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A Nice Little Author in Morta

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  1. zack24

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    One of my favorite shapes to make is the Author. I wanted to switch things up a little with this one and see if I could end up with a smaller, lighter Author in Morta- Trimmed the length, thinned out the cheeks and the final result is 4.5" long, 3/4" tobacco chamber 1.15" deep and coming in at 48 grams on the weight. The stem is from a very unusual SEM rod stock I found in Chicago last year- really like the colors of this one.






    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. ssjones

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    You've nailed that shape! That stem is gorgeous, and the button, fantastic work.

    Al

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  3. scrooge

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    Outstanding!!

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  4. saltedplug

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    Aesthetically I prefer a tapered stem over a saddle, but my teeth prefer the saddle. I wouldn't get along with the stem on this pipe, though as usual the work is fine. Tapered stems that have enough length for a more gradual taper work for me, but when they narrow quickly as in this pipe they don't, yet everything in the design is perfectly proportioned. Just me.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. chasingembers

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    The author shape is one that never appealed to me, but I love how the stem on that one just seems to organically flow from the stummel. Nice tight blast work on the morta, and Al nailed it, great stem color and button work. You knocked that one out of the park!

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  6. didimauw

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    Oh man. Coolest pipe I have EVER seen!!!!! That's true beauty!

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
    Posted 1 year ago #
  7. fmgee

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    Great looking pipe!

    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. dmcmtk

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    Whole pipe looks pretty cool Zack.

    Dave
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    Posted 1 year ago #
  9. zack24

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    Thanks guys! I wish I had more of that particular rod stock... it is very unusual...there's nothing I like better than the German SEM material...

    ...and I think for the next pipe, I might do a squat bulldog with some other interesting rod stock...

    Posted 1 year ago #
  10. wyfbane

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    Zack, you really found a sweet spot with your authors. I absolutely love mine.

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  11. anthonyrosenthal74

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    Absolutely lovely!

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  12. mso489

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    I don't know if I'd have the heart to carry this one in a jacket pocket or traveling, but the shape is durable and compact. What a beauty. That stem is spectacular.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  13. nevadablue

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    It is a beautiful pipe Zack, but it reminds me of Kate Smith.

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  14. jvnshr

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    Amazing Zack

    Javan
    Posted 1 year ago #
  15. zack24

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    It is a beautiful pipe Zack, but it reminds me of Kate Smith.

    You totally lost me for a minute on that reference...now it makes sense...

    Posted 1 year ago #

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