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Just Off The Bench....

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  1. zack24

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    I've been doing some retooling of my lathe in the shop over the past couple of weeks and haven't really had time to make any pipes. Just completed this one today. Managed to take some of the lessons learned in Vegas and incorporate a few of them into this one....Pretty happy with the results...Ended up 5" long, .8" width on tobacco chamber and 1.15" deep...

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    Very Nice

    Kent

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    Now that is DAMN nice !!!

    Stunning, even !!!

    SteveS
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    I love it! Very nice! Well done!

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    I like that a lot!

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  6. zack24

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    Thanks guys!

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    Wow Zack, that is fantastic. Your pipes get better and better every time you post one.

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    Oh, that's a nice one!

    The pipe eases you into the present moment - savor your pipe & you'll savor this moment.
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    Nice work!

    Jason
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    zack, it looks real nice,how about some more pics. I would like to see the top of the bowl, any birdseye there? What is the stem application made of, that looks very cool.

    We still on for tomorrow night, what time you want me there?

    Harris
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    Sweeet! Is that Mastadon?

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    I agree with Harris on this one. If you're going to throw a beauty like that at us, some more pics and details please

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    zack you should be very very proud of that pipe.

    Job well done, sir.

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    Can you send those lessons learned and instructions on how to make those lathe mods to me? Preferably in PDF...
    Very nice work!

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    Very nice indeed !! Just plain beautiful !

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    Very nice. Should be very pleased

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    1)Harris, Dinner's at 6...The shank application is thirty year old ivory.
    2) Duckfat- I've used mastodon, fossil walrus teeth, and antique ivory...this is ivory from a 30 year old stash of mine.
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    Can you send those lessons learned and instructions on how to make those lathe mods to me?
    - actually put a DRO on my lathe and a quick change tool post...on the lessons learned- that was a matter of hanging out with the best carvers in the country and trying to figure out why my work's not that good yet...:)
    4) More pics...


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    wow! Its amazing!

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    Zach that is an absolutely stunning pipe, your craftsmanship is impeccable.
    ~Ron

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    Zach, you are a master at what you do. Your design is fantastic and you have such good briar to work with.

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    Awesomeness………. pure awesomeness.

    "Keep it Classy"
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    - actually put a DRO on my lathe and a quick change tool post...on the lessons learned- that was a matter of hanging out with the best carvers in the country and trying to figure out why my work's not that good yet...:)

    Well,I went to a QCTP a while back although I don't have DRO on anything,except for one 6" caliper, but I prefer my dial caliper. Now to get to where those pipe carvers are hanging out...

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    Dan fine looking pipe there, Zach -- thanks for posting!

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    loooooooooovely, what a balanced shape!

    Zack, I have been trying to track down mammoth tusk for an upcoming pipe, any clues on where to get a small quantity? You have inspired me to hurry up and get a motor for my lathe that has been neglected for a few years!

    I don't really care if the cup is half full or half empty, I just want something to sip on.
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  25. zack24

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    I have been trying to track down mammoth tusk for an upcoming pipe, any clues on where to get a small quantity?
    I used to buy a lot of ivory, mammoth, and fossil walrus teeth from BooneTrading- looks like they're out of stock at the moment. You might try Stanscarving- check under materials for sale- he has a lot of mammoth knife scales about 5/16" thick- cheaper buying it like that cause you have a lot less waste...

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    When are you gonna make a Big Pipe? By the way this one is Super.

    The Old Cajun
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  27. zack24

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    Bradley, it's obviously time to break out the chainsaw...Actually thinking about doing something different- maybe a Lovat, 6.5"length 1" wide chamber 1.8" deep with a black and white ebony stem inlay....might be kinda nice. Might do it smaller first to make sure the proportions are right...

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    Very, very nice, Zack. I especially like the rim and the balance with the bottom half of the bowl. I'd like to see how the stem transitions to the bowl. Good choice in stain. Care to share how you did it? It's very natural yet shows of the wood in a warm and welcoming tone.

    You should be quite pleased.

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    Woodsroad, that's a chocolate Fiebings stained and sanded back twice. Two more applications of mahoghany. All of them burned in with flame. Finished up with a couple of applications of Carnauba wax...

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    I'm always curious about stuff like this: Did you previsualize this pipe, or did it evolve as you worked on it (or a little of both, or...) ?

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    Actually sketched it out at the beginning on paper- that let me scale it up and down in photoshop...stayed pretty true to the shape, but adjusted the stem to give it some balance. Once you have a paper design, you can cut it out and align it on the block to get the best grain orientation.

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    Zack, for your first Lovat I would suggest going 6.25- 6.5 inches long, 1.85-1.95 bowl height, 1.50-1.65 bowl depth and .75 inside bowl width. That would make it to be about a standard group sized pipe perfect for flakes. A 1" interior bowl width is more for English blends and not flakes. A nice saddle stem made of Cumberland would also go nicely. Once it is made we can fire it up with some 2007 Stonehaven. I have one of my Rad Lovats dedicated to Stonehaven and it smokes great in it. I will bring the Rad Lovat and we can do a side by side comparison.

    Those other pics are great, the top off the bowl came out great. The draft hole appears to be about .0001 MM's off to the left, you might want to work on that.

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    Harris, you bring a few pounds of Stonehaven, I may give it to you...and the draft hole is frikkin' perfect!

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    Looks great Zack. Very nice work!

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    Gorgeous!

    "Be seeing you"


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    Thanks Chris & Numbersix!... Oh...and someone had a question about the weight- that one came in at 31 grams...

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