Another Briar...

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craig61a

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I started another briar pipe, kinda going for a plateau top Dublin.

I bought several blocks of Algeria Plateau from a Vermont Freehand a few years ago when they were closing it.

The blocks were rather small, so unless the bowl was the size of a thimble, there wasn’t much left for a shank. I decided that I would make and extension out of acrylic. As the length of the briar shank was so short, I had concerns about the acrylic getting melty. So I’ll probably use some stainless steel tubing inside the acrylic. And it will keep any moisture from ruining the join. This is the 3rd pipe of this type I’ve worked on. A little more challenging that the hardwood pipes I’ve made. Anyways it’s starting to look like a pipe.

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I started another briar pipe, kinda going for a plateau top Dublin.

I bought several blocks of Algeria Plateau from a Vermont Freehand a few years ago when they were closing it.

The blocks were rather small, so unless the bowl was the size of a thimble, there wasn’t much left for a shank. I decided that I would make and extension out of acrylic. As the length of the briar shank was so short, I had concerns about the acrylic getting melty. So I’ll probably use some stainless steel tubing inside the acrylic. And it will keep any moisture from ruining the join. This is the 3rd pipe of this type I’ve worked on. A little more challenging that the hardwood pipes I’ve made. Anyways it’s starting to look like a pipe.

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Looking good! Beautiful grain and stem choice too. Excited to see it finished. 😀
 
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craig61a

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Did some more shaping, and stained it... Up close it looks like a novice pipe, but I’m developing my skills...

I have an old motor and vfd I need to get mounted up so I can get a disk for finish sanding just like the big boys use. I use a 4x36 with 6” disk and 1x30 belt sander to remove stock, but they are a little awkward for finishing.

Now to finish the rest of the stuff that needs to be done.

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Yes, the stem colors give the pipe a nice bolt of energy that sets off the briar well.
 
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craig61a

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Is the back of the stem supposed to look like that? Is it a new style of stem. I like the color

That’s the back of the shank extension. It’s the part that’s inside the chuck. It’ll be cut off.

I’ve got SS tube stock. That’ll have to be machined to size. I’ve got to order a few new cutting bits, and some other miscellaneous stuff.

The plan is to have the stem slide on the exposed SS tube, a reverse mortise tenon arrangement. The briar shank coming off the stummel is probably about 1/16” wall thickness, and drilling a mortise into the acrylic would be exceedingly thin.
 
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samuelgawith01

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I started another briar pipe, kinda going for a plateau top Dublin.

I bought several blocks of Algeria Plateau from a Vermont Freehand a few years ago when they were closing it.

The blocks were rather small, so unless the bowl was the size of a thimble, there wasn’t much left for a shank. I decided that I would make and extension out of acrylic. As the length of the briar shank was so short, I had concerns about the acrylic getting melty. So I’ll probably use some stainless steel tubing inside the acrylic. And it will keep any moisture from ruining the join. This is the 3rd pipe of this type I’ve worked on. A little more challenging that the hardwood pipes I’ve made. Anyways it’s starting to look like a pipe.

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Good job at saving that piece of wood.
 

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