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lohengrin

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Hi everybody,

these are my last works.

The first is a bulky dark pipe I called Black Flame:

The second, Bamboo Calla, is a light fair pipe with a thin bamboo shank:


 

mso489

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Sophisticated designs. The shadow in the first pipe photo is a real touch.

 

newbroom

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Both nice looking pipes! The first with its beautiful grain highlighted by contrasting stain? The Calla....so delicate yet looking very utilitarian...a "French" Canadian?

 

lohengrin

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Thanks everybody for the kind words.

Lately I didn't smoke my new pipes cause after a long work I'm scared to damage them! The older ones are good smokers anyway and I always start my work carefully drilling the briar to get a correct air flow and to prevent humidity while smoking.

I obtained the contrasting stain ebonizing the wood with iron oxide, then I sanded the briar till I got the desired contrast between the black and the natural briar color.

The second one is just sanded and varnished.

 

okiescout

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Nice looking pipes.
Great observation MSO, I had to go back and look at it after reading your remarks. I pride myself on seeing details like that the first time. My design instructor, from back in my college days, would thump me :)