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Gonzo

Gonzo

Registration date : 2015-03-18

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PostSubject: GGRRRRRR....!   GGRRRRRR....! EmptyTue Feb 16, 2016 9:16 pm

So I have been working on this for a while now. Seems like it has fought me every step of the way. I am still not ready to call it done, but it is close. Just a few more little things to fuss about tomorrow when I have regained some patience. It is my latest attempt a pre-carbonizing the chamber. Did not come out perfect, has a nice thin black coating on about 95 % and shows a little wood way down at the bottom. There are a few other things here and there which can't be seen in the pic and may not bother anyone but me...but I know they are there. The briar had some pits, enough I felt I needed to do some filling work on this one. Still has some small ones hanging out I did not bother to fill. Overall I like the style, it is compact and lightweight. About 4 3/4 inches total length. Enjoy the pic.

https://forsaletrade.shutterfly.com/pictures/18


I have been working on another one as well, which so far has been going a bit more smoothly. Should have some pics in the next couple days. Thanks for looking.
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RDPipes

RDPipes

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

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PostSubject: Re: GGRRRRRR....!   GGRRRRRR....! EmptyTue Feb 16, 2016 10:37 pm

How are you applying the bowl coating? I was told by a well know pipe maker that he uses his finger to spread it on and that if it's too watery it won't adhere well. It must be a bit of a tarry consistency to adhere and apply well. If after it dries it's lumpy or just not to your liking you can lightly sand it to smooth it out.
I have done this on my personal pipes as a repair but, personally won't do it for a pipe I've made and intend to sell. If burn out is what your worried about I wouldn't worry all too much about it unless there is a flaw in the chamber. And then if it were me I'd just keep it as a shop pipe, not worth the time, effort and worry. Wink

Your pipe is certainly different, not my cup of tea but, that doesn't mean someone else won't like it.
I'm a bit weird anyway and still haven't really liked anything I've made. GGRRRRRR....! Nuts10 Just keep plugging away at it. Wink
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 56
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: GGRRRRRR....!   GGRRRRRR....! EmptyWed Feb 17, 2016 1:20 am

We can certainly be our own worst critics...........
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Gonzo

Gonzo

Registration date : 2015-03-18

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PostSubject: Re: GGRRRRRR....!   GGRRRRRR....! EmptyWed Feb 17, 2016 9:03 am

Morning Cart, the bowl coating has been one that is a hybrid of methods. I am using honey and adding vodka to thin it a bit. Instead of adding some form of powdered carbon, i have been applying directly to the bowl and using fire to turn the mixture into carbon.

Ozark, I appreciate the sentiment. This piece will never be everything I had hoped when I set to make it. I do like certain aspects of it. I hate to waste anything, materials etc. A piece like this one I will still finish and as Cart mentioned, at worst is the pipe that gets thrown in the glove box etc.
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