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Volcano Fresh Off The Bench

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  1. shikano53

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    Finished this up today.Just a few pics.





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  2. nevadablue

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    Gee whiz... What a beautiful pipe, made from an OMG piece of wood. Very nice work, thanks for sharing it with us.

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  3. saltedplug

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    Glorious wood, and I like your creativity with the shape!

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    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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    Really nice pipe there.

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    Not the upland clover bloom...
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  6. chasingembers

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    Wow Chris, look at the birdseye on that!

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    It's got a skater-like quality... My favorite shape!

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    Wow, a year ago, I would have told you that I hated volcanos. I just didn't understand the shape. Dublins seemed like a bent funnel, and billiards utalitarian, and Bulldogs a fit for the fingers and grown out of frazing machines, but volcanos just never rang a bell. I've seen a few that... But that one makes sense to me, like a cross between the bulldog and a Dublin or billiard in practicality, and the skate appeals to me, not overdone and pretentious. And THAT GRAIN!! You madman! Good thing you didn't get a picture of the slot. A well made slot makes my knees tremble. I might not be able to resist throwing my credit card at you and shoving a couple of ones in your bra. Ummm... disregard that last part, ha ha. Bravo on the shape. :puffy

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    Oh, wow. That second and third photo; The grain on that piece of. Is that the natural color?

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    Pardon my ignorance, but is that briar? I’ve never seen grain like that.. that is an incredible pipe, amazing work!

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  11. danielplainview

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    Well done sir. Lovin’ those huge birds eyes. Not sure if that’s a thumbs up from george or if he’s grading papers.

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  12. shikano53

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    Thanks folks,
    george, thank you so much for the corrections! I will incorporate them on the next iteration. Your photo correction has been duly copied and placed in my lesson folder! Thank you again.
    txpiper07, yes it is briar. I just got lucky with that piece.

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  13. chasingembers

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    What is up with George's pic?

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  14. jpmcwjr

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    Fine work! Great grain! Never seen birdseye quite like that right side.

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    That grain is something unique, spectacular indeed.

    What is up with George's pic?

    George always likes to draw lines on the pipes, I think that's how he smokes them All kidding aside, I've started looking at pipes from that perspective as well thanks to George.

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    A little bit of history about that particular block of briar. I did my pre-cut on the band saw back in May. I didn't like it and numerous times I picked it up thinking I couldn't do anything with it and to pitch it. Finally last week I said to myself no way I'm throwing this out, I have enough problems with wastage as it is. So I drilled it and began shaping. As you can imagine, I was surprised when the birds-eye started to peak through and astonished once it polished up.
    Just a little reminder to myself that there often is a diamond in the rough.

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  17. alexnorth

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    Superb grain! Well done sir

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    Not sure if that’s a thumbs up from george or if he’s grading papers.

    Some of each.

    Shikano has been at it a while now and, I thought, is getting good enough that he's earned some shaping feedback. (Before now he's dealt mostly with construction/fabrication issues)

    One of the main differences between a master's work and aspirational work is holding the lines you see in your mind's eye when shaping. And since pictures are worth a thousand words---never more true than when describing a pipe's lines---the easiest way to communicate breaks in the flow/hold is with nice, bright, contrasty OVERLAY lines.

    (It's a standard means of communication on Tyler Beard's pipe carver's forum, and shikano knows how to interpret them.)

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  19. scrooge

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    Great pipe Chris! In other words curvier curves an pointer points. FLOW Like georged sais I'm sure you understood him. Keep em coming.

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    Wow beautiful pipe.

    "These are ghosts that are more at home in a girdle-filled drawer than one of my pipes." Quote by Neil Archer Roan on lakeland ghosts
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  21. shikano53

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    Thanks George, your comments are very much appreciated and again, copied and printed out and pinned on my shop wall.
    Regards

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  22. chasingembers

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    Volcanoes have many iterations. Some look like a volcano, others look like a cherrywood.

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  23. cosmicfolklore

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    Yes, Duane, it was your collection that had me question my own initial repulsion to the volcano shape. Great pipes!

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  24. shikano53

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    Sorry folks, I always seem to forget to post the specs in case someone is interested.
    Here they are:

    Shape: Volcano
    Length: 5 3/8" - 5.375"
    Height: 1.75"
    Bowl Diameter: 0.75"
    Outside Diameter: 1.25"
    Bowl Depth: 1.375"
    Weight:38gr 1.3oz
    Pass a pipe cleaner: Yes
    Delrin Tenon
    Stem Material: Vulcanite
    Finish: Smooth
    Sock/glove: yes

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  25. shikano53

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    Duane, those are gorgeous pipes. I am always afraid while shaping the nose. Better word conservative. My worry about ruining a piece of briar overrides my creative drive.

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  26. chasingembers

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    Looks like there is some Zulu in its DNA, and that slight curve would make it an effortless clencher!

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  27. chasingembers

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    am always afraid while shaping the nose. Better word conservative.

    Work slowly, and a vertical belt sander is great for that! Here's some progress pics of the last one I have pictured above.

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  28. shikano53

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    Thanks for the picture step-by Duane. I think I will actually give that idea a try using my belt sander to give the nose more attitude.

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  29. chasingembers

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    Can't wait to see it!

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  30. azpipe

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    Some of the most striking birdseye Ive seen. Congrats!

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  31. mso489

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    Dazzling birds eye. And such light weight. Love at first sight.

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  32. scrooge

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    Mine!!

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  33. jvnshr

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    One of the main differences between a master's work and aspirational work is holding the lines you see in your mind's eye when shaping.

    How do you calculate the angles George?

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