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jjmitchem
05-06-2013, 12:37 AM
About to start my journey of commissioning a one of a kind custom pipe.

A few months back I contacted an American pipe artist about doing this for me, he replied that he would love to do this and he would contact me again when my turn came since he makes one pipe at a time and has a waiting list.

Here is what I have requested: a throwback to WWII when Soldiers would repair the collar of their pipes with a spent shell casing: hence the name "Army Mount"
I also want a rusticated Dublin so it can take the dings of the field and with a flat bottom so I can set it down.

Today he emailed to say its my turn. And he has a prototype done already. It will have a spent 20Ga brass for the collar and he is going to make a tamper with a spent Remington 30-06

Ill post a pick of the prototype and keep posting about the journey

jjmitchem
05-06-2013, 12:43 AM
Here is a pic of the prototype that he sent me:

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-llWymZQDa2Y/UYdCmiyJefI/AAAAAAAAGAw/0GUs60aNxTQ/s1024/IMAGE_0973BB71-2C88-40AD-852E-1197450C8F0D.JPG

hazydat620
05-06-2013, 10:18 AM
The Army Mount is going to look great, excited to see the finished product. Keep us posted.

MarkinCA
05-06-2013, 01:00 PM
That's gonna be a nice looking Dublin Chappy. Give us a couple of nice photo's when you're in possession of the finished pipe:tu

Have you decided what baccy you're gonna "baptise" the Dublin with?:D

jjmitchem
05-06-2013, 03:56 PM
Mark

I am thinking that since this is going to be my "Field" pipe I will make Trout Stream the tobacco for this one - all though I am also considering Founding Fathers for the Army Mount

jjmitchem
05-06-2013, 08:38 PM
Here is prototype 2. I requested a smooth stem

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-F1DKkIOyXxE/UYhTGdTBzoI/AAAAAAAAGBM/KSp6vs5ATls/s1024/Prototype2.jpg

MarkinCA
05-06-2013, 09:00 PM
^^^A nice looking semi bent stem would look great on that Dublin too:2

jjmitchem
05-06-2013, 09:03 PM
Yes. Its going to have a bend in it :)

MarkinCA
05-06-2013, 09:25 PM
Great! I tell you what, once he stains and polishes, that pipe is definately going to rock Chappy:tu

jjmitchem
05-06-2013, 09:56 PM
Rustification first.

He said this is just the prototype. He is going to craft mine this coming weekend

jjmitchem
05-08-2013, 07:42 PM
It's started!!!

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HSmC1aQOSRs/UYrwLHsskgI/AAAAAAAAGB8/Bz7DPsR6prs/s1024/IMAGE_A2A67412-4498-457A-9332-DBFB04643DCB.JPG

jjmitchem
05-11-2013, 01:02 PM
Got some more pics from the progress:
http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V_bSrj1qglc/UY6E9_rOC-I/AAAAAAAAGDM/xAmREaMHfWw/s1024/IMAGE_ADEE7C31-7848-480B-9259-F92C0E217F12.JPG
Shell and stem fitted

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-wJnXcD0FG5E/UY6E_SO9vsI/AAAAAAAAGDU/IipkCQNQN-g/s1024/IMAGE_A3752A2F-AF58-40C9-AA7F-6BF74FA490A1.JPG
Bowl getting drilled

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-pnbzGddR8nY/UY6FF9L4wiI/AAAAAAAAGDc/G5aStKpR7P0/s1024/IMAGE_609DF892-AF5B-436B-AB21-102D363A0E31.JPG
Lathe done

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-T17AwlkG5e8/UY6FH0dv5UI/AAAAAAAAGDk/6edMzpiU-4Q/s1024/IMAGE_D10483CC-2D45-4A66-AD62-737E2138D4A1.JPG
And shaping done

Next up the rustification.

Can't wait to get this in my hands

hazydat620
05-12-2013, 04:21 AM
very nice! what kind of rustication did you guy's agree upon? or you letting it be a surprise:D

cjhalbrooks
05-12-2013, 01:25 PM
This is awesome I should get one made too

Fordman4ever
05-12-2013, 01:34 PM
Looks awesome.

jjmitchem
05-12-2013, 09:24 PM
Done!!

