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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:28 am

This is my 13th attempt at making a pipe and there's something wrong with it but, I can't put my finger on it. It didn't come out the way I wanted it to because the block just wasn't the right size for what I was going for but, I went ahead and tried to get as close to it as I could. That said, I reckon it's an Chubby EGG? Anyway It's made from Algerian briar and as always a few tiny pits showed up to visit. It has a Acrylic hand cut Ivory saddle stem and a 7/8" chamber. Measures about 5-1/4" long, 2" tall and about 2" wide. It's a good beefy pipe to say the least.
Sorry about the photos being a little dark, my camera didn't like the Ivory stem and lighting wasn't just right. The brighter ones show the pipe being darker in color and as it really is but, what the hell I know......I'm colorblind.

















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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:01 pm

I love it
But what the hell do I know - I've thought all your pipes were great
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:35 pm

alandadp wrote:
I love it
But what the hell do I know - I've thought all your pipes were great

Thank you Adam So what the hell do ya know?
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:17 pm

Looks pretty dang good to me Ron. If there are pits I can't see any in the pics.

Cool 


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RR
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:21 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Looks pretty dang good to me Ron. If there are pits I can't see any in the pics.

Cool 


Cheers,

RR

Thank ya BD The pits are real small, you can see one on the Right side of the bowl right on the edge of that reflection of my lighting on the pipe. Wink
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:15 pm

Kept look'en at those horrible photos and tried a different approach, not sure how better they are but, I think there a bit better, dang Ivory stem is causing all the lighting problems. Well here's a few better ones anyway.







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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:00 pm

Another fine looking pipe there Ron. What are the dimensions? It looks huge, but photos can be deceptive.

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Tim
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:06 pm

Timbo wrote:
Another fine looking pipe there Ron. What are the dimensions? It looks huge, but photos can be deceptive.

Thanks

Tim

Thank you Tim, It's 7/8" chamber, 5-1/4" long, 2" tall and about 2" wide. It is a bit of a hand full.
Sorta like a Moretti but, didn't realize it till after I was done with it, just wanted to do a large chubby.
The photos sadly don't do it justice, the grain is really neat look'en....to me anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:39 am

Thanks Ron, sheepish grin, I didn't see you'd already posted the dimensions.

I do love the grain on this one too, looks like you could get lost in there when being contemplative. Also looks nice and hefty. Definitely one for the smoking lounge rather than out and about. A grand pipe for sure.

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Tim
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:34 am

Ron, that is a beautiful pipe and I'm not trying to blow smoke up your butt. I really like it. The ivory stem really sets it off. The tiny pit is of no consequence. In fact if you hadn't pointed it out I wouldn't have seen it. Smile

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:28 am

Dam Ron you have become a pipe making machine, and as far as
i am concerned your work is excellent. MIKE
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:05 am

alandadp wrote:
I love it
But what the hell do I know - I've thought all your pipes were great

I couldn't agree more. Another great one Ron!
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:09 am

Thanks guys, Your all too kind.
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:30 am

Great work as alway's Ron, that's a fine piece of Briar Brother! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:27 am

allyby wrote:
Great work as alway's Ron, that's a fine piece of Briar Brother!  Very Happy

Thank you Ally, your very kind sir
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:28 pm

I'm impressed........again. I quite like it. Good job.
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:42 pm

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I'm impressed........again. I quite like it. Good job.

Thank you sir!
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:56 am

Spectacular!
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:00 pm

I'd pay very good money for that pipe, Ron.

You know they (whomever "they" may be) say: false modesty is the worst form of boast.

Ya does whatcha can and then you're at the mercy of the briar, and ya done gooood!

Well done, Bro.

M.
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:33 pm

Thanks guys!
I don't think I'm modest at all sir, I just expect a lot out myself and I don't see that I've done
what I wish to accomplish yet. A pipe without flaws. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:33 pm

When you talk about making a flawless pipes do you mean a pipe without any craftsmanship flaws or that plus a flawless piece of briar? I imagine it's hard to get the absolute cream of the crop briar on the regular. I guess you could start stealing packages off Claudio Cavicchi's doorstep!

Ps, it's seriously worth googling "Claudio Cavicchi smooth pipes". Briar wood porn.
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:21 pm

juanmedusa wrote:
When you talk about making a flawless pipes do you mean a pipe without any craftsmanship flaws or that plus a flawless piece of briar? I imagine it's hard to get the absolute cream of the crop briar on the regular. I guess you could start stealing packages off Claudio Cavicchi's doorstep!

Ps, it's seriously worth googling "Claudio Cavicchi smooth pipes". Briar wood porn.

I meant without craftsmanship flaws.
Claudio makes some fine pipes......I can't afford. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:06 pm

Cartaphilus wrote:
juanmedusa wrote:
When you talk about making a flawless pipes do you mean a pipe without any craftsmanship flaws or that plus a flawless piece of briar? I imagine it's hard to get the absolute cream of the crop briar on the regular. I guess you could start stealing packages off Claudio Cavicchi's doorstep!

Ps, it's seriously worth googling "Claudio Cavicchi smooth pipes". Briar wood porn.

I meant without craftsmanship flaws.
Claudio makes some fine pipes......I can't afford. Wink

I'm glad you're not holding yourself accountable for the flaws in the wood. I always found some charm in the Randy Wiley feather pipes. He sometimes just carves a little feather over a flaw in an otherwise nice piece of briar. I'm making a nice pipe it has an ugly pit, well, now it has a nice little feather. Moving forward.

Oh, and yeah those Cavicchi's seem nice but I haven't one in my collection either. But his briar is undeniable. He gets his hands on some premium stock.
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:50 pm

Another fine pipe I think most would be proud to own.

Congrats Ron!

cheers
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PostSubject: Re: My 13th pipe and it looks like it (Added Photos)   Tue Sep 29, 2015 1:46 pm

Thank you Rob!
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