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Crafty



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

PostSubject: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:18 pm

Well a few month ago I started a pipe but miss-drilled the draft hole and mortise. I guess the briar shifted on the drill press when drilling. So the stem was crooked the the pipe as youíll see in the pics. I got mad and shelved it for a while. Today I managed to get things somewhat straight. Side views are looking good but the stem still has a crook, OH Well.




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Thistleoak

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Age : 35
Location : Northwest Michigan
Registration date : 2012-08-14

PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:27 pm

NOT that bad... looks pretty good to me. A great pipe needs character.
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huffelpuff

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Location : Laramie, WY
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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:41 pm

That really doesn't look too bad. I'm sure some of that crook can be smoothed out when you heat up the stem to bend it. Look forward to seeing it completed.

Jim
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Simple Man

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Age : 56
Location : Atlanta-ish
Registration date : 2011-10-24

PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:46 pm

Ah, heck, ain't nothin' wrong with that. I kind of like it. If you told everyone you did it on purpose they'd believe it. Laughing Cool
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Crafty



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

PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:56 pm

I agree Huff a little judicious use of the heat gun will pull a majority of the crook out. Iíve done as much as I can with briar removal. What a Face
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Brewdude

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Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:55 pm

Nothing there that can't be corrected. The stem that is. Otherwise looking good!

Cool



Cheers,

RR
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Lonecoyote

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Registration date : 2016-10-15

PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:24 am

Not bad at all and really who cares as long as it smokes well for you!!

PS, are you going to give the stem a slight bend, you won't notice any mistake!!



KEEP ON PUFFING!!!
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R. M. Perkins

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Location : US and Mexico
Registration date : 2015-07-07

PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:09 am

Been there, done that.

The only difference is that I usually fling my miss-drilled pipes as far from my sight as I am able and start all over.

So kudos for following through with it. cheers
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Crafty



Location : North Alabama
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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:05 pm




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Thistleoak

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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:09 pm

That is AWESOME! Great job!
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Simple Man

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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:10 pm

Crafty, that looks really good. Nice job! Cool
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Corncobcon

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Location : Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:35 pm

that's gorgeous! What kind of stain did you use?
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Crafty



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

PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:57 pm

Conrad, I used Fiebings dark brown as a base sanded that with 600 then topped with British Tan. I really like the way the dark base makes the grain pop out.
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Ozark Wizard

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Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:50 pm

Excellent salvage! The pipe looks great!

cheers cheers cheers
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monbla256

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Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:53 pm

That came out REAL NICE !! Way to go dude !! Twisted Evil
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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:33 pm

Py golly, that turned out great Crafty! Great finish work and the stem looks fine despite the slight crook! Or can it be rotated a little?

Cool


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RR
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huffelpuff

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Location : Laramie, WY
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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:09 pm

Looks really good buddy! I would say you did a great job saving that one. Your right the dark brown base really makes the grain pop. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Jim
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Location : Laguna Niguel, CA
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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:39 pm

Handsome little pipe there, Crafty. Looks like it turned out alright. I'd bet its comfortable in the teeth, too.

Hope it serves you well for many, many years.

Wish I had even a quarter of the skill that you have. My best effort was crafting a pipe out of an apple in my younger days, but that's a whole other story. Very Happy

Sweet smokes!
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PostSubject: Re: Almost saved (finished, pics added)   Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:09 pm

Crafty wrote:
Conrad, I used Fiebings dark brown as a base sanded that with 600 then topped with British Tan. I really like the way the dark base makes the grain pop out.

Yes, that's what I like about it also.
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