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Thought I'd try Briar

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Basil Meadows, Aug 12, 2012.

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  1. Basil Meadows

    Basil Meadows Active Member

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    Been making pipes from Cherrywood, so thought I'd try briar for a change of pace. Here's is the result of my first shot
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    6 and 5/8 long, 1 and 3/8 at the top. 1 and 1/5 at the bottom. Stain light brown with an amber acrylic stem.
    Not for sale right now, not sure WHAT I'll do with it since I'm not much on smoking straight pipes.
    Almost forgot, 2" tall with a 1 and 1/2 deep 3/4" bowl, and passes the pipe cleaner test. Sucker so long, there's not much left of the cleaner to hold onto to pull it back out! LoL!
    Ok, open to comments, sorry for the poor quality pics. Took them with my cell phone.
     
  2. Coastal Bend

    Coastal Bend Get off my lawn...

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    Nice work!
     
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  3. Old Codger

    Old Codger Well-Known Member

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    C'mon, you have to smoke it to find out what it's like. You can always make another one. I like the way the shank flows in to the bowl.
     
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  4. nesta

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    Interesting shape, looks like a straight billiard had a baby with a zulu or a horn. I base that on the flaring transition from shank to bowl, rather than a more typical angular transition. I like it! A little organic, and pretty unique!
     
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  5. Basil Meadows

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    It was going to be a Volcano, then a Brandy, then...what the hell, just let it take it's own shape, lol! Just wanted to have a little fun on my first Briar.
     
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  6. Coastal Bend

    Coastal Bend Get off my lawn...

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    It wound up with a unique personality. As OC said, smoking tells the tale, but it looks great to me. (And, even Dunhill had to make a first briar. :puffy: )
     
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  7. Stonewall

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    Nice work. I dig the unique shape. Tell us how it smokes.
     
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  8. Baccy Bert

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    What a grain! Very nice work, hope it smokes well.
     
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  9. Klauswermann

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    Very nice pipe Basil!
     
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  10. Hudson

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    I'm thinking you may be ripe for a big old briar freehand with plateau and rustication and maybe even an extension.
     
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  11. Morse

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    Excellent work Basil
     
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  12. 40yrs2L8

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    The more I see others hand mades the more I want to give it a try... theres nothing more gratifying than using something you've made yourself. Good work!!!
     
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  13. OldSouled65

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    I'd gladly buy it :)
     
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  14. TheMadMan

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    Me too! As it's very nice work Mr. Meadows.:toast:
     
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  15. Basil Meadows

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    Thanks, Gents. I think this one will be gifted to a friend of mine that happens to like straight pipes. But I do have more briar, lol.As soon as he lets me know how it smokes and what tweaks I need to make going fron Cherry to Briar, there will be more coming!
     
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  16. Coastal Bend

    Coastal Bend Get off my lawn...

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    Let me be among the first to say: "I'd like to be your friend." :)
     
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  17. Basil Meadows

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    After being a part of this forum for the few monthes that I've been a member. Actually have to say that I consider all you guys as friends. Know you said that with a smile, but it just got me thinking. We have over 3000 members, don't think there is a place around where that many folks can get together from time to time, and be as positive and supportive as we are. So, Friend, sorry I got philosophical on ya! Guess puffin on a pipe does that on occassion.
     
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  18. 40yrs2L8

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    You know your not too far from me.... maybe we can get together and discuss some of your techniques over a bowl or two
     
  19. Basil Meadows

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    That would be a blast!
     
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  20. Smokingmiami

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    Great looking pipe. Nice work.
     
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