He is putting it in the mail tomorrow

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UfS5b2hhNds/UZBJP_C9gVI/AAAAAAAAGEg/IKEAIMnR2WA/s1024/IMAGE_E34F08A6-D29E-4B90-977B-2B0970F66CEE.JPG

Robulous78
05-12-2013, 09:31 PM
Beautiful pipe... :tu

MarkinCA
05-12-2013, 10:02 PM
Done!!

He is putting it in the mail tomorrow

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UfS5b2hhNds/UZBJP_C9gVI/AAAAAAAAGEg/IKEAIMnR2WA/s1024/IMAGE_E34F08A6-D29E-4B90-977B-2B0970F66CEE.JPG

Great looking pipe Chappy. Get that baccy ready to stuff in it and burn:D:pi

AdamJoshua
05-12-2013, 10:46 PM
That's an absolutely gorgeous pipe, smoke in good healthy brother!

TheatyHannington
05-14-2013, 06:08 PM
Awesome pipe! Congrats!

jjmitchem
05-14-2013, 06:37 PM
Just have to wait for it to cross the ocean.

I need to get better organized with my pipes and tobaccos also

Subvet642
05-14-2013, 07:14 PM
Done!!

He is putting it in the mail tomorrow

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UfS5b2hhNds/UZBJP_C9gVI/AAAAAAAAGEg/IKEAIMnR2WA/s1024/IMAGE_E34F08A6-D29E-4B90-977B-2B0970F66CEE.JPG

That is freakin' stunning! I love the partial rustication and how it's polished on the bottom of the bowl.

hazydat620
05-14-2013, 08:01 PM
:jd wow, just wow, and your gonna take that into the field:bh great looking Pipe!

Fordman4ever
05-14-2013, 08:22 PM
That's amazing. Have fun breakin her in.

jjmitchem
05-15-2013, 05:34 PM
:jd wow, just wow, and your gonna take that into the field:bh great looking Pipe!

Yep. That was the intent of having it made with the Army mount and the rustification. I don't intend to abuse it and its not like I will be smoking while low crawling through the mud either :)

MarkinCA
05-15-2013, 07:08 PM
:D...You're gonna need a special case for it and your baccy that you can strap on to your Alice pack Chappy;)

jjmitchem
05-15-2013, 07:43 PM
:D...You're gonna need a special case for it and your baccy that you can strap on to your Alice pack Chappy;)


Lol. Funny that you mentioned that because after my last field excercise I bought this:
http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JnZbT6X5iNk/UZQqz4vBZ9I/AAAAAAAAGE8/e7xAWKXxUIA/s1024/IMAGE_DC3210A7-D820-4261-AA04-D8400AB71967.JPG
A Condor MA 64 Sidekick with Molle webbing

I also, of course, have my 5 stick cigar caddy for short trips and a pelican case for long trips to carry my cigars :tu

Prepared for everything

MarkinCA
05-15-2013, 08:59 PM
^...:tu

jjmitchem
05-22-2013, 10:21 PM
Pipe Arrived!!!!!

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4EKipMrcqf8/UZ1_FERNMZI/AAAAAAAAGGI/2YOVFWr3xmc/s1024/IMAGE_7116D41F-8A72-430F-B4A6-D90DF483F2AC.JPG

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xDHud5UrJRc/UZ1_HNHFfXI/AAAAAAAAGGQ/tmRnOW-803U/s1024/IMAGE_2C817BEF-D962-4A58-8AF6-D899E9C91B4C.JPG

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mVOAZuoHCuk/UZ1_1Ru8n0I/AAAAAAAAGGc/et3ju62VkNY/s1024/IMAGE_4ADE610D-D582-4E6A-B32A-A00DD5835E69.JPG

No words needed. Looks amazing and have a bowl going right now :)

RevSmoke
05-22-2013, 10:47 PM
So, how does it smoke?

jjmitchem
05-22-2013, 11:44 PM
Smokes great! All the way down to the bottom.

Loaded some trout stream in it and then topped it with some straight VA. But I think I'm going to go to some LA Flake like I was talking about.