OK, So I Couldn't Afford The $1,500 Dunhill....

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zack24

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The other day, someone posted a picture of a incredible little 1920 Dunhill Group 1 that sold online for $1,530 or so....Loved the design and thought I would do something inspired by it. This is technically one of the most challenging pipes I've done- the shank is only 3/10"..and it has a ivory inlay, which only left room for a 4mm tenon (that's what I usually drill my airways at)

I ended up using a 4mm carbon fiber tenon- incredibly stiff and with a fairly large internal diameter...and here's how it came out...


...and a couple of pictures along the way...









 

fishnbanjo

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I saw the one you are talking about but never followed up to see how it ended now I know how it ended and how it inspired your creation, outstanding Zack.

 

zack24

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Thanks guys! I'm just happy I didn't destroy it on the lathe....On the shape, I'm sort of leaning towards calling that a canted egg...this one's going with me to Kansas City next month....

 

peckinpahhombre

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That is one fine looking little pipe. I like this one the best of all the wonderful pipes you have displayed here over the last many months.

 

rx2man

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Screw the Dunghill, that is really nice, where do you get the carbon fiber? I would like to try that.

 

zack24

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@rx2man. Dragon plate the product is pultruded carbon fiber tubing. Stable to 200 degrees...very accurate dimensionally...i like it!

 

voorhees

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OMG. The Dunhill was nice for sure, but would love that one. Out of curiosity........ how much a another one would cost your friends here? :puffy: