- May 6, 2011
Incredibly beautiful pipe!! Great job, George!!
ExactlyIncredible looking. I agree with ssjones, I wish this pipe could talk. Just think...this pipe saw both world wars, the wide spread development of electricity autos and airplanes. All this time and it survived intact, amazing.
That sort of thing is complicated enough I gave up trying to explain by typing a while back and started showing by demonstration:BTW, how do you handle a sandblasted rim, especially if it's "mega-grungy"? Does it require refinishing -- i.e. stain, shellac, etc.?
The "donor" idea sounds workable to casual pipe owners, but isn't feasible for a host of technical reasons.excellent restoration.. did you make a completely new stem or use a donor of some kind?
You never know if you had the same shape but with a burned up stummel...The "donor" idea sounds workable to casual pipe owners, but isn't feasible for a host of technical reasons.
I'm still cranking away, shop-wise. Threaded forums have moved in a social media direction that has killed their "archive-ness" (archiveity? archiveitude?) is all, which makes posting about factual stuff feel pointless. Like trying to fill the Grand Canyon with a shovel.Beautiful! Please come back to posting your work more often. I'm sure the videos are a pain to produce, but many of us love watching them and would appreciate seeing one pop up from time to time.
Sigh...You never know if you had the same shape but with a burned up stummel...
So it can be feasible but most often not.
Yes. Usually blue ones. (The reddish shades are for cigar smokers, gray is reserved for the cigarette guys)What's a casual pipe owner? Do they wear track suits?
This sort of shit is your idea of "having fun" and "what forums are for" isn't it?so did you purposefully mismatch the stain on the rim and round the shoulders of the stem?
no it's a response to your assholier than thou attitude.This sort of shit is your idea of "having fun" and "what forums are for" isn't it?
No stain of any sort was matched anywhere. You haven't the slightest idea of what was done, or how it was done.
Get a life, dude.
well said.. just letting it be known that you can be civil with georged.. but he will post a veiled comment in response.Gents,
I don't see any resolution coming out of this, I think we all made our opinions well known in another recent thread, no reason we can't be civil from here on out. This is a very cool pipe with some very nice work (as far as I can tell anyway) done by @georged and I would hate to see this thread get shut down.
George used to post a lot of cool stuff like this that I for one enjoyed seeing and would like to see him post things like this more often. I think we all took it beyond where it needed to be taken in yesterday's thread and nobodies mind is going to be changed here. If anyone else had posted this I don't think we'd already be in asshole mode by page 2, so maybe we should take a step back, look at this objectively, and enjoy it for what it is instead of getting a perfectly reasonable thread shut down because of personal grievances. If you guys would like to have words maybe PM is a better option.
George and I certainly don't agree on some things and I've had my share of go-rounds with him as well, but I for one am ready to look past that and accept what all of us can contribute to this forum in the positive, and I think this post is an excellent example of what George has to offer in that regard, so I see no reason to cloud it up with a bunch of hit and hit back BS.