The Birth Of An Author- In Twenty Pictures

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zack24

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Thought I'd take some time to show a few of the steps involved in making a Morta Author. This one had some exceptionally nice grain, a trim ring of Ooosik, and a B&W Cumberland stem...Came in at 4.75" and 59 grams...








































 

fishnbanjo

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wyfbane, if that's true you are one lucky dude, enjoy the hell outta it! Beautiful Author Zack.

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ssjones

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That has some great details, you are owning that shape! Love the button work. The closeup shots with pointy tools looks scary! Excellent work.

 

mso489

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Sweet. The texture on the bowl is like lace, really amazing, and the stem is a real work of art. I guess I'd just pack and enjoy it, but I'd dive right in so I didn't think about holding a match to a work of art.

 

nevadablue

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Very nice, thanks for taking the time to post this.
If you don't mind, how do you make the texture pattern?

 

didimauw

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Amazing pipe! Great work friend! Where do you get custom stamps at?

 

newbroom

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Spectacular! Thanks, Zak, for sharing the steps and the wonderful outcome of your artistry.

Under 2 oz. for such a beefy, manly, piece is surprisingly lightweight, and the woven basket affect in conjunction with a dazzlingly striated stem and of course that adornment, are all together very special.

 

zack24

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Thanks Guys! That was a fun one...and Mike was very patient- it took me forever to get some spare time to make this one...
A couple of questions on the lace effect- that's the end grain on the Morta. I try to pick blocks where the grain runs horizontally- they're hard to find- only about 5% have that grain direction- in most Morta blocks the grain is angled in one direction or another...

 
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