Squat Bulldog w/Cumberland- Just Off The Bench

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zack24

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Pretty happy with this one- a Squat Bulldog with 3 color Cumberland and Ooosic accent. I'm getting to where I enjoy making the partial blasts- really gives it a nice contrast between the 2 textures. This one came in at 5.3" 57 grams. Tobacco chamber 1.1" deep and 11/16 wide...This was a lot of fun...
















 

sumusfumus

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Beautiful pipe. The stem looks more difficult, and more complicated to make well, than the wood section. Just a guess on my part. I'd hate to get all those tapering and converging angles wrong!
Technical question:

Do you join the Oosik bone to the briar shank, or, join the bone to the stem?....and, with what adhesive....Epoxy?
Very interesting juxtaposition of contrasting materials. Masterful execution. Congrats.
Frank

 

zack24

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stem looks more difficult, and more complicated to make well, than the wood section.
Stem took a lot of file work...and then sandpaper wrapped around the file...3 times my usual time on a stem...
The Oosic was bored and used CA to secure to a .5" tenon on the stummel. The stem had a Delrin tenon- those are always done with epoxy. I always use CA on decorative. If it's structural, it's epoxy.
....and due to the heavy blast, the lower section was initially slightly larger than the top- the blasting worked them closer to the same size. There are a half dozen things I learned from on this one and will change slightly next time...

 

cosmicfolklore

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Gorgeous work! I love the colors as well as the unique tilt to the bowl cap and nice craggy blast.

 

mso489

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Almost too pretty to smoke ... well no it isn't, and I'm thinking of my favorite flake here. But you do have to set aside time to admire the artistry on this one, the contrasting finishes and the incredible stem work. Ooh-la-la. To me, a little wear and patina on this would only increase its presence, and it looks quite durable despite the lovely design. Bravo.

 
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