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deadrise
11-01-2013, 12:14 AM
Ok here it goes....at the begining of this year I started working on a few blocks of briar and made 2 very nice pipes.
it was a blast then my cheap version of a dremel tool died and work took over and I stopped.
well now work is....not so good so I bought me a new nice rotary tool and I still
have a few blocks that never made the bench till now.
here is some pics of work to date.

I turn this

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/pipe%20stuff/ppipe_zps6ca9c4fa.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/pipe%20stuff/ppipe_zps6ca9c4fa.jpg.html)

into this

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/Mobile%20Uploads/Picture0323130053_1_zps47e0bc9c.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Picture0323130053_1_zps47e0bc9c.jpg.html)

made this pipe also she is still new has a huge bowl

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/null_zpsc6bf1dd5.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/null_zpsc6bf1dd5.jpg.html)

my new tool and wood rasp bits

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/null_zps59bde972.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/null_zps59bde972.jpg.html)

my next few blocks

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/null_zps121fbe05.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/null_zps121fbe05.jpg.html)
the bottom pipe is a carving kit from the 40's-60's

yes I buy pre bored briar I am not ready to go there yet.
i use the rasp bits to shape it then sand drums to remove the rasp marks then hand sand and sand and sand sand sand sand.
I will be posting progress here and I will be glad to help anyone go down this slippery slope with me.....

Blak Smyth
11-01-2013, 06:31 AM
Wow that pipe came out super impressive! Very nice work.
I look forward to seeing your updates!

Islayphile
11-01-2013, 07:26 AM
Wow that pipe came out super impressive! Very nice work.
I look forward to seeing your updates!

What he said

cjhalbrooks
11-01-2013, 07:37 AM
Nice work brother

363
11-01-2013, 08:00 AM
looking great Jason! I am actually headed down to Charlottesville tomorrow to spend some time with a guy learning about how to make pipes! I have attempted to make 2-3 pipes out of cherry wood but managed to break them all in 1 way or another. Cannot wait to see what you make out of those other blocks you have!

emopunker2004
11-01-2013, 08:02 AM
Awesome! Great job!

kelmac07
11-01-2013, 08:11 AM
Very cool Jason. Who knew you had them skills? :D

deadrise
11-01-2013, 01:48 PM
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/null_zps710a4e82.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/null_zps710a4e82.jpg.html)

the ruff form is cut in now to start the sanding process first with the rotary tool then lots of hand sanding.......
not sure how I want to do the top of the bowl right now its flat might stay that way or I might try to round it.....

363
11-01-2013, 01:55 PM
I like the top flat, maybe if you are gonna do anything concave the top of the bowl a bit, but it will be interesting to see what the grain looks like when your further along in the sanding process

xFreebirdx
11-01-2013, 03:49 PM
Nice job man. ;)

MarkinCA
11-01-2013, 05:01 PM
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/null_zps710a4e82.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/null_zps710a4e82.jpg.html)

the ruff form is cut in now to start the sanding process first with the rotary tool then lots of hand sanding... not sure how I want to do the top of the bowl right now its flat might stay that way or I might try to round it.....

That's a nice looking chunk of wood you have going there Jason:tu Lets have a look at the finished product when ready. Good work!

deadrise
11-01-2013, 06:24 PM
100 grit is done got all the lumps out and well yea it kept getting smaller and i did bevel the top
this pic is with denatured alcohol to show some grain
a few tid bits 1 it is hard to keep it round and even up top and the stem to bit is a pain but so far I am happy in the direction it is going in
thanks everyone hard to believe its the same block
time to go relax and have a few.........

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/null_zpsa0cfda6a.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/null_zpsa0cfda6a.jpg.html)

TJarv
11-01-2013, 06:51 PM
Turned out great!

big_jaygee
11-01-2013, 06:53 PM
looks great so far :tu

deadrise
11-03-2013, 12:37 AM
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/null_zpsfbcf1420.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/null_zpsfbcf1420.jpg.html)

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/null_zps48e4face.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/null_zps48e4face.jpg.html)

pipe is done for the most part might do more buffs on it.
doing this type of stem was a lot harder and I could have done a little better on it but its very close.

big_jaygee
11-03-2013, 12:53 AM
looks damn good Jason :tu

OnePyroTec
11-07-2013, 10:22 PM
Nice work. :tu Love to hear how it smokes.

