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  1. zack24

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    It's been a real challenge to get in much shop time since Chicago, but just finished this one- Seems like I've made a bunch of Authors this year and I figured it was time to try some variations- The blast was around 5 hours under a magnifier with a microblaster. The shank ring is Ooosik (Fossilized Walrus Penile Bone), and I decided to switch things up with a saddle stem... Have one more Author I'm starting today, and that will be for the Kansas City Competition(If I don't screw it up...:)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. chasingembers

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    I know there is a Viagra joke just dying to be said, but that is a gorgeous piece. The stem material really compliments the blast.

    I like coffee exceedingly.
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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I know there is a Viagra joke just dying to be said

    Yeah...and I'm just waiting for someone to ask me to make a stem out of Ooosik....(BTW- out of all the materials like horn, bone, and ivory I've worked with in the past, this stuff really, really stinks!)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. chasingembers

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    I once made a necklace charm for a friend out of fossilized whale vertabra, and it was quite foul as well.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    If you rub it does it become a churchwarden? There, it had to be asked.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. chasingembers

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    Here it comes!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. mso489

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    ...and the walrus thanks you in perpetuity ...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. misterlowercase

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    I had to look up what oosic meant.

    The pharma companies are glad that human males don't have them.

    The pipe is killer!

    I love the gnarly deep blast, major props on that, I especially like the grain orientation and how it curves along with the shape which is complimentary to the form and pleasing to the eye.

    Speaking of the shape, in the pic it looks as if the nose is exaggerated (sorta like a Castello 55), and I think that tweak works really well, adding a dynamic movement of forward thrust.

    You're doing excellent work and I've enjoyed seeing all the variations you explore as your portfolio expands.

    Good stuff.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. derfatdutchman

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    Great looking pipe!

    "The value of tobacco is best understood when it is the last you possess, and there is no chance of getting more."
    Bismark
    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. jpmcwjr

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    A work of art! A drop dead gorgeous pipe.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    For authors of 'steamy' fiction, this one comes complete with a cock ring.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. kiel

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    Is that an author in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

    Nice looking pipe!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. chasingembers

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    And the question must be asked. Does the pipe smoke after sex?

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Sometimes I feel like I am the only one not making a pipe here What a nice job.

    If you rub it does it become a churchwarden?

    That was a good one

    Javan
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    "this stuff really, really stinks!"

    Likely been around too many fish

    Regards,

    Jay.

    ...take up thy stethoscope and walk...
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I'm just glad I didn't make the stem from Oosik...The comments would have been much, much worse...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  17. kiel

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    Yes. I'm pretty sure Oosik as a stem material feels much harder in the mouth.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I'm just glad I didn't make the stem from Oosik...The comments would have been much, much worse...

    We are just a bunch of haters. In fact we would all want to have a pipe like that.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  19. lohengrin

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    Well done sir.
    I like the proportion, the choice of materials and the finish.
    The whole pipe looks like a fossiized piece: not only the Oosik ring, the black deeply sandblasted bowl too and the bone or mineral looking stem.
    Is the stem from that famous german company whose name I forgot?
    Do you sign your pipes or do you have your own brand?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. zack24

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    Is the stem from that famous german company whose name I forgot?
    Do you sign your pipes or do you have your own brand?

    Yep...I buy all my rod stock directly from SEM in Germany. 95% of the briar I buy is from Carlo Carlino in Calabria Italy- we visited them 3 years ago- excellent briar- not well known in the US because they only speak Italian.

    On a good year, I'll make 50 pipes or so- I usually do 2-4 pipe shows a year as ZHamric Pipes...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. jpmcwjr

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    And when you go to a pipe show and seek out Zack, you'll likely also meet his wife, Greta. WAAAAY better looking than Zack!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  22. cigrmaster

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    That pipe is mine. You guys snooze, you lose. The best part is Zack sold it to me for 79.99, such a deal.

    Harris
    Posted 3 years ago #
  23. zack24

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    The best part is Zack sold it to me for 79.99, such a deal.

    I'm screwed- by the time I buy the steaks Saturday night, I'll be in the hole on this deal...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  24. mso489

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    $79.99? True? Inside joke? Friend deal? Where do I get in line?

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    $79.99? True? Inside joke? Friend deal? Where do I get in line?

    Nope...I won't mention how much that one was, but most of mine run $275-375 depending on complexity...(Goes to prove- Harris is ALWAYS causing trouble...)

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  26. cigrmaster

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    mso, cmon, you didn't really think Zack would sell a pipe that cheap, friend or no friend.

    I paid top dollar and the only bonus I got was I get to take Greta out for dinner without her damn husband.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  27. scrooge

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    Zack I'm not a rich man but I would love to add one of your pipes to my collection.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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