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uncleblackie

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I just received this today. I first became aware of Max’s work through browsing the Blue Room Briars website. I contacted Max about making a pipe, gave him some design guidelines, based off of other pipes he has made, and dimensions based off of the pipes I tend to smoke the most. I let him choose the finish and stem color, of which the latter happens to remind me of Whoppers chocolate/malt candy, a positive association for me.
It’s a good medium/small size pipe. The chamber is about .74” x 1.5”, and I’d guess the weight between .80 to 1 ounce. It’s an excellent jaw hanger. I’m smoking a second bowl already and it’s just wonderful. I’m very happy and would highly recommend him to anyone interested.
Please excuse my inadequate iPhone pictures.
And yes, in case you’re wondering it is a curved-drill pipe, or bent-bore if you will.

 

fishnbanjo

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Very nice I fulfilled a dream of a cased set and got this set from Blue Room Briars also by Max Capps.

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The smooth Billiard is crosscut grained with Birdseye on the front, it also has a Redwood accent. The rusticated one is a deep plum stain and it too has a Redwood accent. They come housed in a wooden case lined with cloth and the exterior is black leather, it has an antique style clasp that has a swing lock device as well as the hinged one.


 

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bnichols23

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Wowz. That first one is really different - nice work indeed!
Banjo, I love that set! Serious question, though, no joke -- isn't that a little tamer than your usuals?
Bill

 

fishnbanjo

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There’s no better way to showcase great workmanship and detail then to take an old standard shape and finish it properly in both a smooth and rusticated format and both pipes smoke superbly, that’s my aim.

banjo

 

bluegrassbrian

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Love it.

I have a blasted LC style from him that’s a solid group 5. Easily the largest pipe in my collection but I love the look and feel of it. Smokes like a charm.

 

jpmcwjr

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That is a beauty!
Please excuse my inadequate iPhone pictures.
Holy Moly! Those are very fine photos. Better than many shot with a full frame DSLR. (It's the operator, generally, not the equipment. Kinda like pipe smoking)

 

uncleblackie

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Nice set you got there, fishnbanjo.
Nice to see the positive comments about Mr. Capps.
Thanks for the photo compliment, jpmcwjr. They don’t accurately capture the stem color. It looks a touch yellow-ish/greenish in the pictures, but in person it is more as I described it previously. Perhaps the green background is influencing this misrepresentation.

 

mikethompson

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Uncleblackie, is that stem made of brass? Excuse the silly question if it isn't, but it certainly looks like it to my eye. It is a beautiful shape to be sure, very elegant.

 

craiginthecorn

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I was with a friend today who was smoking one of Max's LC pipes. It's super handsome. Elegant, yet masculine. Passed a churchwarden pipecleaner with ease. I don't quite know how he drills them. I wonder if he has one of those directional drilling setups like Ser Jacopo

 

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