Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by coco » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:40 pm

Will 14's crack get bigger or smaller? The tension is killing me.
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by JMG » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:30 pm

coco wrote:
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Will 14's crack get bigger or smaller? The tension is killing me.
It depends on the severity of his constipation.
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by TwoXseveN » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:49 am

SlowToke wrote:
TwoXseveN wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:04 pm
SlowToke wrote:
TwoXseveN wrote:
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:33 pm
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This is obscene.

Cover the bowl and blow through the stem. If air comes out that crack it goes through to the airway. If not, you're good. You may not get it completely out but the pipe will be sound.
I’m slightly confused, what is obscene?
You posting pictures of your crack.
Image. Duh :)
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by TwoXseveN » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:52 am

FredS wrote:To follow on JMG's post. . .
- Sharpen the transition from bowl to top of shank. Use a chain saw file or something even smaller.
- Remove the bulge in the shank. If you 'shoe shine' sand it then constantly move up and down the length of the shank and use a 2-3" strip of sand paper.
- I like the back cheeks of the bowl to match the front. The area I struggle with the most is getting this area defined well. Look at your favorite billiard and copy it. Usually that means removing more material. But that's my preference - you may like a smoother transition.

Or you could stop where you're at and smoke it. It's not ugly.

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Wonderful, that helps me a good amount.
Just getting back at it this afternoon, is nice to have the outside experience/perspective to use moving fwd !
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by TwoXseveN » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:55 am

Irish-Dane wrote:If no one has claimed this, I want it. I bought Wayne's first pipe he sold here, I requested Nate's 11th pipe (11-11) right after he made number 1, I have Mark Price's first pipe he ever sold, and I just purchased the first ever Adirondack Pipe from my friend Mark Rizzo. It's kind of my thing, and obviously me buying the first pipe equals the fact that you will eventually be famous, so it's in your best interest as well. And no, I'm not kidding. I want to buy this pipe.
Ooh! Well, I’m flattered to say the least :)

I’ll have to think chew on the idea of selling it.
Hadn’t crossed my mind on the first one at all.
I also have no clue how it’ll turn out so committing to a sale before it’s finished scares me a bit!
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by TwoXseveN » Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:16 pm

Well, in trying fine tune some the things, I way over sanded the shank. So I’ve switched back to the original stem and am now back to evening out the shank (just much slower this time).

Here’s current state:


Familiar angle:

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Other side:

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And the top angle with markings of the most darn frustrating part of this pipe. For the life of me, I can’t even out that right wall:

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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by ReverendThom » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:45 pm

Hey that's not bad for #1! Way better than my first haha
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by Sir Moose » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:35 pm

It's hard for my inexperienced eyes to tell from the picture. Did you fill the fissure or did it reduce as you sanded it? (Notice I did not discuss your crack.)
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by TwoXseveN » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:12 pm

Sir Moose wrote:It's hard for my inexperienced eyes to tell from the picture. Did you fill the fissure or did it reduce as you sanded it? (Notice I did not discuss your crack.)
It just naturally filled with dust as I sanded.

Unfortunately it got bigger and several others splinters showed up along the way.

Alas, I decided to try my hand at rusticating the whole thing...
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by TwoXseveN » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:16 pm

Started with a stain on the smooth surface to see how it looked..

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Made a rustication tool this afternoon:

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Annnd I’m starting to chop it all up:

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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by JimVH » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:35 pm

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Darned fine first run.


Boom.

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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by TwoXseveN » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:36 pm

Couldn’t solve the problem of the cracks on top of the bowl so I just embraced it.




Getting pretty close to finishing up now:

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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by TwoXseveN » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:16 pm

TwoXseveN wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:If no one has claimed this, I want it. I bought Wayne's first pipe he sold here, I requested Nate's 11th pipe (11-11) right after he made number 1, I have Mark Price's first pipe he ever sold, and I just purchased the first ever Adirondack Pipe from my friend Mark Rizzo. It's kind of my thing, and obviously me buying the first pipe equals the fact that you will eventually be famous, so it's in your best interest as well. And no, I'm not kidding. I want to buy this pipe.
Ooh! Well, I’m flattered to say the least :)

I’ll have to think chew on the idea of selling it.
Hadn’t crossed my mind on the first one at all.
I also have no clue how it’ll turn out so committing to a sale before it’s finished scares me a bit!
After giving it some thought, I think I will hold on to this one.

It’s been a fun journey and I’ve learned quite a bit along the way.

There are just too many gnarly flaws for me to feel good about selling and, frankly, I don’t hate the idea of holding on to the first blind attempt.


I did, however, order some more chunks of briar today...

If you’re interested, I’d be down for you purchasing the first one I’m willing to sell :)
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by joegoat » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:57 pm

TwoXseveN wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:36 pm
Couldn’t solve the problem of the cracks on top of the bowl so I just embraced it.




Getting pretty close to finishing up now:

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Looks good!!!
A steel bristled brush, about the size of a toothbrush (see below), is great for taking the edge off of rustication if that's what you like. After gouging to your desired ruggedness, just scrub in all directions until the desired rustication is reached.


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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:27 pm

TwoXseveN wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:16 pm
TwoXseveN wrote:
Irish-Dane wrote:If no one has claimed this, I want it. I bought Wayne's first pipe he sold here, I requested Nate's 11th pipe (11-11) right after he made number 1, I have Mark Price's first pipe he ever sold, and I just purchased the first ever Adirondack Pipe from my friend Mark Rizzo. It's kind of my thing, and obviously me buying the first pipe equals the fact that you will eventually be famous, so it's in your best interest as well. And no, I'm not kidding. I want to buy this pipe.
Ooh! Well, I’m flattered to say the least :)

I’ll have to think chew on the idea of selling it.
Hadn’t crossed my mind on the first one at all.
I also have no clue how it’ll turn out so committing to a sale before it’s finished scares me a bit!
After giving it some thought, I think I will hold on to this one.

It’s been a fun journey and I’ve learned quite a bit along the way.

There are just too many gnarly flaws for me to feel good about selling and, frankly, I don’t hate the idea of holding on to the first blind attempt.


I did, however, order some more chunks of briar today...

If you’re interested, I’d be down for you purchasing the first one I’m willing to sell :)
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by TwoXseveN » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:46 pm

joegoat wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:57 pm
TwoXseveN wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:36 pm
Couldn’t solve the problem of the cracks on top of the bowl so I just embraced it.




Getting pretty close to finishing up now:

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Looks good!!!
A steel bristled brush, about the size of a toothbrush (see below), is great for taking the edge off of rustication if that's what you like. After gouging to your desired ruggedness, just scrub in all directions until the desired rustication is reached.


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Oooh, thanks for the tip!
I had been brainstorming effective ways to do that.
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by TwoXseveN » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:02 am

Post waxing/now the finished product of attempt #1


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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by joegoat » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:15 pm

Lovely!!! The black rustication with a smooth rim is a favorite look of mine!
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Re: Documenting First Attempt at Briar Pipe Making.

Post by hugodrax » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:35 pm

Would you put me down for number 2? I enjoy pipes made by members and you have a talent.
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