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Theological Pipes

Post by Steve S » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:18 pm

I'm an amateur maker of pipes (among other things), and I get around to making a pipe every month or so. A few months ago, I was talking Calvinist theology with some friends and realized that the tulip pipe is ideal for a Calvinist. So I made one:

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I called it "The Calvinist," and a Calvinist-leaning acquaintance immediately bought it from me. He must have been predestined to own it.

So I decided to try giving the next pipe I made a theological name. The result was this guy:

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I called it "Total Depravity." Again, a theologically-minded acquaintance scooped it up. He ended up giving it to his girlfriend when he proposed to her! Not sure what that says about the relationship, but I'm proud that my pipe was involved.

Not long after that, I got a commission request for something really pointy-looking. Eventually I came up with this one:

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The chamber on this thing is huge, 7/8" wide by 1 5/8" deep. I felt that my only choice was to call it "The Reprobate." The customer was very pleased.

Now, lest you think that Calvinism has all the good pipe names, here's one from the other end of the spectrum:

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It's a freehand, so I called it "The Pelagian." It follows the innate goodness of its grain. Or something like that.

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Post by ryland » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:28 pm

They are all great! The fourth pipe is on point, not on theology, but on style!
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Re: Theological Pipes

Post by Winton » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:31 pm

I like the tulip pipe.

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Post by rgcurrey » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:48 pm

Winton wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:31 pm
I like the tulip pipe.
Ditto.
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Post by Del » Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:06 pm

Send me PM when you get to "Good," "True," and "Beautiful."
(I assume that Calvin believed in such things.)


And keep working on pipes, by all means. You have the gift!
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Re: Theological Pipes

Post by winter_hunt » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:33 pm

I like the look of the grains in the Pelagian.

Looks like it would pair well with a braggot.

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Re: Theological Pipes

Post by hugodrax » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:45 pm

Hey, I have a name for you: Schismatic Pipes!
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Post by coco » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:25 am

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Hey, I have a name for you: Schismatic Pipes!
Keep it up and you're not getting a Mary pipe.
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Post by Del » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:43 am

coco wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:25 am
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Hey, I have a name for you: Schismatic Pipes!
Keep it up and you're not getting a Mary pipe.
Like this?

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Post by coco » Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:54 am

The libertarian freedom pipe?

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Post by Cleon » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:20 am

I think the tulip you made is quite nice, really. Keep working on it and refining it. I think it could become a signature shape for you.
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Post by tuttle » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:26 am

pretty sweet. cool idea with the tulip shape
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Post by FredS » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:04 am

nice pipes
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Re: Theological Pipes

Post by FredS » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:09 am

Here's an idea for a SBC pipe:

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Post by winter_hunt » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:31 am

FredS wrote:Here's an idea for a SBC pipe:

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I don't see anything. Is that the point?

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Re: Theological Pipes

Post by hugodrax » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:52 am

coco wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:25 am
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:45 pm
Hey, I have a name for you: Schismatic Pipes!
Keep it up and you're not getting a Mary pipe.
Hey, I thought Pelagius was an h word.
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Re: Theological Pipes

Post by Steve S » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:36 pm

Thanks for the kinds words, guys. I do want to keep working on that tulip shape. It's fun to make. I'm not sure yet whether I'll stick with the diamond shank for it or go to a more traditional round shank.

Del, I do hope that someday my pipes get to the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, but I'm afraid my skill set is a long way off from that yet! :lol:

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Post by Steve S » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:36 pm

coco wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:54 am
The libertarian freedom pipe?

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That right there is the Schismatic. :P

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Post by hugodrax » Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:44 pm

Steve S wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:36 pm
coco wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:54 am
The libertarian freedom pipe?

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That right there is the Schismatic. :P
No. That's an infinity pipe. I swear you people don't do anything right.
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Re: Theological Pipes

Post by Cleon » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:18 pm

Steve S wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Thanks for the kinds words, guys. I do want to keep working on that tulip shape. It's fun to make. I'm not sure yet whether I'll stick with the diamond shank for it or go to a more traditional round shank.

Del, I do hope that someday my pipes get to the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, but I'm afraid my skill set is a long way off from that yet! :lol:
Personally, I think it might look better with a round shank and a thin fishtail stem. I'd also keep the overall pipe small with delicate proportions. That's just me though.
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