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My New Freehand: Free Brdg

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Tom Sawyer, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. Tom Sawyer

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    My friend in Belgium just completed it. I present you the Cygne Free Brdg. It is on its way home.
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    I never had a pipe quite like this one before.
     
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  2. Tom Sawyer

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    It raises a lot of mixed feelings, doesn't it? :punk:
    I just stood there, completely speechless, looking at it for a very long time, not knowing what to think. It has challenged a lot of my conceptions about what a pipe should look like.
    But, then I started to like it.
    I do not know about you guys, though, but I like it.
     
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  3. YAPPG

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    :appl:A good looking pipe it is!
     
  4. David Emond

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    Holy crap. what a pipe. is that what you call a wedge ? can that be clenched ? that is a work of art and the stem is so nice.
     
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  5. Sasquatch

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    What tunes can you play on it?


    Seriously that's a nice bridge and a crazy stem - looks like a lot of work.
     
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  6. RevSmoke

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    Ummm, I do not think anybody has had a pipe quite like that before. Very unique!
     
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    Wow, i love that
     
  8. Old Codger

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    I like it. Looks like you could hook your finger on to it and have a quite comfortable smoke. I'd probably look at that stem a lot trying to figure out how it was made. Congrats.
     
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  9. dBear

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    Whoa! What a pipe! That's one I'd like to see in person.
     
  10. mtsgsd

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    I disagree. I've been planning a pipe like that for months now although I haven't started. And I got the idea from one that I saw. :)
     
  11. Tom Sawyer

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    sweeet can you show it so we can compare?
     
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    Nothing to show, it's all in my head! LOL In fact to be honest I thought it was an original idea (yeah right) then found one. :haha:
     
  13. Tom Sawyer

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    I know, mate! I was just teasing! :th1:
     
  14. Longshanks

    Longshanks He who shall; so shall he... wait, who?

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    I've seen a bowl carved like that before online, but your stem is definitely unique. If I were to design a sibling for your pipe, I'd either keep the stem and add a light yellow stain to the bowl, or I'd get a darker orange stripe to put into the stem. Really nice!
     
  15. ruffinogold

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    I'm not much of a freehand fan .. however .. OMG , that pipe rocks !! Wonderful freakin pipe !! Fill it with Golden Extra and Enjoy ! Bridges were very popular . Back in the day , Randy Wiley made some stunners as did Edwards pipe shop and many other makers when the " organic " shapes were the thing . I'm not saying it's dated by any means .. just mean it was a popular thing to do and I'm glad to see it ! Honestly , man .. it's awesome !
     
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  16. Tom Sawyer

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    That is interesting to know. I was not aware there was a tendance with such a shape some time ago. I have seen Morel père pipes with such a ring, but it was under the shank...
     
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    That is totally awesome
     
  18. Dottle_Dan

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    Very nice! That stem is insane!
     
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    That pipe should have come with it's own tripod attached.
    It's crazy nice. The person who made it has some definite artistic skill. Congratulations.
     
  20. RevSmoke

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    With the bumble bee stem? Lee von Erck did a piece of briar to have that sort of a bridge like that. It is the bumble bee stem that makes it so highly unusual.
     
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