What is the finish?

I see a couple little black dots, it is amazing how you won't see those until you are almost finished then POOF there it is. I just did my first one a couple days ago and laughed my ass off when the little "blackheads" appeared after all the removal of material, shaping & sanding.

deadrise
11-08-2013, 01:09 AM
yea the dots suck but I have seen worse....
the finish is ANILINE DYE golden yellow with a buff of Tripoli and then cabana wax with 1 wheel
I need to get 3 wheels and add a white buff at the beginning but its what i have for now works good for 1 buff wheel on a drill.......
and yea I need to smoke it soon looking forward to it

this is up next
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n623/Deadrisecigar/null_zps6d62f83a.jpg (http://s1143.photobucket.com/user/Deadrisecigar/media/null_zps6d62f83a.jpg.html)

OnePyroTec
11-08-2013, 09:47 AM
I'm still learning to take more pictures of the progress as I do things. :sl I took pics of the pre-drilled block, then nothing until the final shaping & then after final sanding before stain/dye. I love the color you chose, if I ever get into making more than just a few I may expand past the few leather dyes I bought.

I'll end up staring my own thread so as not to hijack yours ;s

As for buffing wheels, PJ Toolbox has pretty good 4" sewn muslin wheels with 1/4" shank @ $4.00 each. :tu They have a website & sell on ebay. With limited resources in my little town, that is the way to go for me.

It is a P.I.A. way of doing things but Vermont Freehand on facebook has a HUGE selection of supplies. (one day he will build an actual website) Ordering the kits from him is better than a grab bag kit from anyone else. You can tell him the style pipe you want to make and what type of grain you are looking to end up with...he will go pick a block that will hopefully turn out...ya never know for sure until you start carving away. :r

Dave128
11-08-2013, 09:50 AM
Very nice work! I hope it smokes well for you.

363
11-08-2013, 09:56 AM
Awesome work! I am to the carving point of my 1st pipe. just finished the lathe work last night, now to carve the shape.. I am using cherry wood for now and I have some briar on the way. Speaking of VF I just had a conversation with him earlier today and will be placing an order this upcoming week!

deadrise
11-08-2013, 11:27 AM
yea these blocks are from Vermont Freehand

OnePyroTec
11-09-2013, 02:10 PM
The original poster Jason/Deadrise agrees this topic can benefit from everyone posting their carvings or creations to it instead of a separate topic each time. Thank you. :wo

For my first attempt at making a pipe, I bought some pre-drilled kits from Pipes & Cigars. One of the three had a less than perfect drill job on the drought hole, it is a bit off centered. P&C is my favorite retailer, but I will buy the rest of my kits (already ordered one) from Vermont Freehand.

Being so many years since I have worked with wood, I forgot a few things and made an error in sanding. I sanded my pipe to 12,000 grit without doing any dye/stain along the way. The pipe shines but won't take the dye...I will have to re-sand back to 400 grit to apply the dye then sand, then dye, then sand ect...then polish with tripoli & white diamond.

ALL my shaping was done using 60 grit sanding disc on a little all-in-one set-up from the 60's called a toastmaster deluxe. Here is a link to what those do & look like. This is not my set-up, bu what I have is identical. http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=5120

I wish I took more pictures along the way even though I have to back track. (at least now I can get more pictures)

Picture #1 is rough pre-drilled block.

Picture #2 is after I finished shaping and ready to hand sand.

Picture #3 is a different angle after finished shaping

Picture #4 is after being sanded to 12k grit. It really may not benefit much from polishing after being sanded this far...I'll know for sure next week.

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/firstpipea_zpsf3c70514.jpg

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/firstpiperoughshape2_zpsd405c461.jpg

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/firstpiperoughshape_zps70f4378b.jpg

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/firstpipe12ksanding_zps94b267f1.jpg

deadrise
11-11-2013, 06:19 AM
very cool looking pipe well done Wayne

xFreebirdx
11-11-2013, 06:31 AM
Real nice job man. ;)

OnePyroTec
11-11-2013, 12:43 PM
Thanks Gents, you may be able to see a couple little "blackheads" that popped up when sanding the bowl. The hard part for me is just starring at the darn thing not being able to put on the dye/stain. I don't want to start another until this one is finished and in my small town no one carries anything that I'd put on a pipe. The guy I bought my dyes from off fleabay took 3-4 days before he mailed the dyes out then add the long weekend...this waiting :po makes me want to :su :sl :gary

