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Lessons Learned From New Orleans...

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  1. zack24

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    I always love going to pipe shows because it's the best chance to meet some great pipemakers and pick up some suggestions and techniques to keep improving...New Orleans was no different- heard a couple of ideas that helped me tweak my blasts and also shaping on the slot...The more I do this, the more I'm convinced that the secret to making great pipes is to take all the dozens of things you know you should do and then execute them perfectly every time...Still not there yet....maybe another few years and a couple of hundred pipes or so...So here's the latest-



    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. agnosticpipe

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    Very nice Zack! Nothing too fancy and a wonderful blast, stem and button! Can't wait to see more...

    The pipe smoker formerly know as agnostic pipe
    "Fried food, hard liquor, and tobacco, that's the holy trinity!"- Stacy Keach
    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. tbradsim1

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    Man that's terrific, love every aspect of that pipe.

    The Old Cajun
    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. brewshooter

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    Great looking pipe! It hits a lot of the right buttons for my taste.

    Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
    -C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)
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  5. ssjones

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    That is outstanding!

    My lesson was don't forget to fill up with gas leaving NOLA proper. Once we hit 51, heading North, it was 24 miles to a gas station and my truck was running on fumes. Liz was readying her "I told you so" speech.

    Al

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. aggravatedfarmer

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    That looks like a great pipe! Nothing overly fancy, but very comfortable in the range of being eye catching. I like it.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. edgreen

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    Gorgeous pipe Zac

    Tobacco's a musician.And in a pipe delighteth;It descends in a close,Through the organ of the nose, With a relish that inviteth.
    Barten Holiday
    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. jpmcwjr

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    A beauty for sure!

    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.
    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. cosmicfolklore

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    That blast is gorgeous! And nice button work!
    It was a pleasure to meet you and Greta.
    It's refreshing to hear someone take critiques so well. You're making some awesome pipes!

    Michael
    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. gogosamgo

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    Very nice looking pipe, keep it up!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. tbradsim1

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    Zach the attention to detail on the picture of the button is the finest I"ve ever seen, like comparing a Bently to a Ford, Really Something.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. zack24

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    Thanks guys!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. newbroom

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    I've seen some of your previous work here on the forums and I know that you've got skills. I think the attitude you've expressed about continuing to improve bodes well for those who would acquire one of your pieces.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. perdurabo

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    That's a beautiful piece.

    It's not my position nor want to help another man. It's his responsibility to help himself, as where he can learn to dig down deep enough to save himself. -I. Kidd
    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. mso489

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    Great blast texture, balance, stem color and shape, briar stain and finish. Really nifty. Threatens to make pipe smokers out of people who've never smoked before.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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