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Jesse Jones - A Long Time Coming

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  • Started 3 months ago by tschiraldi
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  1. tschiraldi

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    Back in February, I commissioned another pipe from Jesse Jones. We had actually started talking about it back in October of last year, but he had a long list of commissions to fill. I am working toward a 7 day set of Oval Shank Bent Brandies and did not yet have a smooth one. We decided on a stain and inlay for the pipe and he began working on it. After four failed blocks, he finally hit on number five! A new record for fails for him (the previous record was three). He had to order blocks twice before finding the right one for this pipe. I'll be honest, I was beginning to feel a bit guilty, as every failed block would cut into his profit margin, and was just about to tap out and tell him to just ring blast one for me. Lo' and behold, he texted me photos, not only of the successful smooth pipe, but another he did in what he calls an antique blast! I had traded some pipes for credit with him a while back, so I told him I wanted them both. The smooth is finishing the curing process (for the stain), and I should have both pipes in hand within a week!
    Here are some of the fail photos, along with the two pipes I'm getting.

    Fail #1

    Fail #2

    Fail #3 and #4 - Along with the successful #5

    The two winners (almost finished)

    Posted 3 months ago #
  2. ashdigger

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    Nice!! Thanks for all the pics.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Nicely proportioned and elegantly finished. Worth the wait, I'd say. That size will get smoked a lot, in my experience.

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Excellent!

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    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Jesse is the Real Deal. The whole package. Classic sensibility, tastefully inventive, frighteningly detail-minded, has high "shop & tool aptitude", is bright as hell (you Brits would use the descriptor "clever"), and is a true Old School gentleman of impeccable integrity.

    I predict that future PipeWorld discussions will feature his name prominently when the subject is the best pipemakers ever.

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    Posted 3 months ago #
  6. tschiraldi

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    George, I agree wholeheartedly, which is why his are the only pipes I'm buying now. These will make Brandies 3 & 4. I designed the 1st one more than 3 years ago as my idea of the "perfect pipe" in all facets, length, height, inner chamber diameter, shape (except the oval shank. That was Jesse's idea), and finish. The ones that followed, and will follow, vary only in finish, color, and adornments. Only 3 more to go!

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Great pipe! I've held a few of his pipes at various shows, pretty impressive work.

    Al

    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Wow those are beautiful, I love the look of those. Congrats!

    “There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion”.
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Those are really nicely shaped pipes. The blast is very well done, congrats.

    Harris
    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Very nice! Congratulations and enjoy the heck out of them

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    Posted 3 months ago #
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    Jesse is easily one of our very best carvers.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. tschiraldi

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    And... the finished products. Brought them home today! #Excited! Definitely worth the wait!

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Those are Stunning pipes for sure, Congrats Sir.

    Paul The Scandinavian'
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Mighty fine finishes, and the photos are excellent to show them off.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    I cant take credit for the good ones. They took those. Mine are terrible!

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Elegant

    Posted 2 months ago #

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