Not sure what to call the shape??? A stand-up billiard??? :sh

OnePyroTec
11-13-2013, 10:53 PM
Finished my hack job today for the most part. I still need to "port & polish" the drought hole in the stem and just don't feel like doing that tonight. :sl

I sanded to 400 grit, stained it U.S.M.C. Black, then sanded most of that off and stained it British Tan, sanded some more, stained it Yellow & sanded some more...I kept sanding until I hit 12k grit. Gave it a Tripoli buff, then a White Diamond buff, then multi-coats of Carnauba wax

Not bad for the first time around. I almost stopped after the British Tan, it was looking real good at that point. AND I next time I will take off more of the U.S.M.C. Black. LOTS of contrast going on.

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/pipefinishedafterUSMCBlack_zps2deb32ca.jpg

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/pipefinishedafterBritishTan_zpsd9f56bdd.jpg

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/pipefinishedafterYellow_zpsa997b22f.jpg

OnePyroTec
11-13-2013, 10:53 PM
http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/pipefinished3_zps84104cea.jpg

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/pipefinished2_zps99554626.jpg

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/pipefinished1_zps701c2e38.jpg

deadrise
11-13-2013, 11:13 PM
very good job on that finish it is very interesting i got 4 colors of stain powders 1 black 1 red and a dark and light gold i need to play around some more........looks great!!!!!!!!

OnePyroTec
11-13-2013, 11:42 PM
It isn't quite as bright gold or yellow as the picture shows. It lit up when the flash hit the shine of the wax job.

DarrelMorris
11-14-2013, 09:43 AM
These pipes look great. This is definitely on my list of projects to do someday.

BamBam
11-15-2013, 05:47 PM
Great job on that contrasting finish, looks very nice.

OnePyroTec
11-15-2013, 11:21 PM
thanks, It's all a huge learning curve, at least it is fun.

I finally ported my stem but one thing after another keeps getting in my way to using the pipe for the first time...yesterday it was cigars -(P and today my "other" hobby took up the entire day since 4 a.m. and I'm still not done. :gary

363
11-18-2013, 08:33 AM
Alright guys, I think I have a bit to share with you all as well! I have started my journey into pipe making as well and these are the 3 projects I have going on at the moment. I have been using a wood lathe to get the shapes I wanted then hitting them with a dremel followed by a lot of hand sanding. All 3 of these are cherry wood as I got them for free and haven't wanted to mess with the briar I have yet. I got the cherry in 2x4x4 blocks and had to do all the holes and shaping, it is surprising relaxing and oh man how the time flies when I am out in the garage.. Technically the 1st pipe is done but I dont think I am done messing with it yet. I still feel like I want to stain it and buff it out some more.
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/06a95ae2-0582-44e5-858f-dad1241df92d_zpse417e987.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/06a95ae2-0582-44e5-858f-dad1241df92d_zpse417e987.jpg.html)
here is a partially rusticated billiard that just needs stain and the works.
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/73035ca5-e4b6-4909-8dd6-5eecfb82c23b_zps1c76cfd8.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/73035ca5-e4b6-4909-8dd6-5eecfb82c23b_zps1c76cfd8.jpg.html)
and here is what I am hoping will turn out to be a decent looking author pipe (https://www.google.com/search?q=arthur+pipe&rlz=1C1ARAB_enUS512US512&espv=210&es_sm=93&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=wCOKUo3WN9Td4AOJgoHYBQ&ved=0CDEQsAQ&biw=1440&bih=774&dpr=1#es_sm=93&espv=210&q=author+pipe&tbm=isch) if not I am not sure what shape it will take lol!
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/c0a57da8-d4b9-46b5-a42e-e851fef3bde7_zpsb824845d.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/c0a57da8-d4b9-46b5-a42e-e851fef3bde7_zpsb824845d.jpg.html)

hazydat620
11-18-2013, 10:32 AM
Very nice gentlemen, you've both got some talent. I would be proud to smoke any one of those.:tu

OnePyroTec
11-29-2013, 10:15 PM
if not I am not sure what shape it will take lol!
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/c0a57da8-d4b9-46b5-a42e-e851fef3bde7_zpsb824845d.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/c0a57da8-d4b9-46b5-a42e-e851fef3bde7_zpsb824845d.jpg.html)

IMHO that is the best part of making pipes. Want one thing, but the briar says something else. :tu

OnePyroTec
01-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Moving my stuff to a friend's shop so I can work on "things" through the winter. AND I just ordered some briar & rod stock for cutting my own mouth pieces. Hopefully I'll have some pictures soon. I plan on making a couple traditional pipes, one custom as well as some non-traditional shaped pocket pipes.

