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    For something completely different to carve, I choose a pipe, something I use to smoke when I was younger. I always found that the pipes I smoked were hot to the mouth so I figured if a longer stem would be somewhat cooler to smoke, and I was right. This one is a nice smoke, clear draw and comfortable to hold. I can't remember if it was Zebrawood or Bocote. Needs some final finishing, but just a coat of beeswax on it for now.

    Bob
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    Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

  • #2
    Great looking Pipe Bob , still not good for your Health . Beautiful Grain. Merle

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    • #3
      Neat! What a performance to get that thing lit up. At least you won't go cross-eyed.
      Can you share the secret to getting the hole in the pipe stem straight?
      Brian T

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      • #4
        Very, very nice. Early Americans used clay pipes that would break off and they were still usable. Hence the length. So yes, how was the hole drilled and how is the flavor? Many years ago I tried making a pipe out of black walnut and it was a flop. Currently, I have a Meerschaum from Turkey that my son gave me and haven't smoked it for years but plan on re-igniting one of my passions.

        Excellent project and carving...
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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        • #5
          Good looking pipe. when I smoked, I tried pipe but all I could ever burn with any regularity was the matches. I with Brian about getting the hole through the stem?
          . . .JoeB

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          • #6
            Thanks for the feedback folks, always appreciated. The secret of the hole through the stem is a steady hand, the roughed out shape of the pipe is cut into two matching pieces on the bandsaw and the hole gouged out is both matching sides and then epoxied back together carefully so as not to let glue/epoxy squeeze into the channel and block it. I used my micromotor with a very small carbide (metal) ball burr to gouge out the channel. As this was my first, I learned from it, so my second went better, picture to follow.

            Bob
            Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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            • #7
              Great Bob. The epoxy doesn't affect the taste of the tobacco?
              Bill
              Living among knives and fire.

              http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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              • #8
                Thank you, sir, I was trying to figure out something complicated
                . . .JoeB

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                • #9
                  Very nice looking pipe. The wood grain is amazing but how did you manage to drill the hole all the way through the stem?
                  Keep On Carvin'
                  Bob K.

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                  • #10
                    Holey stem! I guessed there was a trick. Thanks
                    Brian T

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                    • #11
                      I doubt if the epoxy effects the smoke, doesn't taste any different. I am enjoying the pipe, and the new one.

                      Bob
                      Before they slip me over the standing part of the fore sheet, let them pipe: "Up Spirits" one more time.

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