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TigerJack

Self Cherry Wood Poker

I got bored today so I left this computer chair & went to the shop, I came back with this Cherry Wood Poker , I left it naturally rustic , just knocked the bark off on the lathe with a dull flat head screw driver, didn't want a perfectly smooth finish, It has a coat of Tung Oil on it which is all I will do to it. . I may start making a few of these for ebay just to get a bit of exercise in which I badly need. G'Day





pipesbywhitney

Nice piece of work!
Troy_nov1965

Pretty cool , i got a apple wood old time poker pipe. If you get a chance try some apple wood i think it gives off a nice flavor to tobacco.
Thelonious Monkfish

Nice, should smoke pretty cool with those walls. I recommend Apple as well. And White Oak.
TigerJack

Thanks guys, I have Apple , Hickory, Mulberry, Plum & have smoke other fruit woods along with other hardwoods they all smoke great. Anyone tells you briar is the only good pipe wood, there just plain wrong, I have smoked fruit wood pipes over 30 years & they not only smoke good but last for years & years .
Troy_nov1965

Wish i could find someone to make me a nice Mesquite Billiard or Canadian.
TigerJack

Troy_nov1965 wrote:
Wish i could find someone to make me a nice Mesquite Billiard or Canadian.


I'm sure Gary or Ed. would be happy to make you one if you check with them. G'Day
Troy_nov1965

TigerJack wrote:
Troy_nov1965 wrote:
Wish i could find someone to make me a nice Mesquite Billiard or Canadian.


I'm sure Gary or Ed. would be happy to make you one if you check with them. G'Day


No they don't want to mess with Mesquite i have done asked.
Kentuck

I agree about wood other than briar smoking good as far as my limited experience. I can say cherry wood (Ropp), Mountain Laurel (Grabow), Mesquite (Kaywoodie), and a new old stock apple wood pot Ted snatched for me from the back room at the factory all smoke just fine. My untutored taste does not detect much difference from briar as some people can.
ozark southpaw

Nice work !! Dull screwdriver huh? I'll have to try that--if I ever get my lathe out of the box !
TigerJack

ozark southpaw wrote:
Nice work !! Dull screwdriver huh? I'll have to try that--if I ever get my lathe out of the box !


Yes Ed, The wood had been laying in my shop for years and there were spots of the bark that was not intact with the wood so I just knocked off the bark & found where worms had been just under the bark , if you look close at the pipe you can see the worm lines on it.
ozark southpaw

I made a small grooving tool that I use on my tampers from an old 1/4"flat screwdiver. Cuts a nice groove about .040" wide.

A few years ago I cut a nice straight Cherry sapling that was about 6' long. I left it on the patio that is under our deck to dry.About a year later I decide to make a walking stick from it but found that the worms had gotten to it.After removing the bark it was completely covered with worm lines of different sizes. Makes a cool pattern. The stick is still solid.guess the worms didn't get to deep.
TigerJack

ozark southpaw wrote:
I made a small grooving tool that I use on my tampers from an old 1/4"flat screwdiver. Cuts a nice groove about .040" wide.

A few years ago I cut a nice straight Cherry sapling that was about 6' long. I left it on the patio that is under our deck to dry.About a year later I decide to make a walking stick from it but found that the worms had gotten to it.After removing the bark it was completely covered with worm lines of different sizes. Makes a cool pattern. The stick is still solid.guess the worms didn't get to deep.


They generally just eat just under the bark and die off as the wood gradually dries out, it is best to wax the ends of the limb/log and debark it . G'Day
vwdeano

Looks swell.  Good work!
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