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ozark southpaw

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Finished this today. It's going to Erie,Pa. This is the 4th pipe I've made for this guy and the first rusticated pipe I've done for him. This one was supposed to be smooth but the briar didn't cooperate. Actually it isn't done as he wants a slight bend in the stem.

Stem is from a white/silver acrylic rod. Think I need to make a tamper from it--I like it. The two rings are brass.  









Piffyr

Wow! I reeeeeally like that one, Ed! That's a perfectly shaped billiard. Love that silver and gold color combo! What color stain did you use for that?

Oh, and try to talk him out of that bend.
Thelonious Monkfish

That's a clean looking pipe, like that stem material.
ozark southpaw

Piffyr wrote:
Wow! I reeeeeally like that one, Ed! That's a perfectly shaped billiard. Love that silver and gold color combo! What color stain did you use for that?

Oh, and try to talk him out of that bend.

Thanks Tony !

I used two colors- Feibing Medium brown just on the high spots mostly and then Dark Golden Oak over the whole pipe. These colors were to close and I didn't get the contrast I would have liked to have had.
The Dark Golden Oak is one I got from VT Freehand a few years ago. It was a powder and is mixed with alcohol.

Ain't no talking him out of the bend. All four of the pipes I've made for him have had it.,plus he has sent me literally dozens of straight billiards in the past just to have the stem slightly bent. Says it's easier for him to clench. He also likes a taller  and longer ( as measured from the end of stem going forward) button, with a nice thin lip (bite) area.  Since he's paying for it I give him what he wants.
ozark southpaw

Thelonious Monkfish wrote:
That's a clean looking pipe, like that stem material.


thanks Monk !
Epsilon2

Magnificent!t
Very impresiv pipe!where cann i find theese beuatyfull acrilyc?[/code]
Piffyr

ozark southpaw wrote:
Thanks Tony !

I used two colors- Feibing Medium brown just on the high spots mostly and then Dark Golden Oak over the whole pipe. These colors were to close and I didn't get the contrast I would have liked to have had.
The Dark Golden Oak is one I got from VT Freehand a few years ago. It was a powder and is mixed with alcohol.

Ain't no talking him out of the bend. All four of the pipes I've made for him have had it.,plus he has sent me literally dozens of straight billiards in the past just to have the stem slightly bent. Says it's easier for him to clench. He also likes a taller  and longer ( as measured from the end of stem going forward) button, with a nice thin lip (bite) area.  Since he's paying for it I give him what he wants.

I don't know, Ed. It those photos are accurate at all, I'd say that you nailed it with the color. I like the contrast just the way it is. I've been thinking about picking up some of those powdered dyes from Tim. It seems that would give me more options to get the color that I want. Of course, more options also means more chances to get it completely wrong.

Ya gotta give the customer what they want. I get it. It's just that it's kind of a shame with that one. It has a simple elegance.
Drifter-MT

As always Ed, excellent work!  Yeah, the button would not be my choice, but then I don't clench either.
Sean

I just love to see your creations Ed. Awesome stuff!! Very Happy
WayneD

Wow. That is one classy looking pipe. Nice work, Ed.
Oldredbeard

Another absolutely beautiful Ed. I understand giving him what he wants, but I'm another one that would have to keep that baby straight.
JoeMan

That pipe is gorgeous.  Love the combo.
Judd

Great work and I really like the finish.
C.E. Purdy

Ed that's a gorgeous pipe!  I really like rustic pipes and wire carved in particular.  Your rustication on that one is perfect!!!!
vwdeano

That's a pretty thing, Ed.

Well done.
Oldbriar

Ed that is beautiful, if he does not like it I'll take it! Smile
Great work as always sir!

OB
ozark southpaw

Epsilon2 wrote:
Magnificent!t
Very impresiv pipe!where cann i find theese beuatyfull acrilyc?[/code]


I bought that rod from this place--  
http://www.pipemakers.org/

The owner is trying to sell the business, so you may want to hurry if you want to order some rod.
ozark southpaw

Thanks Gents ! I'm glad you like it !
alsmith52

Super nice!
ozark southpaw

Thanks Al !
Dave G

Holy moly Ed! You've outdone yourself. That is a stunner. I agree with the mob, the straight stem is a perfect look, but the customer is always right.
Troy_nov1965

Sweet looking billiard i like it ! If it was me i would not bend that stem any .

Very nice work Ed.
ozark southpaw

Thanks Dave and Troy !!  

To late, it's bent and in the mail !!
Notedhillbilly

Ed, I have yet to see you make something that I didn't love. You certainly have a gift brother. Keep it up!
ozark southpaw

Thanks Kenny !
GrabowFan

Beautiful pipe Ed!
ozark southpaw

Thanks Ray !
Piffyr

ozark southpaw wrote:
To late, it's bent and in the mail !!

Such a shame! Crying or Very sad
Rustiepyles

Ed, beautiful work as always. The rustication is great and the stem is killer.
ozark southpaw

Thanks Fletch !
BarberTrey

Beautiful Ed, just now seeing this.
ozark southpaw

Thanks Trey !
pipesbywhitney

Ed - I keep going back to the photos of this pipe and looking at the rustication, or carving, you did on this pipe. It reminds me of some of Walt Cannoy's work. Is it wire carving? It is simply stunning giving the pipe an unusual visual presentation with is horizontal cuts that actually seem to make the bowl look taller. Beautiful pipe ... Dave
ozark southpaw

Thanks Dave ! I did the rustication with a dental bur in the Dremel.  
I started at the rim and worked down which makes a stair step effect -kinda.
The bur at it's widest cutting edge is .110" and will cut on the very end as well as the sides.Can do several types of rustication with it.



pipesbywhitney

Neat trick, Ed, but just thinking about it makes my teeth hurt! Sad
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