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adui

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Here she is:
 
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mso489

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Wow. That's a challenge, especially folding the various planes of the diamond shank into the base of the bowl so it looks natural. Nice job.
 

frozenchurchwarden

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Is each quarter panel exactly the same size?
If you look down the side from button to bowl are the corners straight and sharp?

A few years ago I took it upon myself to clean up the shaping on a few factory made Bulldogs, not easy.

If I ever go to a pipe show (not likely) one of the things I'd most like to look for is a real symmetrical Bulldog. Anyone who can pull that off has my respect.
 

adui

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Is each quarter panel exactly the same size?
If you look down the side from button to bowl are the corners straight and sharp?

A few years ago I took it upon myself to clean up the shaping on a few factory made Bulldogs, not easy.

If I ever go to a pipe show (not likely) one of the things I'd most like to look for is a real symmetrical Bulldog. Anyone who can pull that off has my respect.

Is each quarter panel exactly the same size? I don't know, I didn't measure them. They appear so, and indeed they were laid out to be I Do know there is symmetry top to bottom and side to side.

If you look down the side from button to bowl are the corners straight and sharp? I confess I didn't do this till now. There is the slightest of curving noticeable as it reaches the bowl. I will have to work on this in future carves!
 
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adui

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How’d you do the bead lines?
If by this you mean the rings, I used a 1/2" Skew tool sharpened well. I used the point of the skew with the tool turned up rather than the usual side on approach. Eventually I will own a 1/16th parting tool for this
 

alexnc

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The bowl looks very nice! Good work! Do you think you could build a Bulldog or Rhodesian without a lathe? I’m still relatively toolless - felt super adding a drill press! Drooling over lathes tho.
 
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adui

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The bowl looks very nice! Good work! Do you think you could build a Bulldog or Rhodesian without a lathe? I’m still relatively toolless - felt super adding a drill press! Drooling over lathes tho.
Do I think I could? A resounding no. I've tried. Though I made a tool for my drill press that fixes the cone shape right, so with that maybe. I just don't think I am good enough yet.

That said, it can be done. It will take a lot longer and it it will be hard to get the lines as exact.
 

adui

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The bowl looks very nice! Good work! Do you think you could build a Bulldog or Rhodesian without a lathe? I’m still relatively toolless - felt super adding a drill press! Drooling over lathes tho.
As a side note. Watch craigslist, theres lathes on there often. I picked up my Craftsman 12" for $150