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Love the grain in this pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by len smetona, Dec 25, 2010.

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  1. len smetona

    len smetona Member

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    I guess it is the staining too. I do like Bulldogs, but for some reason I really like the grain in this one. Perhaps it is just very well polished.

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  2. CustomDave

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    Beautiful pipe. I would like to get a bulldog as one of my next pipes.
     
  3. pottsy

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    She is a sharp one for sure. Don't know anything about that brand of pipe though.
     
  4. IrishRover

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    That's a nice one.. I'd have to agree, very nice grain
     
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    Some of the grain looks like waves rolling on the beach ... Cool :)
     
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    Nice pipe! Knobby1041 gets great pipes and his prices are way more than fair........he does a good job in the restoration dept. as well. I've gotten a couple of his pipes and talked with him briefly at NASPC this past Aug. Nice guy. Down to earth.

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  7. Sasquatch

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    Great piece of briar. That pipe looks like it's been hard used on the buffer though - the edges of the stem are very rounded over, and I kind of wonder how thin that stem is now, like, did a guy grind it right down to get rid of toothmarks or what?
     
  8. kreinhard

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    That's funny, in a way. The first thing I noticed--after the grain--was that certain edges of the stem don't line up with the stummel (have I got the nomenclature right?). There's one corner in particular that has exposed wood where I think there should be stem. I wondered if it came that way from the factory/carver.
     
  9. Burner

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    It wouldn't have been made that way as Larsens are top pipes.
     
  10. Grammaton

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    Maybe the stem is upside down? It doesn't look like there are any marks to show which side goes up. If you gave the stem a 180 degree twist it might line up better.
     
  11. ruffinogold

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    It's not the original mouth piece . Frankly , I'd rather have a clean not so perfect pipe than one with tooth marks and looks like crap . Tell ya what I just hate in any pipe . Stain inside the edge of the bowl . To me that is so lame . Years ago Boswell pipes where like that often enough and I wouldnt buy them for my shop because of that and another reason having to do with shape balance which I thought was poor. Surely his pipes are better now cause it's been alot of years but I still dont bother looking at them [ lame , I know ]. When I made pipes I sanded the bowls and their was no stain over the edge and I consisdered myself only a half assed part time pipe maker so when I see this in pipes made by people that take themselves seriously I cant take them seriously I guess . It's a sign of being lazy to have stain in the bowl ... no doubt .
     
  12. len smetona

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    Yeh, the stem sides don't seem to match up with the shank sides, it might need to be rotated 180, or like you said, a heavy hand at the buffer.
     
  13. Sasquatch

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    My thoughts too, looking at it. Looks like a standard Giudici 273.
     
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