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In the works...

Post by JMG » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:16 pm

A couple that I'm working on currently...

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Post by JMG » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:15 pm

This is beginning to take a little shape...

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Post by Gabriel » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:59 pm

Well. That’s fun.
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Post by Eruannu » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:47 pm

Yes that is something unique. What'l you call it. A horn with teeth? (Or: ah orn wif teef)

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Post by Joshoowah » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:41 am

Anyone spoken for that horn? ;)
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Post by JMG » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:52 am

Joshoowah wrote:
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Anyone spoken for that horn? ;)
Nope, but it's a ways from finished. Still plenty of chances of me John-Michaeling it up.
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Post by Joshoowah » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:51 pm

JMG wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:52 am
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Anyone spoken for that horn? ;)
Nope, but it's a ways from finished. Still plenty of chances of me John-Michaeling it up.
Let me know. I've been looking for a horn for a longgg time.
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Post by JMG » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:55 pm

Some update...I went ahead and did a quick buff too bring out any scratches. About to sand again, do some tweaking on the button and bit zone of the stem, then stain, buffing and all that jazz. It's getting there.

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Post by JMG » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:56 pm

Working on a little pot...

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Post by JMG » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:57 pm

After posting this pipe I also had put it on the pipe makers forum and got some critique on the barrel part of my stem. I still have some tweaks and a lot of finish sanding, but it's getting there.

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Post by Steve S » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:18 pm

That's a great concept on that horn. I think I'd call it a mane--or maybe a long fin on a mythical sea serpent. I'm a sucker for the natural top of the plateaux, and I'd love to see more experimentation with that concept.

The pot also came out really well. The birdseye is especially nice.

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Post by JMG » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:16 pm

ARGH! I can't leave things alone. The mohawk pipe just wasn't sitting right with me and some advice from a guy who repairs stems on multi thousand dollar pipes told me he thought it would look better with a very slight 1/8 bend all the way through. I think I over did the bend, but I like it overall. Now for all the finish sanding, staining, and finishing work...AGAIN!

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Post by ReverendThom » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:00 am

JMG wrote:ARGH! I can't leave things alone. The mohawk pipe just wasn't sitting right with me and some advice from a guy who repairs stems on multi thousand dollar pipes told me he thought it would look better with a very slight 1/8 bend all the way through. I think I over did the bend, but I like it overall. Now for all the finish sanding, staining, and finishing work...AGAIN!

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Ohhhh I like that!

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Post by UncleBob » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:10 am

That looks much better.
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Post by rgcurrey » Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:21 pm

In my novice opinion I think you have a great eye for pipe shape and dimensions of each of the parts.
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Re: In the works...

Post by Joshoowah » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:41 am

JMG wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:16 pm
ARGH! I can't leave things alone. The mohawk pipe just wasn't sitting right with me and some advice from a guy who repairs stems on multi thousand dollar pipes told me he thought it would look better with a very slight 1/8 bend all the way through. I think I over did the bend, but I like it overall. Now for all the finish sanding, staining, and finishing work...AGAIN!

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Did you seriously do what I suggested in the PM two weeks ago? :wink:
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Post by JMG » Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:58 am

Joshoowah wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:41 am
JMG wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:16 pm
ARGH! I can't leave things alone. The mohawk pipe just wasn't sitting right with me and some advice from a guy who repairs stems on multi thousand dollar pipes told me he thought it would look better with a very slight 1/8 bend all the way through. I think I over did the bend, but I like it overall. Now for all the finish sanding, staining, and finishing work...AGAIN!

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Did you seriously do what I suggested in the PM two weeks ago? :wink:
:whistling: Yeah. A guy that is probably the world's best stem repair guy told me I should. So if it's any consolation you had the same idea as that guy. I stained it yesterday, but a little lighter this time. I'm going to try a Danish oil finish on this one, but that will come later this week.
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Post by Irish-Dane » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:22 am

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Re: In the works...

Post by Joshoowah » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:57 pm

JMG wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:58 am
Joshoowah wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:41 am
JMG wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:16 pm
ARGH! I can't leave things alone. The mohawk pipe just wasn't sitting right with me and some advice from a guy who repairs stems on multi thousand dollar pipes told me he thought it would look better with a very slight 1/8 bend all the way through. I think I over did the bend, but I like it overall. Now for all the finish sanding, staining, and finishing work...AGAIN!

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Did you seriously do what I suggested in the PM two weeks ago? :wink:
:whistling: Yeah. A guy that is probably the world's best stem repair guy told me I should. So if it's any consolation you had the same idea as that guy. I stained it yesterday, but a little lighter this time. I'm going to try a Danish oil finish on this one, but that will come later this week.
Let us see the final product when you're done.
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Re: In the works...

Post by JMG » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:05 pm

Joshoowah wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:57 pm
JMG wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:58 am
Joshoowah wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:41 am
JMG wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:16 pm
ARGH! I can't leave things alone. The mohawk pipe just wasn't sitting right with me and some advice from a guy who repairs stems on multi thousand dollar pipes told me he thought it would look better with a very slight 1/8 bend all the way through. I think I over did the bend, but I like it overall. Now for all the finish sanding, staining, and finishing work...AGAIN!

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Did you seriously do what I suggested in the PM two weeks ago? :wink:
:whistling: Yeah. A guy that is probably the world's best stem repair guy told me I should. So if it's any consolation you had the same idea as that guy. I stained it yesterday, but a little lighter this time. I'm going to try a Danish oil finish on this one, but that will come later this week.
Let us see the final product when you're done.
Will do.
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