New Finish From Tim Thorpe

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crashthegrey

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I am very excited to own another Tim Thorpe. This time, it is the new finish that pulled me in. He has spent the past 3 or so years developing this technique. All I know is that it takes days to get this driftwood, or "beachwood" as driftwood is found on the beach, finish. It's hard to photograph, and I am not a photographer, but I tried to capture the complexity of the patterns. It feels really interesting in the hand and looks incredibly unique. So far as I know, he's the only US pipe maker doing this, and I have seen very little like it anywhere in the world. It's definitely one of the coolest finishes that I have seen, and I'll probably get at least another one soon. I won't comment on the smoking qualities, as Tim doesn't let a poor smoking pipe out of his shop, and eleven years in the industry guarantees that.

 

crashthegrey

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And the color is not so varied, I was using the flash to bring out the texture, but it made the colors look strange.

 

lightmybriar

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I've been an excited viewer on his instagram. That is a super cool finish. I bet the feel of it is awesome. Great acquisition!

 

crashthegrey

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Thank you, lightmybriar. I have four of his pipes now, and I can promise you that you won't regret buying one some day. And his prices are very reasonable. His instagram is great to watch, for sure.

 

crashthegrey

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It really is, alexnorth. I wish I could show everyone in person. It is definitely different than anything I have seen. This was one of the very first ones, he's already getting the process down even better and the next couple are phenomenal looking.