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Re: In the works...

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:31 pm
by JMG
First coat of Danish oil is on. Will probably be another four coats and five days before it gets finished. Shout out to Fiddlestix for giving me some tutelage on this process.

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Re: In the works...

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:40 pm
by JMG
A couple hours after coat 2...

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Re: In the works...

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:30 pm
by ReverendThom
So when the oil is done then you'll just buff? Or will you do a coat of wax still?

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Re: In the works...

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:32 pm
by JMG
ReverendThom wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:30 pm
So when the oil is done then you'll just buff? Or will you do a coat of wax still?

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I'll go through a quasi-regular routine, just much lighter. This finish is supposed to be a lot more durable.

Re: In the works...

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:50 am
by ReverendThom
Cool. Interested to see the end result!

Re: In the works...

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:45 pm
by JMG
It's not great, but it's better...baby steps. With Mark Price's tutelage I tried a Danish oil finish for the first time. I'm pretty happy with how it came out. The back of the stummel (stem side) has some flaws, but I don't have the means to sandblast anymore and I just couldn't bring myself to rusticate this one. I still need to clean up the chamber and stamp it, but I'm calling this one "done".

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Re: In the works...

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:45 pm
by ReverendThom
Very cool! Horns don't really appeal to me, but this one does. Especially with that bend ;)

Do you see Danish oil becoming more of a go to for you? Any benefits over wax?

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Re: In the works...

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:57 pm
by JMG
ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:45 pm
Very cool! Horns don't really appeal to me, but this one does. Especially with that bend ;)

Do you see Danish oil becoming more of a go to for you? Any benefits over wax?

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It's still waxed. After letting the oil cure I did a really light buff with white diamond and then carnuba and ended with a flannel buff. I don't know if it will be my go-to method. I'll need to try it out on a few more, but I was pleased with the initial results.

Re: In the works...

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:59 am
by rgcurrey
I have never looked at a horn pipe and thought that I would smoke that . . . . UNTIL NOW!

Re: In the works...

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:04 am
by sweetandsour
So what's the price tag say?

Re: In the works...

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:24 pm
by Steve S
That came out very nicely! The bend on the stem is good, I think. It's not over-bent, though a gentler bend wouldn't have been wrong either. I'd love to see you experiment more with this shape.

Re: In the works...

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:49 pm
by JMG
sweetandsour wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:04 am
So what's the price tag say?
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Re: In the works...

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:53 pm
by JMG
Working outside-the-box for me on this one. I got the first stem too thin at the bit so I am having to make a new one. This is some bamboo root that I dug up here in MS. I carried the rustication into the first bit of the bamboo. Also, because it is so curved I drilled through one of the nodes to make it work and will be making a decorative node to cover the hole and will probably do that to the rest of the nodes. I don't know...we'll see.

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Re: In the works...

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:09 pm
by FredS
That's an interesting pipe.

Re: In the works...

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:44 pm
by JMG
Working on a chubby bent billiard. The grain isn't too impressive. It does have some nice rings, but I no longer have the means to sandblast. Since the grain isn't anything special I am either going to rusticate it or just do a naked finish maybe. Honestly I don't want to go to too much trouble with the stain since the grain is just ok. One side of the bowl and the back has a pretty big bald area. There is a pocket of nice straight grain, but it overall it would be pretty blotchy, I think, stained. So...what do you guys think?

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Re: In the works...

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:17 am
by joegoat
I think it needs a contrast stain.

Re: In the works...

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:28 am
by JMG
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:17 am
I think it needs a contrast stain.
I think a contrasting would make it look super blotchy. It has one spot with a lot of grain and then other places that are almost completely bald.

Re: In the works...

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:32 am
by FredS
I really like the lines of that pipe. In particular, the shape of the bowl on the back side and the subtle 'straight' line along the bottom of the bowl where the front sweeps to the shank.

As for stain, you could go ahead and sand it half as far as you normally do for a smooth pipe and stain it to see how it looks.

Re: In the works...

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:33 am
by UncleBob
JMG wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:28 am
joegoat wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:17 am
I think it needs a contrast stain.
I think a contrasting would make it look super blotchy has one spot with a lot of green and then other places that are almost completely bald
You could try a black dress finish like this:
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Re: In the works...

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:59 pm
by SlowToke
Looks good. Blast it