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Squat Bulldog w/Cumberland- Just Off The Bench

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  1. zack24

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    Pretty happy with this one- a Squat Bulldog with 3 color Cumberland and Ooosic accent. I'm getting to where I enjoy making the partial blasts- really gives it a nice contrast between the 2 textures. This one came in at 5.3" 57 grams. Tobacco chamber 1.1" deep and 11/16 wide...This was a lot of fun...








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  2. dmcmtk

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    Nice contrast of textures, and colors there Zack.

    Dave
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  3. buckaroo

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    Very cool.

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  4. danielplainview

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    You knocked it out of the park. Another homerun.

    Stunning!

    Make aromatics great again.
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    Beautiful pipe. The stem looks more difficult, and more complicated to make well, than the wood section. Just a guess on my part. I'd hate to get all those tapering and converging angles wrong!

    Technical question:
    Do you join the Oosik bone to the briar shank, or, join the bone to the stem?....and, with what adhesive....Epoxy?

    Very interesting juxtaposition of contrasting materials. Masterful execution. Congrats.

    Frank

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    Very,Very nice Zack!...

    "the weez"...
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    stem looks more difficult, and more complicated to make well, than the wood section.

    Stem took a lot of file work...and then sandpaper wrapped around the file...3 times my usual time on a stem...

    The Oosic was bored and used CA to secure to a .5" tenon on the stummel. The stem had a Delrin tenon- those are always done with epoxy. I always use CA on decorative. If it's structural, it's epoxy.

    ....and due to the heavy blast, the lower section was initially slightly larger than the top- the blasting worked them closer to the same size. There are a half dozen things I learned from on this one and will change slightly next time...

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    That one took my breath away.

    The Old Cajun
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    Thanks Bradley! Good to see you home and posting!

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  10. cortezattic

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    Exquisite pipe! Something to admire from every angle.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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  11. jvnshr

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    It is just gorgeous. Good work Zack

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    Zack-

    Thanks for the specs.

    Frank

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    Gorgeous work! I love the colors as well as the unique tilt to the bowl cap and nice craggy blast.

    Michael
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    Awesome work, Zack!

    Pipestud
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    Beautiful!

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  16. voorhees

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    Fantastic pipe Zack. I love it.

    Jason
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    Rich colors and textures, bravo!

    Tobacco's a help because it clears the mind
    But like all your friends it is vilified
    They always say, the right amount's fine
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    That cumberland swirl made into diamond shape is pure magic!!!!

    Hobbyist Pipemaker - Carmette Pipes
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    Almost too pretty to smoke ... well no it isn't, and I'm thinking of my favorite flake here. But you do have to set aside time to admire the artistry on this one, the contrasting finishes and the incredible stem work. Ooh-la-la. To me, a little wear and patina on this would only increase its presence, and it looks quite durable despite the lovely design. Bravo.

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    Love the pipe Zack !!

    Albert Einstein was once quoted as saying, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgment in all human affairs.” One of the reasons behind this statement is that pipe smoking is meant to be a slow leisurely activity. It takes patience to smoke a pipe. Unlike cigarettes and cigars, there is a certain amount of technique to smoking a pipe. Where cigars and cigarettes can just be picked up, lit and puffed on, pipes require the development of a technique in order to get the best smoking experience.
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    Thanks for the feedback guys!...it's always appreciated..

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    Thanks for the feedback guys!...it's always appreciated..

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  23. tslex

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    Hmmm.

    I was discussing a commission almost exactly like this with a certain pipemaker....

    (It's quite wonderful, Zack.)

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    I was discussing a commission almost exactly like this with a certain pipemaker....

    There's a lot to be said for instant gratification....:)

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  25. wyfbane

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    Damn! That is a sweet looking pipe, Zack.

    Is this pipe available?

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  26. zack24

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    Is this pipe available?

    Absolutely! My wife Greta needs some new shoes...:) (those of you who have met Greta know what I'm talking about... )

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