010-11-24

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 11:02 pm

You've just got to get your bamboo shank technique down for those blocks. Not bad at all!
Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/tkachta1
RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 11:03 pm

Crafty wrote:
Looks good. You will be your worst critic. You worked through issues instead of tossing the block out the window and 90% of the people will see your "problems" as character and love it. I know I have made pipes that had "issues" that people loved. Remember a true artisan know how to work around problems, I think you managed that successfully.

Thank you sirDublin Pipe Gone Wrong Liftha22, There's two reasons I don't toss them. One, I can't afford it and Two, I hate to give up on something that still has even a little potential, at least as a smoker. If my flaws are character this one's good enough for a comic strip. Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Cheesy31
Back to top Go down
http://rdpipes.briar.club/
RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptyFri Jun 19, 2015 11:06 pm

Thomas Tkach wrote:
You've just got to get your bamboo shank technique down for those blocks. Not bad at all!

Bamboo? No thank you, not really into bamboo. No
Back to top Go down
http://rdpipes.briar.club/
RAlden

RAlden

Location : Dallas, Texas
Registration date : 2012-06-07

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptySat Jun 20, 2015 12:14 am

Not bad at all Ron.
Back to top Go down
http://www.aldenpipes.com
Dutch

Dutch

Age : 54
Location : On the road.......
Registration date : 2010-11-06

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptySat Jun 20, 2015 2:02 am

That's a great looking pipe Ron! Look on the bright side, anybody that uses up that much bad luck all at once, is bound to have some good luck just around the corner! Smile
Back to top Go down
alandadp

alandadp

Age : 63
Location : Plymouth, England
Registration date : 2013-04-29

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptySat Jun 20, 2015 2:55 am

I really like that pipe Ron, it has character!
Your problem is you're too much of a perfectionist, if you worked for Rolls Royce you wouldn't let a car out of the factory!
I have, however, a simple solution - as you complete each pipe you send it to me, I will only return those that are worthy of your name Very Happy

And so ....Pirate's Pipes was born
 Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Pirate10
Back to top Go down
RobJ

RobJ

Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptySat Jun 20, 2015 3:23 am

I like this one a lot, as I have the others I've seen. I dunno man but you're pretty darn good at this pipe making thing. Congrats Ron!

My offer still stands about field testing these for you and I will pay the shipping!

lol!
Back to top Go down
RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptySat Jun 20, 2015 7:33 am

Thanks guys, your being way too kind Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Liftha23

Back to top Go down
http://rdpipes.briar.club/
Richard Burley

Richard Burley

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptySat Jun 20, 2015 1:05 pm

Reminds me of an M.G.M. I had, which I believe is a Gasparini second. Meh, I don't care for short-shanked pipes. Nice save, though. Having the patience of a three-year-old, I would have tossed it.
Back to top Go down
tslots

tslots

Age : 62
Location : Idaho
Registration date : 2008-03-29

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptySat Jun 20, 2015 3:33 pm

Very nice pipe overall. Looks good enough to smoke.

For those blocks that have last minute faults, pits, etc ... why not consider a carved or sandblast finish?
Back to top Go down
RDPipes

RDPipes

Age : 66
Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptySat Jun 20, 2015 3:48 pm

tslots wrote:
Very nice pipe overall.   Looks good enough to smoke.  

For those blocks that have last minute faults, pits, etc ... why not consider a carved or sandblast finish?

Thank you sirs! Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Liftha24
For small pits I just ignore them, for a family of them I do consider rustication or blast but, blast costs me see'en I haven't a blast cabinet yet (next on list). For the pits that were in this pipe, they were just too deep, maybe an 1/8" and to do any of the before mentioned I'd be afraid of making it worse. In other words not being able to hide them and opening a whole other can of worms, so filling was the better option in my opinion. Most carvers would have tossed it and gone to a new block. I on the other hand can't and won't afford it, "Waste not Want not!" Besides, I put a lot of work into to it already and didn't want to go for not.
I don't throw ANYTHING away around here until it proves to me it can't be fixed. My parents lived though the depression and beat that into me and, that's a Good thing. Gees, that was a long answer for such a short question, wasn't it. Sure hope it explain something. Wink
Back to top Go down
http://rdpipes.briar.club/
Thomas Tkach

Thomas Tkach

Age : 32
Location : North Dakota
Registration date : 2010-11-24

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Empty
PostSubject: Re: Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong   Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong EmptySat Jun 20, 2015 5:55 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
Crafty wrote:
Looks good. You will be your worst critic. You worked through issues instead of tossing the block out the window and 90% of the people will see your "problems" as character and love it. I know I have made pipes that had "issues" that people loved. Remember a true artisan know how to work around problems, I think you managed that successfully.

Thank you sirDublin Pipe Gone Wrong Liftha22, There's two reasons I don't toss them. One, I can't afford it and Two, I hate to give up on something that still has even a little potential, at least as a smoker. If my flaws are character this one's good enough for a comic strip. Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Cheesy31

I think early on it's probably good for practicing, too. Once you're good and doing it for money, it's probably not worth the time if it doesn't look like it'll be a nice pipe.

Cartaphilus wrote:
Thomas Tkach wrote:
You've just got to get your bamboo shank technique down for those blocks. Not bad at all!

Bamboo? No thank you, not really into bamboo. No

What about lilac?

Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong Th_IMG_0617
Back to top Go down
https://www.youtube.com/user/tkachta1
 
Dublin Pipe Gone Wrong
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Brothers of Briar :: Pipes & Tobacco :: DIY-
Jump to: