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fmgee

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Sep 26, 2014
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I did not break any speed records but 3 and a half months in I have completed my first pipe. Everything was done by hand with coping saw, files and sandpaper. Even the wax (Paragon) was by hand (I was not expecting to get as much luster as I did). This hand made "quality" has given the pipe its own character.
This pipe is a monster as I knew it would be when I ordered the block and stem. I wanted to make something I could not, or would be reluctant, to buy when more "practical" options were available.
The stats

Length: 18.6cm/ 7 3/8 inches

Bowl height: 58mm/ 2 5/16 inches

Chamber depth: 48mm/ 1 7/8 inches

Chamber width: 22mm/ 7/8 inch

Weight: unknown but I won't be clenching!







and this is where it all started



 

cortezattic

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Nov 19, 2009
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You did a beautiful job, and the smokes should taste all the better for it having been the product of your own work. :clap:

There's some really nice cross grain on that bowl.
Will you be doing another one soon?

 

raevans

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Apr 20, 2013
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Very nice looking piece of briar. Congratulations, that's a good looking pipe you have there!!

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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Jan 8, 2013
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Alright! :) It's about time you finished that thing up and posted it here! It looks great and I bet it will smoke great too. Let us know how that maiden burn goes. :clap:

 

jkrug

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Jan 23, 2015
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Well done! That's a great looking pipe.

Kudos to you for doing it all by hand. Enjoy. :puffy:

 

fmgee

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Sep 26, 2014
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Thanks eveyrone. I look forward to starting the break in process.
Cortez: I'll do another one but maybe not till next winter. I sure learned a lot doing this one and it would be great to start the process with a little knowledge.

 

fmgee

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Sep 26, 2014
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The maiden voyage was today with some Rattray's Red Rapparee. It was superb. I have not broken in many pipes to compare it with but this was as smooth as could be.