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Re: In the works...

Post by GaryInVA » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:50 pm

JMG wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:59 am
You can't tell in this pic, but there's about 2 hours of tweaks from the first pic of this pipe. This squat tomato shape is a fickle little turd. You tweak one spot only for it to mess up another. Currently state...

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Tomatos are one of my favorite shapes. Fine example you have there.
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:18 pm

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:39 pm
JMG wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:20 pm
This was supposed to be an eskimo, but I messed up. But the direction it's going is showing some promise...

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How did this one turn out?
There are some further along pics above this. I am having to send it away to outsource the sandblasting.
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Re: In the works...

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:36 pm

JMG wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:39 pm
JMG wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:20 pm
This was supposed to be an eskimo, but I messed up. But the direction it's going is showing some promise...

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How did this one turn out?
There are some further along pics above this. I am having to send it away to outsource the sandblasting.
Looks like it is gonna be nice
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:41 pm

I got the bit too thin, so I will either be keeping this one for myself or selling it discounted. Still need to bend the stem, do all the polishing and bowl coat it. One dumb flaw still visible on the bottom of the shank after the staining.

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Re: In the works...

Post by GaryInVA » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:20 am

Ohhhh, she's a fine one she is.
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This, gentlemen, is what it feels like when doves cry.
Even though I can't smoke at this time, for some reason I like this place.

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Re: In the works...

Post by durangopipe » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:01 pm

JMG wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:41 pm
I got the bit too thin, so I will either be keeping this one for myself or selling it discounted. Still need to bend the stem, do all the polishing and bowl coat it. One dumb flaw still visible on the bottom of the shank after the staining.

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Beautiful...
And the thin stem should pose less of a potential problem for a non-clencher.

I have several fine pipes with an unfilled pit or two; I rather prefer them that way. It seems somehow wonderfully honest.
It would have been a shame to blast or rusticated that beautiful piece of briar in order to hide such a minor flaw.
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:03 pm

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Beautiful...
And the thin stem should pose less of a potential problem for a non-clencher.

I have several fine pipes with an unfilled pit or two; I rather prefer them that way. It seems somehow wonderfully honest.
It would have been a shame to blast or rusticated that beautiful piece of briar in order to hide such a minor flaw.
Thanks, guys...

Yeah, I'm glad the other flaws hid so well inside the grain. Sure wouldn't have minded if the bigger one did the same, but it's not bad at all so I'll take it. Currently applying a Danish oil finish to it. Should be finished by Thursday or Friday.
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Post by JMG » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:40 pm

I hate that I got the stem thinner than needs be to sell at a standard rate. However, that being the case, this will be a hard one not to keep for myself. I'm pretty pleased with how it's coming out through this Danish oil finishing process...

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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:35 pm

A wee billiard in the works...

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Re: In the works...

Post by durangopipe » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:50 pm

JMG wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:35 pm
A wee billiard in the works...

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Love that little bit of forward cant.
And love me a small billiard.
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:52 pm

JMG wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:40 pm
I hate that I got the stem thinner than needs be to sell at a standard rate. However, that being the case, this will be a hard one not to keep for myself. I'm pretty pleased with how it's coming out through this Danish oil finishing process...

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Forgot to add a view from the front...

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Re: In the works...

Post by GaryInVA » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:07 pm

Wish I was able to smoke right now. That would fit nicely on my rack.
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This, gentlemen, is what it feels like when doves cry.
Even though I can't smoke at this time, for some reason I like this place.

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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:12 pm

This acrylic is a pain in the butt to work with, and since this particular one is translucent it show EVERY little mistake. That said, after a quick buff to reveal the sanding marks I missed I think I like how it's turning out. Still have some small touch ups and shaping around the bit though...

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Post by wosbald » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:39 pm

+JMJ+

Now, that's what I'm talkin' about.

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Post by JimVH » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:40 pm

You're right, acrylic is a royal PIA, but it looks soooo good when done right.

That one is well on its way to gorgeous.
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:54 pm

I would say "Pardon all the pics" but this is where I post my stuff in progress. So, if you are here I assume pics are what you want. Trying to decide if this pipe needs to be rusticated or attempted smooth. Yes, I know...I could try it smooth and if I don't like it then rusticate it. The problem is, I'm a bit lazy and a smooth pipe is a LOT of work (hence why they tend to cost more). There are only two small flaws that I think will blend it really well when stained, but the grain is nothing to write home about. Just typing and hearing my own voice in my head to mull this over...

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Post by coco » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:31 pm

JMG wrote:
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So, if you are here I assume pics are what you want...
Yep.
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Re: In the works...

Post by Goose55 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:12 am

JMG wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:39 pm
JMG wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:20 pm
This was supposed to be an eskimo, but I messed up. But the direction it's going is showing some promise...

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How did this one turn out?
There are some further along pics above this. I am having to send it away to outsource the sandblasting.
Pity that had to be blasted with that exquisite grain.
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:16 am

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:12 am
JMG wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:39 pm
JMG wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:20 pm
This was supposed to be an eskimo, but I messed up. But the direction it's going is showing some promise...

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Pity that had to be blasted with that exquisite grain.
Yeah, I was bummed about it, too. But it should come out nicely.
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:53 pm

Going to sub-contract this one to another to get sandblasted...

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