On The Bench

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Re: On The Bench

Post by FredS » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:53 pm

Shop mascot and some new pipes taking shape:
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Re: On The Bench

Post by FredS » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:08 pm

The briar fairy flew in from Greece.
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Re: On The Bench

Post by ATexanLostinVirginia » Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:24 pm

I still have and smoke the two pipes I bought from you about 7-8 years ago. Actually I think I paid for one, and you gave me the other. :chili:
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Re: On The Bench

Post by FredS » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:59 pm

Sweet.
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Re: On The Bench

Post by Bloodhound » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:06 pm

ATexanLostinVirginia wrote:I still have and smoke the two pipes I bought from you about 7-8 years ago. Actually I think I paid for one, and you gave me the other. :chili:
Wait...what...Fred SELLs his pipes...how does one get on that buyers list?
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Re: On The Bench

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:15 am

I treasure the POYs from our CPS makers, but I understand why they wouldn't want to do one, it's a ton of work and from what I remember we drive the cost down so low that it ain't really worth their while, more like charity really, not to mention you get a few people who are nitpicky I'd imagine and by the time you've churned out 30 pipes you just don't want to hear it...


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Re: On The Bench

Post by coco » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:17 am

John-Boy wrote:This is why we should always get cobs.
Hush, you.
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Re: On The Bench

Post by FredS » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:57 pm

Nice wood. (Interpret that comment however you wish.)
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Re: On The Bench

Post by Bloodhound » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:24 pm

FredS wrote:Nice wood. (Interpret that comment however you wish.)
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On your bench...I'll bet they become beautiful pipes
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Re: On The Bench

Post by Jocose » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:25 pm

FredS wrote:Nice wood. (Interpret that comment however you wish.)
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What does it take to get a FredS pipe ON MY BENCH??
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Re: On The Bench

Post by hugodrax » Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:46 pm

FredS wrote:Nice wood. (Interpret that comment however you wish.)
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Re: On The Bench

Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:21 am

Jocose wrote:
FredS wrote:Nice wood. (Interpret that comment however you wish.)
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What does it take to get a FredS pipe ON MY BENCH??
I've been asking FredS for a pipe for years. Yet to happen.
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Re: On The Bench

Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:22 am

Irish-Dane wrote:
Jocose wrote:
FredS wrote:Nice wood. (Interpret that comment however you wish.)
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What does it take to get a FredS pipe ON MY BENCH??
I've been asking FredS for a pipe for years. Yet to happen.
In all fairness though, he did do the stain on Dad's pipe, and that's something I would give HIM a pipe for.
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Re: On The Bench

Post by FredS » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:37 am

Jocose wrote:What does it take to get a FredS pipe ON MY BENCH??
Almost everything I post here can be bought or battered for.
1. You see a pipe you like.
2. You send me a PM saying 'Hey, I see a pipe I like'.
C. I send you a PM asking for your address.
D. I send you the pipe.
E. You give it a hands on inspection and:
. .E.01 You like it. You pay for it. You enjoy it for many years and prosper.
. .E.02 You decide it's not your thing. You send it back. Baby Jesus cries, and my kids go without shoes one more month.
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Re: On The Bench

Post by John-Boy » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:26 pm

Who exactly gets battered?
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Re: On The Bench

Post by FredS » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:05 pm

John-Boy wrote:Who exactly gets battered?
Not Mrs FredS. I stopped doing that.

JMG asked about the progress of one I showed earlier so here are some pics of the full bent brandy in it's current, almost-finished state. Most of my pipes are smoothly swooped but I put a (somewhat) pronounced lines on the front of this bowl and also a sort of segmented bend in the shank. I like it.
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"One of the things I love about CPS is the frank and enthusiastic dysfunction here. God help me, I do love it so." – OldWorldSwine

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Re: On The Bench

Post by wosbald » Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:57 pm

+JMJ+

Right slick pipe.




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Re: On The Bench

Post by Jocose » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:00 pm

wosbald wrote:+JMJ+

Right slick pipe.
+1
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Re: On The Bench

Post by Sir Moose » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:05 pm

That's purty.
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Re: On The Bench

Post by FredS » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:19 pm

A new crop of stems getting glued up. I used to fiddle and fuss with tape, and rubber bands, and all sorts of clamps to hold these together while the epoxy sets but was never happy with the efficiency of those methods. Tonight it finally dawned on me to let gravity do the work. It was easy enough to scrounge up some heavy & hollow bits for the job.
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"One of the things I love about CPS is the frank and enthusiastic dysfunction here. God help me, I do love it so." – OldWorldSwine

"I'd like to put a hook in that puppet and swing it through a bunch of salmon!" - durangopipe

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