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zack24

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This was fairly interesting- a small Author with some really unusual stem material from SEM in Germany- every year in Chicago, they have some limited run rod stock- I thought this was a very unusual color combination- kinda reminded me of a 1950s Mercury Hot Rod with a Flame Paint Job (but then again- I have been drinking wine and smoking ribs all afternoon, so what do I know...:) I wanted to come up with something smaller than I usually make on Authors- this one came in at 4.5" and 39 grams with a 1.25" deep bowl- .72" wide...











 

zack24

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There's a hair on the pipe in the fifth photo!
On blasts, I always rub it on my chest to put a shine on it...must have picked up a stray hair...:)

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Love the basket weave texture which answers that far-out stem to perfection. If I smoked that at a pipe show or club, I'd be way too cocky. The marriage made in heaven.

 

zack24

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Glad you guys like it! I'll have some time over Christmas to get a couple finished that I've been thinking about... Always appreciate the feedback!

 

alan73

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Excellent pipe, love the stem. Do you have a favorite shape to make? I’m a smooth operator, do you make many smooth pipes?

 

zack24

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Do you have a favorite shape to make? I’m a smooth operator, do you make many smooth pipes?
It’s probably a tossup between an Author and a Bulldog...and I love smooths- tend to make more blasts because more folks prefer them...
I have an antique meer cutty coming in a couple of days- thinking about modeling a smooth cutty adapted from that design..

 

wyfbane

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Apr 26, 2013
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Zack,
Your pipe making is phenomenal. I love my morta author. Please explore the smooth cutty idea. I should be ready for one by spring. :puffy: