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ozark southpaw

Purdy Sandblasted Morta.

The latest collaboration between Carl and I . Carl did the finishing as well as the blasting. Stem has a copper sleeve.








pipesbywhitney

You two are a championship pair for sure! Beautiful creation ...
ozark southpaw

Thanks Dave ! It would be nice if Carl lived closer to me so that we wouldn't have to do everything "mail order".
Spadefan

WOW
pipesbywhitney

ozark southpaw wrote:
Thanks Dave ! It would be nice if Carl lived closer to me so that we wouldn't have to do everything "mail order".


If you two buys lived closer to each other you would have a pipe factory going for sure ... those metal wrapped stems are a real signature thing! Beautiful work!
vwdeano

yikes!  that is STUNNING...  Great effort!
ozark southpaw

Thanks Dean !
C.E. Purdy

pipesbywhitney wrote:
ozark southpaw wrote:
Thanks Dave ! It would be nice if Carl lived closer to me so that we wouldn't have to do everything "mail order".


If you two buys lived closer to each other you would have a pipe factory going for sure ... those metal wrapped stems are a real signature thing! Beautiful work!


Dave, I don't know if we'd have a pipe factory or not. But I do know we'd be in trouble together! Ed is a bad influence on me! Shocked  Laughing
ozark southpaw

pipesbywhitney wrote:
ozark southpaw wrote:
Thanks Dave ! It would be nice if Carl lived closer to me so that we wouldn't have to do everything "mail order".


If you two buys lived closer to each other you would have a pipe factory going for sure ... those metal wrapped stems are a real signature thing! Beautiful work!


Next up--brass. Just bought a 24" long piece of 5/8" diameter brass tubing with .065" wall thickness.
ozark southpaw

C.E. Purdy wrote:
pipesbywhitney wrote:
ozark southpaw wrote:
Thanks Dave ! It would be nice if Carl lived closer to me so that we wouldn't have to do everything "mail order".


If you two buys lived closer to each other you would have a pipe factory going for sure ... those metal wrapped stems are a real signature thing! Beautiful work!


Dave, I don't know if we'd have a pipe factory or not. But I do know we'd be in trouble together! Ed is a bad influence on me! Shocked  Laughing


Me thinks this is a case of the pot calling the kettle black !!  Laughing
JoeMan

Boys, that's just a thing of beauty.  Congrats.  

Certainly not interested in doing it personally, but how on earth do you get the brass formed around that stem? That is remarkable.

Is this one staying in the Ozarks, or was it a commission?
ozark southpaw

JoeMan wrote:
Boys, that's just a thing of beauty.  Congrats.  

Certainly not interested in doing it personally, but how on earth do you get the brass formed around that stem? That is remarkable.

Is this one staying in the Ozarks, or was it a commission?


The copper is a piece of tubing.I turn the acrylic down to the inside diameter of the tubing and epoxy the tubing onto it.After the tenon is inserted I epoxied a thin ring of the stem material to cap the end of the stem.  This one is for sale at my Etsy shop.


ol gto

Congrats Gents, stunning pipe!
Troy_nov1965

Thats really SWEET !! Nice work both of you !
ozark southpaw

ol gto wrote:
Congrats Gents, stunning pipe!


Thanks John !
ozark southpaw

Troy_nov1965 wrote:
Thats really SWEET !! Nice work both of you !


Thanks Troy !
Uncle Rich

Great work- much better than doing ceramic ashtrays.
ozark southpaw

Uncle Rich wrote:
Great work- much better than doing ceramic ashtrays.


Thanks Rich !
Thelonious Monkfish

Perfect, fine craftsmanship on both ends. Maybe finish the next one with brass and a blue stem then send it this way....
ozark southpaw

Thelonious Monkfish wrote:
Perfect, fine craftsmanship on both ends. Maybe finish the next one with brass and a blue stem then send it this way....


Thanks Monk ! I have the brass but thinking of doing the first one using vulcanite.  It's for a little project I started a while back and keeps getting pushed aside while I work on other stuff.
Dave G

Beautiful collaboration guys.

Ed, I love those metal bandings.

Carl, excellent blast and finish.

That's a stunning pipe.
ozark southpaw

Thanks Dave ! I really like the looks of the metal bandings but they are a bit harder to do because of the difference in hardness between it and the stem material.
Oldredbeard

Absolutely beautiful fellows.
ozark southpaw

Thanks Tim !!
ted

Since I'm on an "I don't like that pipe" kick..

I don't like that pipe. The blast is beautiful, but to me the shape
is a mis-step between an apple and a Filto... http://www.filtopipes.com/

Sorry Ed.. ted
C.E. Purdy

ted wrote:
Since I'm on an "I don't like that pipe" kick..

I don't like that pipe. The blast is beautiful, but to me the shape
is a mis-step between an apple and a Filto... http://www.filtopipes.com/

Sorry Ed.. ted


I think Ed officially called that shape the "club".  'Cause if you don't like it he'll beat you with it!   Laughing But I could be wrong......
Piffyr

Ed, we're gonna have to talk about morta at some point when I'm not spending all of my pipe money on tools. Do you have any of that mulberry left? We're gonna have to talk about that too.
ozark southpaw

ted wrote:
Since I'm on an "I don't like that pipe" kick..

I don't like that pipe. The blast is beautiful, but to me the shape
is a mis-step between an apple and a Filto... http://www.filtopipes.com/

Sorry Ed.. ted


Nothing to be sorry for Tom ! I know full well that not everyone will like a pipe that I make. I've seen many that I do not like.  I think what I should have or might have done was to put a lit of angle on the shank and made the stem a 1/2" or so longer with a slight bend. Or, I could have taken a bit of the bottom of the bowl or maybe.................. Laughing

BTW-- a Filto clone is on my list to make one of these days!!
ozark southpaw

Piffyr wrote:
Ed, we're gonna have to talk about morta at some point when I'm not spending all of my pipe money on tools. Do you have any of that mulberry left? We're gonna have to talk about that too.


I do have more Mulberry Tony and would be glad to send you a chunk of it. If you can make one from Mulberry you can do a Morta. They work--it seems to me-- quite similarly. The Mulberry does have a tighter grain.
Piffyr

ozark southpaw wrote:
I do have more Mulberry Tony and would be glad to send you a chunk of it. If you can make one from Mulberry you can do a Morta. They work--it seems to me-- quite similarly. The Mulberry does have a tighter grain.

Shocked Heck no, Ed! You've misunderstood! While the idea of carving my own pipe out of a piece of mulberry is appealing, I'd rather leave that in the hands of someone that actually knows what they're doing. I was talking about getting you to make pipes out of those things. Set that chunk of mulberry aside and put my name on it.

I do most of my pipe work in a little shop under a bent mulberry tree. It's become known as the "mulberry shed" and I think it would be cool to have a pipe to match the shop. The mortas just pique my interest. I've never had one, but I like the looks and I'm curious about how they smoke.
pwoodard

Outstanding work guys, beautiful pipe!
ozark southpaw

Piffyr wrote:
ozark southpaw wrote:
I do have more Mulberry Tony and would be glad to send you a chunk of it. If you can make one from Mulberry you can do a Morta. They work--it seems to me-- quite similarly. The Mulberry does have a tighter grain.

Shocked Heck no, Ed! You've misunderstood! While the idea of carving my own pipe out of a piece of mulberry is appealing, I'd rather leave that in the hands of someone that actually knows what they're doing. I was talking about getting you to make pipes out of those things. Set that chunk of mulberry aside and put my name on it.

I do most of my pipe work in a little shop under a bent mulberry tree. It's become known as the "mulberry shed" and I think it would be cool to have a pipe to match the shop. The mortas just pique my interest. I've never had one, but I like the looks and I'm curious about how they smoke.


I can do that Tony. Maybe I can find a good block in some of the "aged" Mulberry I have. It was cut before 1995 and laid in the pasture of the farm we used to have until about 2006 when I drug a large section of it to the house. I cut a couple of 6" rings off of it to play with. The rest has been in a flower bed ever since--very rot resistant.  I hauled it to this house when we sold the farm.
ozark southpaw

pwoodard wrote:
Outstanding work guys, beautiful pipe!


Thanks Phil !
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