Dad's pipe - A CPS Collective

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Re: Dad's pipe - A CPS Collective

Post by coco » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:40 pm

JMG wrote:That's great stuff. Is the extension curly maple?
I was thinking buckeye
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Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:40 pm

Is the grain as awesome as it looks? An intense fire grain was exactly what I was hoping for, and the pics tend to suggest it's only getting better as the work progresses.
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Post by GaryInVA » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:45 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:Is the grain as awesome as it looks? An intense fire grain was exactly what I was hoping for, and the pics tend to suggest it's only getting better as the work progresses.
I was thinking as I looked at those pictures, "That's got some nice grain there."
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Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:47 pm

GaryInVA wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:Is the grain as awesome as it looks? An intense fire grain was exactly what I was hoping for, and the pics tend to suggest it's only getting better as the work progresses.
I was thinking as I looked at those pictures, "That's got some nice grain there."
The best part of that is, the grain is what made my Dad get excited in the first place.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Fri Dec 05, 2014 12:44 pm

A little change in planning: FredS is now signed on to do the final staining and buffing.

To say I'm excited would be an understatement. :D
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Post by GaryInVA » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:10 pm

I was wondering yesterday what was happening with your father's pipe. Looking forward to seeing it.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:21 pm

GaryInVA wrote:I was wondering yesterday what was happening with your father's pipe. Looking forward to seeing it.
The pipe is still with Wayne for some final sanding.

I asked him why he didn't quit his job that supports his home and family, and instead focus all his energies on this project that isn't going to make him a dime. At that point he hung up on me. Probably needed to call his employer and quit, is my guess.
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Post by fiddlestix » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:27 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:
GaryInVA wrote:I was wondering yesterday what was happening with your father's pipe. Looking forward to seeing it.
The pipe is still with Wayne for some final sanding.

I asked him why he didn't quit his job that supports his home and family, and instead focus all his energies on this project that isn't going to make him a dime. At that point he hung up on me. Probably needed to call his employer and quit, is my guess.

I quit my job last week in anticipation of your pipe arriving and he hasn't even sent it yet. What a jerk! :lol:

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Post by FredS » Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:37 pm

fiddlestix wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:
GaryInVA wrote:I was wondering yesterday what was happening with your father's pipe. Looking forward to seeing it.
The pipe is still with Wayne for some final sanding.

I asked him why he didn't quit his job that supports his home and family, and instead focus all his energies on this project that isn't going to make him a dime. At that point he hung up on me. Probably needed to call his employer and quit, is my guess.
I quit my job last week in anticipation of your pipe arriving and he hasn't even sent it yet. What a jerk! :lol:
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Post by SlowToke » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:47 pm

Alright, so here is Sam's pipe in it's current state as of today. I went ahead and made a stem for it as you can see. Just kidding. :lol: I used this dummy stem to make sure it will sit as I tuned in the base of the bowl. This stem should be bigger and heavier than the stem Mark will make so it should sit as it should just fine. I have to admit that I was a little worried that it wouldn't sit because it's a VERY light piece of briar. The shank extension is stabilized buckeye burl and is as light as balsa wood. I chose it because it ties in with Sam's time in Ohio and because it's super lightweight. The grain is very nice and other than a small flaw on the bottom of the bowl, it's clean. I was able to sand out the hacksaw cuts. It should finish out very nicely. It is in the mail on it's way to fiddlestix now.

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Post by OldWorldSwine » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:55 pm

Man, can't wait to see how this comes out.

My mom came up to visit us at Thanksgiving. I asked if she might have one or two of my dad's old pipes, and she said that's possible! Could be in her hope chest with his Navy uniform, police badge, etc... I'd be so happy to have that link to him.

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Post by GaryInVA » Fri Dec 05, 2014 3:57 pm

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Post by fiddlestix » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:22 pm

Well, despite the fact that my new mailman is apparently a world-class punter, the pipe is now in my possession and in good shape. I'm setting at the workbench now, assessing what I should do with the stem.

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For the record, I had my quality control dept. inspect Wayne's work carefully... The inspector says it's top notch.

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Post by JimVH » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:49 pm

fiddlestix wrote: Image
Awesome.

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Re: Dad's pipe - A CPS Collective

Post by Penrose » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:34 pm

Irish-Dane wrote:
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Great, great story. As an ex-woodworker I'm following the progress with particular interest. But, forgive me, I just have to ask a frivolous, off-topic question:

Where'd you get the cool mug?

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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Dec 09, 2014 3:53 pm

Penrose wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:
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Great, great story. As an ex-woodworker I'm following the progress with particular interest. But, forgive me, I just have to ask a frivolous, off-topic question:

Where'd you get the cool mug?
I found that mug in a kitchen cupboard when we were cleaning out my Grandpa's house after he died. (My Dad's Dad, in fact.) He was a truck driver for PPG for many years. I thought it was cool, so I snatched it for mine. I still use it every morning for my coffee.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:12 pm

JimVH wrote:
fiddlestix wrote: Image
Awesome.
Adorable.
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Post by fiddlestix » Wed Dec 17, 2014 1:23 am

Finally had time to start a stem tonight. Plenty of work left to go, but went ahead and bent it to make sure I liked the length. I'll straighten it back out and shape the button, sand and buff and re-bend in the next day or two.

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Post by SlowToke » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:21 am

And it still sits. Yay!

Nice work, Mark.
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Re: Dad's pipe - A CPS Collective

Post by TNLawPiper » Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:25 am

Penrose wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:
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Great, great story. As an ex-woodworker I'm following the progress with particular interest. But, forgive me, I just have to ask a frivolous, off-topic question:

Where'd you get the cool mug?
Every type of cool, vintage mug you never knew you wanted can be found on Etsy through searches such as the following: https://www.etsy.com/search?q=c.b.%20mug

ENJOY.

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