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Turns out, I'm not meant to make pipes

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  • Started 5 months ago by didimauw
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  1. didimauw

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    But I gave it a shot.
    It was a pre drilled kit from Mr. Brog

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
    Posted 5 months ago #
  2. chasingembers

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    Is that sarcasm? That looks like a great first one!

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  3. anthonyrosenthal74

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    I consider it a great first pipe. Well done.

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  4. mortonbriar

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    Looks good to me! how does it smoke?

    I don't really care if the cup is half full or half empty, I just want something to sip on.
    Posted 5 months ago #
  5. didimauw

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    Thanks guys! Haven't smoked it yet, but I will start to break her in tomorrow!

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    Looks pretty sweet
    How did you manage all that carving?

    Pierre
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    Well done. I think it looks good.

    Looks better than this

    The Crown Manol

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  8. mikethompson

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    I was expecting something much much worse. That's a great first pipe.

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    But I gave it a shot.

    And what exactly is wrong with this pipe?

    I don't care who you are, you're not walking on the water while I'm fishing
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    Turns out I'm not meant to be a pipe critic. Because I think that is a great pipe.

    Neal
    Posted 5 months ago #
  11. cosmicfolklore

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    Great first pipe! I'm not much at making pipes myself. I will stick to smoking them, but you did a good job!

    Michael
    Posted 5 months ago #
  12. aro222

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    Wow great job. That really came out well. I’ve ordered a kit as well and am getting ready to try my hand at my first pipe. I can only hope that mine turns out as good
    Enjoy brother. Let us know how she smokes...

    Keep calm...smoke a pipe.
    Posted 5 months ago #
  13. prndl

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    Take it from someone who has 5 balloons on each hand called "fingers"...that's a great looker for first-times!

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    And the hunter home from the hill.
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  14. cortezattic

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    Nice job! Thanks for all the pix!
    What kinds of tools do you have access to?

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 5 months ago #
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    Hey, that doesn't look bad, didi. Certainly better than I could do! Anybody who wants to bellyache can follow the instructions in your handle. If they don't get it, just locknload & pop a few over their heads. THEY'll get the idea. }:)

    Bill

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    Posted 5 months ago #
  16. didimauw

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    Thank you very much guys. I used my 1" belt sander untill there was almost no wood left on one side, lol Then after filing the damn thing for a couple hours, in order to get some of the gouges away, I moved on to sanding by hand, hoping it would make the process faster. Then I remembered I could use my Dremel tool and "rusticate" it instead. Then after cleverly hiding all my mistakes, I sanded it again, moving onto micro mesh pads. Then decided to get brown leather dye mostly all over my hands. I polished it with white diamond and then caranauba wax on my 6" wheel buffer.
    I did however get stain Inside the bowl.
    I would almost put money on it that it ACTUALLY SOAKED THROUGH FROM THE OUTSIDE. I swear. So I tried cleaning it out but was mentally done at that point and gave up.

    As I mentioned in another thread, I do not care for the cheap plastic stem, but for 25 $ it was a great starter pipe, and I wouldn't have been upset if this didn't go at least semi well.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  17. rdavid

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    cheap plastic stem

    Cheap plastic as in a MM cob stem or is it acrylic?

    I actually like that style of stem and wouldn't mind trying one of these.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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  18. sasquatch

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    On a rusticated pipe, alcohol based stain will sometimes creep through the briar - it takes a lot of stain to get the rough/deep areas, and if you pool it up, the briar can wick it right through. Shows up usually as spotting, like you flicked a paint brush.

    Good first effort - it's a lotta work!

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  19. didimauw

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    The stem is technically acrylic, but it's a very low quality acrylic.

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  20. mso489

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    A handsome little cooker. Good for you for taking the plunge. Over the years, being your first pipe creation (whether you do more or not) it will look better and better. Good job, for sure.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  21. didimauw

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    Well, it smokes like a pipe!

    Gotta do some sanding on the stem button, which I planned to do, but was in such a hurry to smoke it I forgot. I'll treat it like I do all my corncob stems. Those always get filed, sanded, and then use micro mesh on them to smooth the sharp edges of the button down.

    But all in all it smokes pretty damn good!

    Posted 4 months ago #
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    All righty, then! Off and running.

    Not only a good job but excellent writing on your "techniques".

    So, thanks for posting.

    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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  23. chasingembers

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    Ha ha, yes! Nothing like smoking one you carved yourself. Looks good on ya Kevin!

    Posted 4 months ago #
  24. didimauw

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    Thanks Duane!

    Had to break it in with Carter Hall of course!

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  25. didimauw

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    My next project. Going to attempt the cool freehand Danish style look on this one.
    Ordered from amsmoke.com
    This one was only 20 dollars more, and I feel like the quality is far more superior.


    Comes with an actual lucite military style stem.
    Might spend some good time thinking about this one, while I save up for a band saw...

    Posted 4 months ago #
  26. rmpeeps

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    Good job! There’s a lot of learning going on with a first pipe, and it looks like you made it through just fine.
    Smoke it with pride, it’ll always be special. Cheers!!

    Posted 4 months ago #
  27. eaglewriter1

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    That looks nice, especialy the selfmade rustication reminds me of the prints on some old bavarian pipes.

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  28. chasingembers

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    Had to break it in with Carter Hall of course!

    Is there a different way?

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  29. didimauw

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    No sir, there is not! Lol

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    That’s an awesome pipe! I’d be right proud of it. I’m an apprecator of craftsmanship, but not so much a craftsman.

    “Well, I can’t cure death. This is bad, Morty. You’re trapped in a dead man. Listen, if the situation keeps darkening, do yourself a favor and pop by Pirates of the Pancreas. Obviously I’m biased, but I think it’s great, Morty. It’s a bunch of *belches* pirates running around a *belches* pancreas. We don’t whitewash it, either, Morty. I mean, the pirates are really rapey.” - Rick & Morty
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  31. cigrmaster

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    didi, don't give up your day job just yet.

    Actually that is pretty cool for your first attempt. On your second we expect nothing less than this.

    Harris
    Posted 4 months ago #
  32. didimauw

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    That's exactly my plan for the next one! Haha

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    Among first pipe efforts, I believe that one would be in the upper percentiles.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  34. chuckyeageronlsd

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    You did better than me.

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  35. didimauw

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    Nope, I cheated, mine was hallway finished for me. I just changed the shape of it.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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