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warren

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Sep 13, 2013
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Remember, you asked. That's one ugly pipe to my eye, even the coloring is unattractive.

 

davet

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It's, umm, unique. Either that's a really small stem or that bowl is huge.

 

jparker

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@ Nate - It sort of does look like a crazy fossil. I dont usually have a plan when I carve I just sort of let the wood and the dremel decided.
@ Warren - :) You are correct sir I did ask. I appreciate the honesty, this one definitely isn't for everybody.
@ Davet - Its a monster pipe with a fairly small stem. Dimensions are L 6 1/2" x W 2 3/8" x H 3 1/4" with a 7/8" bowl diameter and 1 3/4" depth.
@ fishnbanjo - Thank you! Those pipes would look good next to each other.

 

derfatdutchman

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It kind of looks like it survived a house fire. Has a kind of alligator char pattern to my eye.

 

mso489

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My first thought is that it looks too heavy even to clench while you light it. I don't find the massive, somewhat formless look of it, and its rustication interesting, though I guess if a person found that kind of rock-like mass attractive, this pipe might have some draw. Just not my thing.

 

nutcracker

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Rhinoceros

Dung

Centipede
As a pipe, I don't like it. As a piece of sculpture, I love it. It has many areas of intrigue and keeps the viewer captivated. The rustication making the cornucopia on the left is very nice. I find the segments on the other parts to be lacking. The view from the top is very nice as well. The appearance of a left hand grasping the bowl is very creative.

 

agnosticpipe

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Nov 3, 2013
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I kinda like it, but then I like Olie Sylvester's Monstrosity pipes too. Personally it's a little large for me, still an interesting design.

 

brudnod

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...in the eye of the beholder and such. I look at pipes like that and wonder what was the maker thinking? Should he be trusted with his own affairs?

 
wow, I sure am glad someone was able to rescue this from a tragic fire ,

Too bad it got burned so badly! wait. wait , this is meant to look like that?

my bad, oops , er ah, hmmm, very nice.

just goes to prove "beauty is in the eye of the beer holder"

hoo

 

newbroom

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My first impression as the image loaded was...hmmn, that's eye catching, rugged, reptilian, pre-historic and very interesting.

That you made it is even more interesting!

I see a similarity with rattle snake 'rattles' and also sort of a bird of prey talon.

 

anthonyrosenthal74

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Jan 8, 2013
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Personally, I love it. I'm so much more a smooth pipe kind of guy. But your pipes are always unique. You have a creative mind and you put that creativity into your carvings. I think that's a wonderful thing. If you were to walk into a room full of pipe smokers, your pipe would be the object of conversation. I love it, keep doing it, and I know I've said it before but you've come a long way from that log with a stem you posted on here when you first started carving.

 

skraps

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Not my style, but very interesting.
Just goes to show by all of the previous comments, taste is subjective.

 

jparker

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Jun 22, 2014
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:) You guys are too funny! Some of these comments really cracked me up. We lost almost everything in the fire lol but luckily I did save this one pipe lmao. And yes I am aware that I probably should not be trusted with my own affairs. ( thats why the wife runs the business and I do the carving lol but she may have to start doing the carving soon :nana: ) I completely agree this is a love it or hate it pipe. When I was working on it I just totally let go of any plan or reasoning and just had fun.