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My Poker Pipe #12

Discussion in 'Pipe Making Forums' started by zappano, Dec 4, 2013.

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  1. zappano

    zappano Member

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    That Photostory shows a Poker with a stem, i will change cause i got no "Pokerstyle" stem in stock at the moment. (or do you think it's ok?)
    The briar is finished ;) The bottom still needs to buff up a little ^^
    You see the Pipe was first with a polished surface, but i was unhappy with the grain. So i decide to rusticate!

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    Chamber drilling...

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    black dye...

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    sand the black off...

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    Mahagony...

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    the "unlucky" finish...

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    bottom...
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    top... sorry pretty unsharp

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    ready to smoke :)
     


  2. Pariah

    Pariah Active Member

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    Looks nice.
     
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  3. Quinn Martin

    Quinn Martin Member

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    Mint.
     
  4. PipeSimmo

    PipeSimmo Active Member

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    Great job. And I think you're doing good to change the stem, something about the saddle bit isn't right... I don't know what it is, maybe a saddle bit with another edge on the bottom would look more harmonious.
    Man, I like your work! :nwor:
     
  5. Eric Pierson

    Eric Pierson Resident Giant

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    Zappano, you have some real talent. I have really liked everything you have posted so far. Keep Em coming
     
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  6. KingsTarantula

    KingsTarantula Active Member

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    very nice art work there!
     
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  7. psquared

    psquared DGErwin, my horse would like a word with you...

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    Damn nice poker. Agree with Simmo, a straight traditional saddle bit would be the nuts.
     
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  8. DODiF

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    Great job! I really want to try to make a briar pipe. But I'm gonna start playing with cobs first. Gotta crawl before I walk.
     
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  9. zappano

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    indeed. the stem must be a Poker style one. Maybe i try to do a handcut stem. i change 'em after the upcoming material order ;)
     
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  10. browny

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    The traditional stem style may be good and nothing against it but....... I really like how that stem looks with that poker, I can only dream to make stems this nice.
     
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  11. dBear

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    Yowzah! Nice work, Zappano. Rusticated was definitely the way to go with the pipe - improved its look quite a bit. I only half agree with Simmo on the stem - by itself, the half saddle bit really appeals to me, but somehow it the angle it creates doesn't work with the lines of the pipe. I think even turning it upside down would be better - would make it look more like a slightly bent pipe. But ultimately I think Simmo's right - make it a full saddle bit. I love the way the top of the bowl looks!
     
  12. sillyoldbear

    sillyoldbear Active Member

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    Nice work brother, looks a treat!
     
  13. Lefty81

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    I am definitely partial to pokers and wish I could make one. Good call on the rustification, I can see how the grain just wasn't quite right. If I were to change anything else, you have already said you are changing the stem (for me it throws off the lines of the poker), I would have rusticated right to the top of the bowl. But that is just my preference, looking forward to seeing more pipes, it may just motivate me to attempt a pipe.
     
  14. rigormootis

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    Beautiful!
     
  15. pyronut

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    Very nice indeed.
     
  16. slr

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    I love that style of pipe. Looks really cool.
     
  17. piper965

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    This is beautiful! Very nice work! Keep it up!
     
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