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Just Off The Bench- Morta Author w/ B&W Ebonite

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  1. zack24

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    I'm a happy guy- after weeks of working some really long hours before Christmas, I finally ended up with 4 days to spend in the shop...Ended up with this Morta Author. The stem is some of the SEM stock- a black and white ebonite. Thought the combination worked pretty well together...



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  2. tbradsim1

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    Zach it's a jewel, so many good lines, really like the shape.

    The Old Cajun
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  3. georged

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    Some of the finicky line-based profile stuff can't be seen in those photos, but what they do show looks good indeed.

    You have come quite far in the past couple years, Zack. Good job, and nice pipe!

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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  4. davet

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    Very nice

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  5. zack24

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    Thanks Bradley!

    ...and George, If you ever want to spend some time in Florida, we'll put you up in one wing of the house...I'll show you the beaches,tiki bars,and girls in bikinis and you show me how to actually cut a stem properly...(actually a week might not be enough time for that lesson:)

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  6. gloucesterman

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    Very nice work. Well done. Love the shape and the size.

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  7. bungee

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    It is a great shape and the morta and great blast make it look even better. The stem material selection adds to the overall maculine/rugged feel of the pipe.

    Would love to have it in my collection.

    Cheers,

    J

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  8. iamn8

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    LOVE that pipe!! Perfect shape and nicely executed!! Beautiful job!

    Nate @ Moody AL
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  9. cigrmaster

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    Zack, bring it over to my house next week when we have dinner and I will give you an honest appraisal of how it smokes. If I like it, I'll throw you a C-Note, after all it will be a used pipe. lololol It sure is a pretty pipe, well done buddy.

    Harris
    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. fordm60

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    That turned out superbly!! Love the shape and texture of the pipe. The stem looks like black and sorta olive drab to me, but I find it to be beautiful. Great job Zack!!

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  11. zack24

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    @cigrmaster

    Zack, bring it over to my house next week when we have dinner and I will give you an honest appraisal of how it smokes

    Harris, it's a terrible pipe that will probably really hurt your gums...and besides, it's made with that nasty wood that's been buried under the swamp for 3,700 years... At dinner, I will bring you that crappy pipe you left at my house made by that Rad guy...hopefully by then, I can pry the screen out of the bottom and get some of that gunk and seeds scraped out of it...

    @fordm60

    The stem looks like black and sorta olive drab to me, but I find it to be beautiful
    Yeah- the guys at SEM call it Black and White- it's actually more a Black and Tan....

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  12. ejames

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    Very nice Zack ! I love that stem material!

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  13. weezell

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    Nothing to NOT like about that pipe Zack! Superb work my Friend...

    "the weez"...
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  14. papipeguy

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    Very nice and the stem looks wonderful.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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  15. jpmcwjr

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    Excellent!

    I'd be willing to trade photography lessons for a week in the cabana or South Wing of your house, but you don't need 'em!

    The whole effect is just right, with the stem being the knock out punch.

    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.
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  16. stanlaurel

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    Beautiful!! I love that stem.

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  17. ssjones

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    Damn, wish I liked Morta. Just look at that button, plenty of care shown there! Nailed the shape as well. Bravo!

    Al

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. jkrug

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    That's a real sweet pipe Zach, a real beauty for sure.

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  19. cigrmaster

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    Zack, I really like that colored stem, I think I will have you put it on my first pipe I ever bought( my savinelli) I will smoke it so much more if I could get that acrylic thing off of it. Oh yeah, don't forget that Rad I left at your house, you have had plenty of time to copy his stem work, so much so that you had best be near perfect cutting stems.

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  20. zack24

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    don't forget that Rad I left at your house, you have had plenty of time to copy his stem work, so much so that you had best be near perfect cutting stems.

    I've got that down,,,the problem is I think you lost a few more teeth in the past few months....may have to stick a softy bit on it for ya...:)

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  21. newbroom

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    Certainly a gorgeous looking pipe, Zak.
    Am I to understand that you completed this gem in 4 days in your workshop? THAT'S impressive, too!

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  22. voorhees

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    Love it. That morta texture is fabulous.

    Jason
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  23. zack24

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    Am I to understand that you completed this gem in 4 days in your workshop?

    It was a little quicker than that- that took about 6 hours work spread out over two days...I also got a good start on a couple of other ones over the weekend...

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  24. pipestud

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    Zack, ignore Harris... how you allow him to stay in your neighborhood is beyond my comprehension. (-;

    That pipe is very well executed and a beauty!

    Pipestud
    Posted 3 years ago #
  25. fordm60

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    Zach, I usually am not a double dipper, but you really did a great job on that one. I am mesmerized by the grain lol. Plus the stem is wonderful and I love the color. Very well done indeed!

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  26. zack24

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    Thanks for the comments guys! I may try a few more traditional shapes out of Morta....It really is interesting blasted...

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  27. snowyowl

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    Very nice.

    So, let me see if I got this right -- You're the author's author?

    "If you see something... pipe up."
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  28. zack24

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    So, let me see if I got this right -- You're the author's author?

    ...and since I've actually published a couple of books, that really does make me an author...:)

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