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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:29 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:00 am
FredS wrote:
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joegoat wrote:
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FredS wrote:
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I'm a garbage person. Filed the stem too thin. Time for another one, I guess.
FFS, it's a piece of plastic, not a reflection on your worth as a person. Jesus still loves you, even when you file your stems too thin. :chili:
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:41 pm

Playing around...

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I'm not happy with the stem from the profile. I got it too thin near the saddle which didn't allow me much of a taper from saddle to bit. It ended up getting a little wavy.
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Re: In the works...

Post by JimVH » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:28 pm

That pipe gives me a tingle.

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Re: In the works...

Post by joegoat » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:36 pm

Do you mind sharing your rustication technique?
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:38 pm

joegoat wrote:
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Do you mind sharing your rustication technique?
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Re: In the works...

Post by FredS » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:15 pm

Is that an illusion from reflection on the cumberland stem or is the stem thin here?

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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:35 pm

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Is that an illusion from reflection on the cumberland stem or is the stem thin here?

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That is an weird camera deal. However, that being said...it is far too thin right there. So much so, that I will probably make, yet, another stem for this one. I need to learn my lesson.
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Re: In the works...

Post by FredS » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:40 pm

That's a super-nice pipe. I think it'd be worth the time to make it a new stem if you're not 100% OK with it.

I like how you managed to not crawl over the top edge of the bowl with the rustication.
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:08 pm

This picture makes me cringe. It represents the third...count them 1, 2, 3...attempt to make a stem for this pipe. The first one was too thin at the bit. The second I filed too thin at the barrel. Honestly, the current stem would probably be fine, but I would worry about it. I really want to be better at this. So...another try.

Keep pressing forward...or trying to, at least.

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Re: In the works...

Post by hugodrax » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:28 pm

JMG wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:08 pm
This picture makes me cringe. It represents the third...count them 1, 2, 3...attempt to make a stem for this pipe. The first one was too thin at the bit. The second I filed too thin at the barrel. Honestly, the current stem would probably be fine, but I would worry about it. I really want to be better at this. So...another try.

Keep pressing forward...or trying to, at least.

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Just to let you know, that little tulip of yours has taken some serious abuse. You strive for perfection and that’s a real testament. But I love that little pipe for the crack—the imperfection makes it awesome. I expect perfection from machine made pipes. I like hand made pipes for the humanity they express.
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:41 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:28 pm
JMG wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:08 pm
This picture makes me cringe. It represents the third...count them 1, 2, 3...attempt to make a stem for this pipe. The first one was too thin at the bit. The second I filed too thin at the barrel. Honestly, the current stem would probably be fine, but I would worry about it. I really want to be better at this. So...another try.

Keep pressing forward...or trying to, at least.

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Just to let you know, that little tulip of yours has taken some serious abuse. You strive for perfection and that’s a real testament. But I love that little pipe for the crack—the imperfection makes it awesome. I expect perfection from machine made pipes. I like hand made pipes for the humanity they express.
I really appreciate that, hugo.
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Re: In the works...

Post by joegoat » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:42 pm

JMG wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:08 pm
This picture makes me cringe. It represents the third...count them 1, 2, 3...attempt to make a stem for this pipe. The first one was too thin at the bit. The second I filed too thin at the barrel. Honestly, the current stem would probably be fine, but I would worry about it. I really want to be better at this. So...another try.

Keep pressing forward...or trying to, at least.

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It is a very elegant pipe!
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:00 pm

Well, it's not perfect by any means, but I feel like I can hold my head up high for giving it the old college try. This was the third stem for this pipe. In order to keep the blade as thin as it is I had to change the internals and drill differently than normal and do a lot of hand work to widen out the draft holes that were drilled with smaller bits. I also shortened the barrel/lengthened the blade on this last attempt. Lastly, I gave it more of a flare towards the bit. The flare could be a bit more symmetrical, but overall I'm much happier with this stem. Oh, I also darkened the stain just a bit. It's still pretty purple, just darker.

Now for a final coat, bowl coat, and stamp and this pain in my butt will be finished.

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Re: In the works...

Post by durangopipe » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:54 pm

Very, very nice.

You’ll get a lot of ribbing here for your desire to approach perfection as closely as you’re able (I guess that’s what friends do - nobody should take it seriously), but I have no doubt that first, hugo is right. An artisan pipe is not a frazing machine pop out, thank goodness.

But second, and maybe even more important, everyone who buys one of your pipes will know it didn’t leave your hands until you were happy with it.

I’m no pipemaker, but I have had fun saving a few estate pipes that were in bad shape with wire wheel rustication.
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Re: In the works...

Post by Goose55 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:41 am

JMG wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Playing around...

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I'm not happy with the stem from the profile. I got it too thin near the saddle which didn't allow me much of a taper from saddle to bit. It ended up getting a little wavy.
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Very, very nice. I like this one a lot.
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Re: In the works...

Post by FredS » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:13 pm

Nice. Really nice.
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Re: In the works...

Post by hugodrax » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:57 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:54 pm
Very, very nice.

You’ll get a lot of ribbing here for your desire to approach perfection as closely as you’re able (I guess that’s what friends do - nobody should take it seriously), but I have no doubt that first, hugo is right. An artisan pipe is not a frazing machine pop out, thank goodness.

But second, and maybe even more important, everyone who buys one of your pipes will know it didn’t leave your hands until you were happy with it.

I’m no pipemaker, but I have had fun saving a few estate pipes that were in bad shape with wire wheel rustication.
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Post by JMG » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:18 pm

She's finished up...minus the stamp.

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As a case study I cut stem #2 in half to see how thin it was at the barrel...it was pretty stinking thin. That said, it's surprising how strong it still was.
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Post by FredS » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:58 pm

Maybe you could cut stem #3 to see how the ovalized airway looks. :chili:
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:43 pm

FredS wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:58 pm
Maybe you could cut stem #3 to see how the ovalized airway looks. :chili:
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