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A Very Craggy Author

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  1. zack24

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    Actually finished this one a few months ago, but haven't had a chance to post any pics I've been promising a couple of guys on the Forum. It's been making me crazy this year- Greta and I are traveling like crazy for our business- great for the wallet, but seriously cutting into my pipe-making! This one is an Author with Ooosic accent and B&W Cumberland stem...5.25" long. 67 Grams. 3/4" tobacco chamber...(Also had the chance to play with a new camera app for iPhone called Pro Photo- best app I've seen for focus and closeups...








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  2. chasingembers

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    That poor walrus!

    I love that one Zack. Who's the lucky recipient, or are you keeping that beauty for yourself?

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    Beautiful! I love the contrasting band and that stem is fantastic!

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  4. mayfair70

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    Excellent work. I really like the stem. I'm not partial to this particular shape, but you make me want this pipe. A sign of the finest of artisans. Well done sir.

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  5. hmhaines

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    Delightful pipe, mate!

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  6. mso489

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    That's a pipe carved for the sense of touch. It's a tactile festival.

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    Just about perfect, Zack! Very nice button, too.

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  8. cossackjack

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    As usual, Zack, a great looking pipe. I particularly like the walrus bone(r) & Cumberland stem.

    Upon your recommendation, I will consider the Pro Photo app, though it hasn't been updated since February 2015, & has only 2 diametrically opposed terse reviews. Worth a try for $0.99.

    "A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
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    Make your iPhone better than a DSLR with these six apps!

    Oh, yeah, sure, just like that! I searched for the name above but came up with so many, couldn't see what Pro Photo is supposed to do. Any guidance?

    (The new software for iOS does a b/g fade, trying to emulate shallow DoF- sorta o.k., but nothing like the real deal.)

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    And that one didn't win??? (I've still yet to see the winners).

    Al

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  11. weezell

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    Very,Very nice pipe Zack!I am primarily a meer smoker BUT,I really love the Authors I own. The pipe is a home run...

    "the weez"...
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    That's a real looker. Well done again.

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  13. alexnorth

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    Super-nice pipe there!

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  14. zack24

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    Thanks guys! That was a fun one...The blasting took a very long time...:)

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    Thanks Zack, the pipe is great and the sample of Stonehaven is great too!!

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    Glad you're enjoying it Doug! That Stonehaven should be tasty- it has about 3 years of age on it...

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    Super looking pipe Zack.

    The Old Cajun
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  18. pasunepipe

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    Great button and I love the band on there.

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    One of my favorites from you so far ... beauty!

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    Wow fantastic pipe Zack.

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
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    It's a tactile festival.

    MSO - Nailed it; I would love the craggy feel of that pipe.

    DCRGuns - good choice; enjoy!

    Dave "Black Frigate Stowaway"
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    Hey Zach, great pipe. I really like how the ring acts as a textural break while also accenting the cream tones in the brindle stem. The whole piece is really well balanced which is something I rarely see in many of the up and coming American carvers. Bonus points for fully finishing mortise face. My one criticism, and it's the same for almost every author pipe I see, is the thick stem...

    I would really love to see folks break from tradition and give these things a thin comfortable, no compromise bit. GeorgeD posted photos of a restem job with a saddle stem. I thought it was just about the worlds most perfect pipe. Anyway, yours is really lovely and I'm genuinely sorry that I missed your for sale posting,

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