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  1. anthonyrosenthal74

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    This one is going to my brother in law for Christmas. It's my first sitter. I gave it a partial plateau top. And I chamfered (for lack of a better word) the shank at the mortise, another first for me... I wanted to "sink" the stem. As with my other pipes, I sanded and polished briar and stem up to 12,000 grit. I'm not 100% happy with my contrast on this one, but it still turned out decent enough I suppose. Got a teeny tiny bit of stain on the top inside of the chamber. This one was fun, but a pain in the butt as well. Regardless of how heavy the bowl is compared to the shank and stem, it's a balancing act. One minute it's sitting perfectly well, and you can even push down on the shank and it will just roll back forward. And then while sanding, it seems the slightest bit taken off the bowl compared to shank and it becomes shank heavy and wants to roll backward. I got it mostly dialed in though by the time it was finished. Sitters are hard! Haha!

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    Well done Sir!!! ...

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    Nice job Anthony. It’s looks awesome.

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    Nice!! I like the way the lines and grain contrast to make it look like it's breathing. You should call it Dragon's Breath.

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    Amazing grain. Sweet!

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    I'm starting to notice the partially finished plateaux more and more these days, and I think it's more interesting than un-worked plateau. Nice touch on chamfering the end of the shank. Very nice pipe.
    Looks like a flake-burner to me.

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    Awesome pipe . I think it looks fantastic . great straight grain on the left view picture. So, how much fun, ie time, goes into a project like that??

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    A real looker Anthony! I need to start making them again. Can never find the time.

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    I like the way the lines and grain contrast to make it look like it's breathing. You should call it Dragon's Breath.
    As a lover of all things dragon, that Sir is a great idea!

    I'm starting to notice the partially finished plateaux more and more these days, and I think it's more interesting than un-worked plateau. Nice touch on chamfering the end of the shank. Very nice pipe.
    Some of the higher end artisans have been doing it for a while. I love that look. That's where I got the idea, I think from a Rad Davis or a Bruce Weaver or something originally. This is only the second time I've done it like that. And thank you!

    So, how much fun, ie time, goes into a project like that??
    Well I have no power tools, other than my cheap buffing machine, so I use only wood rasps and files and carve it all out by hand. I didn't even rough shape this one with a hand saw. I just started tearing into it with the rasp. So.... a long time And some sore hands! But it is indeed very fun.

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    A vision well executed.

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    Excellent work, AR! And all by hand is impressive.

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    Thank you everyone, for the kind words

    I need to start making them again. Can never find the time.
    Oh I understand completely. Work's been crazy lately, and I've been so tired, finding time for this one was a bit rough.

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    Stylin, very, very stylin.

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    Beautiful

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    Just seeing this for the first time. Very impressive work Anthony. Beautiful grain...and the overall shape is really nice.

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    Nice!

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    Nice grain! You really brought it out!

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    What a beautiful job. The use of basic tools in producing such fine results is an inspiration.

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    Thank you very much everyone!

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    If you want more contrast might consider doing a chemicle "stain". Wine tannens brushed on the pipe then you take steel wool and put it in a jar a vinegar. The steel wool will breakdown and you paint it on. Its all I do now for "staining".

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/fresh-off-the-bench-bamboo-and-briar-rhodesion

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    If you want more contrast might consider doing a chemicle "stain". Wine tannens brushed on the pipe then you take steel wool and put it in a jar a vinegar. The steel wool will breakdown and you paint it on. Its all I do now for "staining".

    http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/fresh-off-the-bench-bamboo-and-briar-rhodesion

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    Nice shaping on that.

    The iron acetate stain from vinegar and steel works nice. Copper in vinegar with some hydrogen peroxide makes a nice stain too.

    This tamper was done with the copper mix, no added tannins, just what's in the briar.

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    If you want more contrast might consider doing a chemicle "stain".
    My other stains have turned out great. I just wasn't particularly thrilled with this latest one.

    Wine tannens brushed on the pipe then you take steel wool and put it in a jar a vinegar. The steel wool will breakdown and you paint it on. Its all I do now for "staining".
    Sounds interesting. I may try that sometime.

    Nice shaping on that.
    Thank you! That tamper is pretty sweet. I mean to carve a few tampers out of briar at some point. I just can't decide if I want to put some kind of metal on the tamping end and how to go about it, or just leave it bare. Yours is lovely.

    As an update... my brother in law received the pipe for Christmas and was blown away by it. It was awesome watching it get fired up for the first time.

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    Beautiful work and a thoughtful gift.

    I use vinegar and steel wool on red oak some time. Mix from my "vintage" container and tannins in the oak turn it an almost ebony black. I'll have to give the vinegar, steel wool, and H2O2 a try.


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    I just can't decide if I want to put some kind of metal on the tamping end and how to go about it, or just leave it bare. Yours is lovely.

    Thank you. As for the base, with Briar, I leave it bare. The tips will wear down some but the bottom can stand the heat, it's Briar. That, metal, and antler, all hold up to tamping from my experience.

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    Antney Aced it!

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    Anthony:

    That pipe is beautiful!

    Way to go, bub.

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    Thanks guys!

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    Very nice work, luv the plateau top to the bowl.

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    The rim is my favorite part on this one. Nice job, your brother will surely treasure that for a lifetime.

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    Wow! Very nice work on that one. The shape, the color, the detail.... hats off to a nice job!

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    Nice grain on that one and I love that plateaux top. You did a great job shaping too.
    Keep it up brother!

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    Thanks again everyone!

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    Actually, that small bit of plateau on the shank is singular. Very nice touch. You done good kid!

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    looks great!!!!

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    Great looking pipe ,I like the design and style of it . Did you turn this or carve it and how does it smoke ?

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    Did you turn this or carve it and how does it smoke ?
    Thanks, Jerry. It's carved, all by hand, with wood rasps and files. This one was a gift for my brother in law, so I don't know first hand how it smokes. He seems more than pleased with it, and is quick to grab it for a smoke whenever I visit. It seems to be smoking fine for him.

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    Wow that is a beautiful pipe

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    Thank you Smitty!

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    That's a beaut......awesome !!

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