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Just Finished- Morta Author With Hot Rod Stem...

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  • Started 1 year ago by zack24
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  1. zack24

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    This was fairly interesting- a small Author with some really unusual stem material from SEM in Germany- every year in Chicago, they have some limited run rod stock- I thought this was a very unusual color combination- kinda reminded me of a 1950s Mercury Hot Rod with a Flame Paint Job (but then again- I have been drinking wine and smoking ribs all afternoon, so what do I know...:) I wanted to come up with something smaller than I usually make on Authors- this one came in at 4.5" and 39 grams with a 1.25" deep bowl- .72" wide...




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  2. lightmybriar

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    Wow that is superb! I still have yet to try a morta pipe.

    On a pipe adventure
    Steve
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  3. saltedplug

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    Very sportily beautiful!

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    That morta is drool-inducing; just beautiful!

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    What a beauty!!!

    And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
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    Love that stem! I have never seen that material before......... It does indeed look like flames- very cool!.....

    "We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream..."
    Willy Wonka
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    That is very stylin pipe. The stem and stummel work perfectly together.

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  8. cigrmaster

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    Sweet looking pipe Zack, love that stem.

    Harris
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  9. anthonyrosenthal74

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    There's a hair on the pipe in the fifth photo!

    Lovely pipe, Zack. And I really dig that stem!

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    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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  10. zack24

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    There's a hair on the pipe in the fifth photo!

    On blasts, I always rub it on my chest to put a shine on it...must have picked up a stray hair...:)

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    On blasts, I always rub it on my chest to put a shine on it...must have picked up a stray hair...:)

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    Another homerun. That’s a beaut.

    Make aromatics great again.
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  13. weedsnager

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    Love the stem ! Very nice

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  14. mso489

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    Love the basket weave texture which answers that far-out stem to perfection. If I smoked that at a pipe show or club, I'd be way too cocky. The marriage made in heaven.

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    Zack, your skills continue to to get better every time I see one of your pipes. That Morta is a beauty!

    Pipestud
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  16. zack24

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    Glad you guys like it! I'll have some time over Christmas to get a couple finished that I've been thinking about... Always appreciate the feedback!

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  17. alan73

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    Excellent pipe, love the stem. Do you have a favorite shape to make? I’m a smooth operator, do you make many smooth pipes?

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  18. lasttango

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    Amazing work!

    A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
    -Richard Burton
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  19. zack24

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    Do you have a favorite shape to make? I’m a smooth operator, do you make many smooth pipes?

    It’s probably a tossup between an Author and a Bulldog...and I love smooths- tend to make more blasts because more folks prefer them...

    I have an antique meer cutty coming in a couple of days- thinking about modeling a smooth cutty adapted from that design..

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  20. wyfbane

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    Zack,

    Your pipe making is phenomenal. I love my morta author. Please explore the smooth cutty idea. I should be ready for one by spring.

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    Super good.

    Is most morta derived from Oak? Most of the grain I've seen remind me of that wood.

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  22. tslex

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    Tremendous.

    A morta is certainly on my list for 2018

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  23. zack24

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    Is most morta derived from Oak? Most of the grain I've seen remind me of that wood.

    Yep...otherwise known as Bog Oak- bury a piece of oak of 5500 years in a cold bog and it absorbs minerals with color ranges from a golden tone to a dark black...One of my favorite materials...

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  24. sablebrush52

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    That's a beautiful piece. You keep getting better and better!

    As for a hot rod stem, check this one out:

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    Thanks, Zack. Just don't have that much time to make my own.

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  26. fitzy

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    Zack I love that pipe!

    "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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    Beautiful pipe Zack, is it sold ?

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    It’s available...:)

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    Very nice, Zack how much?

    The Old Cajun
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  30. jvnshr

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    What a nice pipe! Great job again Zack.

    Javan
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    THAT ....my good man is some pipe!

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  32. papipeguy

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    That's a beautiful piece. Everything about it works.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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  33. johnsteam86

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    Now that is a cool looking pipe.

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