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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 7,588 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very nice!  
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  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 7,713 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Outstanding.
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  • LoneSmokerLoneSmoker Portland, OregonPosts: 286 ✭✭✭
    Very nice!  

    webmost said:
    Outstanding.
    Thank You! :)
    LoneSmoker

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  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 4,186 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looks great how long did it take?

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  • 0patience0patience Packed up the bags and moved to TenneseePosts: 10,512 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What is it? 

    Ok, couldn't resist.
    Nice work.
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  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 16,053 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Great! Fantastic first pipe. Going to carve another one? One constructive criticism I have is the transition between the shank and bowl, your pipe's is a bit heavy in my opinion. Now you need to buy a buffing machine, buffing wheels, White Diamond prepolish and carnauba wax,  >:)
  • johnnyBjohnnyB UtardedPosts: 1,553 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow that looks great
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  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 9,433 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Does anybody just smoke those as-is? It might not fit in your pocket but, no pipe stand required. 
  • YaksterYakster Lead Necroposter and vHerf wardenPosts: 21,624 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You'd really have to clench tight on an uncarved block, though.
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  • Captain_CallCaptain_Call Cambridge NebraskaPosts: 1,553 ✭✭✭✭✭
    That sucker is heavy before any cuts are made. Probably 4 to 5 ounces. It's completely acceptable to leave the bottom flat though. I've got a block too that I'm going that direction with. 
  • LoneSmokerLoneSmoker Portland, OregonPosts: 286 ✭✭✭
    NorCalR1 said:
    Looks great how long did it take?
    I bought the block on January 22nd, but didn't work on it everyday.
    LoneSmoker

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  • LoneSmokerLoneSmoker Portland, OregonPosts: 286 ✭✭✭
    edited February 2018
    Great! Fantastic first pipe. Going to carve another one? One constructive criticism I have is the transition between the shank and bowl, your pipe's is a bit heavy in my opinion. Now you need to buy a buffing machine, buffing wheels, White Diamond prepolish and carnauba wax,  >:)
    The buffing wheels I had for the dremel did very little except put little white fibers all over my pipe. I have carnuba, tripoli and white diamond. the staining/polishing part seemed to present the biggest challenge. I used Fieblings black, then Saddle Brown dye for the stain then set it on fire then tripoli. White Diamond and Carnuba for the polish, but I need better buffing/polishing equipment. Overall though I am satisfied for my first time outta the gate. Here's a pic of it after I stained it black then re-sanded it before staining Saddle brown and sanding and polishing the stem.


    LoneSmoker

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  • jsnakejsnake Kansas CityPosts: 5,949 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sweet
  • YankeeManYankeeMan Posts: 2,556 ✭✭✭✭✭
    As we say in English class, "Ya dun good!"
  • dbeckomdbeckom Istanbul Turkey Posts: 2,193 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There are two plateau blocks with stems up for bid on eBay now. They would be great for someone who wants to carve their own freehand style pipe

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Italian-Briar-build-your-own-pipes-or-use-as-bookends-as-I-did/253779026865?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1431.l2649

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  • Captain_CallCaptain_Call Cambridge NebraskaPosts: 1,553 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If they aren't pre drilled, it takes more specialized tools than I have. I've been whittling away at the same block for two years in no particular hurry to finish. I don't even know what shape I want
  • dbeckomdbeckom Istanbul Turkey Posts: 2,193 ✭✭✭✭✭
    They are pre-drilled and ready to carve

    "Any cigar smoker is friend, because I know how he feels." Alfred de Musset

     "A fine cigar is just like a woman. If you don't light it up just right and suck on it with a certain frequency, it will go out on you." Unknown

    “A pipe is to the troubled soul what caresses of a mother are for her suffering child.”  Indian Proverb
  • BlueB3BlueB3 Posts: 119 ✭✭✭
    Vermont Freehand is the go-to place for briar, and pipe making supplies/kits.  I've made a couple pipes, and have another pre-drilled kit ready to start when the spirit hits me.
  • Captain_CallCaptain_Call Cambridge NebraskaPosts: 1,553 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the way the blue penetrated the grain and is visible from the sides.
  • BlueB3BlueB3 Posts: 119 ✭✭✭
    edited August 2018
    It was very blue! I put a light coat of the blue on right after the 220 grit sanding phase, so it just left a hint of the blue in the grain on the pipe after I was done sanding.  The briar is almost white without that stain.
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