Pipe #17 - Acorn

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Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by fiddlestix » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:23 am

This one has been in the works for a while, but kept getting put aside to work on other things. It's my first pipe of the new year. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with it.

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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by Thunktank » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:45 am

It just dawned on me that I see the acorn shape very attractive. It's a very earthy shape. And as a hunter I hunt oak trees as often as the game that eats from them. The buck I shot this year was feeding beneath an oak. The native oaks here grow roots very deep to survive droughts. Very metaphoric for the life I try to groom. I like it. Can I have one someday? :)
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by Irish-Dane » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:18 am

I love how it goes from smooth to blast, and mixed with the Cumberland stem? Perfection.
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by GaryInVA » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:29 am

I approve of this pipe, it gets 3 dancing chilis. :chili: :chili: :chili:
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by fiddlestix » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:49 am

Thanks guys. I appreciate the kind words!

Thunk: I like the metaphor! I was just shooting for a cool shape, but you make sound much more interesting! :) Oh, and just say the word. They can be had!

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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by Cleon » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:43 am

Irish-Dane wrote:I love how it goes from smooth to blast, and mixed with the Cumberland stem? Perfection.
+1.

That is the most striking part of the pipe. It makes the pipe look more natural and less contrived. Almost like it really did spring from the ground.
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by Joshoowah » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:55 am

Man, what a pipe.
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by tsalagi44 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:20 am

Flawless. Jusr gorgeous my friend. I too have never payed attention to the acorn shape pipes before but this one is amazing.
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by Thunktank » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:59 pm

fiddlestix wrote:Thanks guys. I appreciate the kind words!

Thunk: I like the metaphor! I was just shooting for a cool shape, but you make sound much more interesting! :) Oh, and just say the word. They can be had!
It is a cool shape and the finish matches it wonderfully. I went looking at other acorn shaped pipes a few moments ago as I wondered why the shape never stood out to me in a positive way before. Well, it's because I never saw an acorn shaped pipe done this well before. I'm usually more of a classic shape sort f fellow. Though I have long enjoyed a well executed bent egg shaped pipe. This acorn does similar things to me. But I would feel compelled to grow a beard back in order to smoke it due to it's woodsy, natural form. My wife has gotten used to my thin clean cut look again and has been rather opposed to the beard I started growing over the holidays this year. :lol:
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by Kerdy » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:07 pm

Koowel!
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by fiddlestix » Mon Jan 12, 2015 2:46 pm

Thanks fellas!

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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by revspipes » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:38 pm

Wow wonderful pipe

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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by parson » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:53 pm

That's a beauty!

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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by 2combs » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:07 pm

I know I've already told you on IG, but this is nice!!!

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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by Steverino » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:18 pm

Yeah, I kind of lean to the classical shapes too but I could definitely smoke that one. Very, very nice.
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by fiddlestix » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:15 am

Thanks, everybody! Really appreciate the encouragement!

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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by JudgeRusty » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:46 am

Challenge yourself.

Construct a rusticated wooden "windscreen" that resembles the cap and stem that would have grown on that acorn.
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by fiddlestix » Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:59 am

JudgeRusty wrote:Challenge yourself.

Construct a rusticated wooden "windscreen" that resembles the cap and stem that would have grown on that acorn.
Ha! That's not a half bad idea... This pipe is shipping out to Albania, probably tomorrow, so I'll have to hang on to that till the next one.

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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by JudgeRusty » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:19 pm

fiddlestix wrote: ...shipping out to Albania, probably tomorrow...
a likely story
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Re: Pipe #17 - Acorn

Post by IdahoCowboy » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:41 am

Very nice. I like the way it actually is very reminiscent of a real acorn, with the point at the bottom being a very nice touch. Even the lighter colored ring where it joins the stem has an two tone acorn feel. There's something 'branchy' about the shank. I agree with someone else who commented it has a very earthy feel.

So without asking you to reveal any trade secrets; do you actually sandblast a pipe to get that rough look to it, I know that what they call the finish, but is it achieved by real sandblasting?

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