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Crafty



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PostSubject: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptySun Nov 12, 2017 6:45 pm

I had a weird shaped mini briar and no longer stems I liked. So I’ve never made a Warmer.  Very Happy

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Thistleoak

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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptySun Nov 12, 2017 6:48 pm

Ohhhh that's gonna be awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptySun Nov 12, 2017 7:02 pm

Yeah...awesome. Nice grain. Gonna be a sweetheart.

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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptySun Nov 12, 2017 8:18 pm

Nuttin' wrong with that at all. Gonna be a fine nose warmer!


Cheers,

RR

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Crafty



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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptySun Nov 12, 2017 10:05 pm

Well, I go back to work tomorrow so it may be a few days before I get a chance to finish this little gem. There is some pretty nice grain to this 1. I hope I can do it justice!
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Crafty wrote:
Well, I go back to work tomorrow so it may be a few days before I get a chance to finish this little gem. There is some pretty nice grain to this 1. I hope I can do it justice!

You Will! Your work is very nice in my opinion
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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptyTue Nov 14, 2017 8:17 pm

You do great work Crafty I'm sure you will do this piece justice. Super nice grain. Your two step staining should really make it pop! Take your time and do it right don't rush it on anybodies account.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptyThu Nov 16, 2017 6:40 pm

Things were going SO well until the final buff when the buff wheel caught the lip of the tobacco chamber and the pipe went flying! Embarassed gave it a couple dings, still looks pretty good just deciding whether to do a complete sand, stain and finish process or say screw it and live with it!! You can see the ding in second pic.

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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptyThu Nov 16, 2017 6:55 pm

Crafty...your stain really brought out the grain there. Pretty spectacular. Really.

If you’re going to keep the thing for personal use only you know if the ding would eventually make you crazy. If it was going to be one for sale, it should come out. Is the crease above the dent a natural void? I don’t think it’s a problem leaving that in. Funny how we tolerate a natural hole when One made by an eager & grabby wheel is so offensive.

Dang, but that grain-n-stain looks fine.

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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptyThu Nov 16, 2017 7:27 pm

Crafty wrote:
Things were going SO well until the final buff when the buff wheel caught the lip of the tobacco chamber and the pipe went flying! Embarassed gave it a couple dings, still looks pretty good just deciding whether to do a complete sand, stain and finish process or say screw it and live with it!! You can see the ding in second pic.

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I call pipes that short " 'stash warmers". Waaay to short for me but man that is one FINE looking piece of briar and you did a beautiful job with it!! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptyThu Nov 16, 2017 8:03 pm

Ohhhhh that's HOT!
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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptyThu Nov 16, 2017 9:00 pm

Agree with the appearance of the stain and grain contrast. Wunnerful!

And like BH said, only you can determine if the ding will stay or go, depending on intentions.

If it were up to me, I'd leave it.....


Cheers,

RR

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Thistleoak

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Brewdude wrote:

If it were up to me, I'd leave it.....




RR

That there is a pipe fit for smoking as you go into battle
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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptyThu Nov 16, 2017 9:49 pm

Thanks guys, this briar had great grain. I think I like the stem view the most, it reminds me of smoke swirling around!
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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptyThu Nov 16, 2017 9:51 pm

Thank you for posting your work, I personally love seeing the before and afters.
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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptyThu Nov 16, 2017 10:37 pm

Thistleoak wrote:
Thank you for posting your work, I personally love seeing the before and afters.


Absolutely agree.

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Great! I love pokers.
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PostSubject: Re: A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics)   A Nose Warmer (complete w/ pics) EmptyFri Nov 17, 2017 4:15 am

Now that's what I'm talking about! Beautiful grain and you've really made it pop! I wouldn't be too concerned over the dent unless you plan to sell it. If its yours to smoke then I say it adds character and is part of the pipes story leave it. I love staring at the birdseye too, its fascinating what the grain does. Can't wait to see what you get up too next brother.

Jim
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