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Volcano Off The Bench Today - Nice Birdseye

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  • Started 1 year ago by shikano53
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  1. shikano53

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    Just a few pics of this volcano off the bench today. The tiny pits on the bottom are no where near as bad as they appear in the photos.










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  2. agnosticpipe

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    Wow, beauty Chris! Almost a volcano/skater, if volcanos could skate! Very different style, I like it!

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    Holy crap...that's nice !!

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    Nicely done.

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    Very Nice

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    Excellent! I've never seen one quite like that, what a fine finish, too.

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    Immediately eye catching in a pleasant way. A kind of hybrid volcano. Looks like it would be a fun pipe to smoke. Positive tactile feedback looks like a sure thing.

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    I like the way you kept that edge around the lower part of the bowl. Very nice pipe! Thanks for posting all the pix.

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    I've never seen a rhodesian/bulldog bead line on a volcano before. Very nice!

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    Thank you all for the kind comments.

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    Beautifully executed. Great grain as well.

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    Gorgeous. What grain, what shaping, what tradition and yet originality, what flow. An A-plus quintile star pipe.

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  13. midwestpipesmoker70

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    Wow, I love that shape...very original. Good work.

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    Thanks all. I should have taken a bit more off on the left side at the bowl/shank junction chasing the symmetry. I purposely let the shank sides flare a bit toward the bowl instead of keeping it parallel because my reasoning was it fit the aesthetics of what I was trying to accomplish and that's also why I also tried to bring the flared edges as far toward the stem as I could. If I had thought about it more I would have conserved a bit more briar so that I could have taken that flared edge all the way to the stem; but as it is, I'm happy with it. And of course this time around the briar gods were kind to me with the birds-eye and just the tiny pits on the bottom. I don't fill, and those pits are a lot worse looking in the pictures than they are holding the pipe.
    A side note about this piece of briar. After I had drilled both the airway and the chamber, I was kinda stumped what to make with it. Usually going in to a block I have an idea but after I put the Rhodesian/bulldog ring around it I thought, OK, now what? My original sketch was billiard but the briar said no.
    Then the briar started to sing and what it sang was, "I'm a modified volcano/skater, dumb-ass!"

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    Finding the shape in the material. I think some of the Renaissance sculptors were big on that.

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    WOW that is one very nice piece. How long did you work on it?

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    Beautiful grain patterns. What did you use for the little design on the stem? Is that an inlaid piece of metal?

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    Thank you all.
    Madox07, I think about 14 hours start to finish spread over several days in and out of the shop.
    Cosmic; I use a piece of 3/32" brass rod.

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    shikano53, your posted photos are gone already. I am curious what the one looks like

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    Yes, love to see photos again!

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    Google is your friend.

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    Thanks Duane. The pics are great and helpful to see the great pipe.

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    Chris does great work, and his carving improves by leaps and bounds.

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  24. lordofthepiperings

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    I don’t mean to sound like a jerk, but I look at that pipe and to me it seems like the lines are all wrong. To me it looks like it needs more briar removed to become a Cutty or Zulu.

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    If he intended it to be as such, I'm sure he would have, but instead of cookie cutter shapes, he went with a freehand.

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    I'm saying that's what the briar looks like it wants to be, not what he wants it to be.

    I want to be an NHL power forward, but at 5'11 and 204lbs with 28% body fat that ain't happenin'.

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  27. chasingembers

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    I want to be an NHL power forward, but at 5'11 and 204lbs with 28% body fat that ain't happenin'.

    You just need a new carver.

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    Like that pipe I need more material removed lol.

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    I'm in bad shape, I need more added.

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    Darn, photos are small. Imgur will provide larger, but Chris must have moved them, thus causing the links to not work in the o.p..

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  31. chasingembers

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    Still digging for larger images.

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