My friend wants to make a few custom cobs, and possibly carve a meer or two.

G G
01-06-2014, 06:26 PM
Awesome work guys!!!!

OnePyroTec
01-10-2014, 10:07 PM
if not I am not sure what shape it will take lol!
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/c0a57da8-d4b9-46b5-a42e-e851fef3bde7_zpsb824845d.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/c0a57da8-d4b9-46b5-a42e-e851fef3bde7_zpsb824845d.jpg.html)

Did ya ever get this one finished?

OnePyroTec
01-14-2014, 03:53 AM
Ended up starting a similar shape today. I can't believe I forgot to take the "BEFORE" picture. I put a couple chunks of the briar back in place after rough shaping just to show the original type of block I started with. I cheated and used a band saw to cut off the two larger sections to save time. Rough shaping was done with a 60 grit disc on a shaper...then 80 by hand, & just started 120 when I called it a day...the pictures are from just after starting 80 grit.

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/IMAG0525_zps10c843fc.jpg

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/IMAG0527_zps42f95331.jpg

deadrise
01-14-2014, 07:24 AM
very nice!!!! I think me and brendon are waiting for better weather

363
01-14-2014, 08:57 AM
Did ya ever get this one finished?
I got that one shaped then it wasnt quite what I wanted it to be so it got put up on the shelf and has been sitting.
Ended up starting a similar shape today. I can't believe I forgot to take the "BEFORE" picture. I put a couple chunks of the briar back in place after rough shaping just to show the original type of block I started with. I cheated and used a band saw to cut off the two larger sections to save time. Rough shaping was done with a 60 grit disc on a shaper...then 80 by hand, & just started 120 when I called it a day...the pictures are from just after starting 80 grit.

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/IMAG0525_zps10c843fc.jpg

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/pipe%20pictures/IMAG0527_zps42f95331.jpg
I wouldnt call that cheating to use a band saw. I wish I had one, would save me a lot of time and dust. I still have been working just with nothing worthy to show off. Did you make the stem or is it a premolded? I have a church warden in the works that should be finished soon and once it is Ill put it up here for yall to see. I am happy with the shape I got and all. Keep em coming guys!

shilala
01-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Wow, Jason!!! :tu
That is totally sick. I can't believe I missed this before.
You got mad skillz, brother.

OnePyroTec
01-14-2014, 01:08 PM
I called using the band saw cheating because I had told myself I was never going to use anything but a pre-drilled block (the real cheating) a shaping disc and hand sanding.

The stem/mouthpiece came with the block. I just sand it to fit & make shine like glass when I'm done. I'll also open it up quite a bit to "breath" easier.

363
01-14-2014, 01:38 PM
so here is the progress on that Church Warden I have been working on. I am close to done but need to work the stem some more and will probably end up sanding it back down and staining it again.. Only thing I am not happy about is I burnt the chamber.
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/7f89448e-c803-4a0b-ada0-8e45d6ba12fe_zps681471b6.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/7f89448e-c803-4a0b-ada0-8e45d6ba12fe_zps681471b6.jpg.html)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/576715d8-bbe0-4549-ad9b-b6c775c3d1cd_zpseb1b3048.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/576715d8-bbe0-4549-ad9b-b6c775c3d1cd_zpseb1b3048.jpg.html)

stearns
01-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Lookin good Brendon :tu

OnePyroTec
01-14-2014, 02:19 PM
I forgot to add in my last reply that I do have some Delrin and 3 types of stock for making stems. I'll be giving the 100% stem making a whirl soon. :tu

I like the 'warden as pictured :2 But if you work on the stem, I can see sanding the entire pipe down again.

Q&A's

Q: What shade/color dye did you use?
A:

Q: How or why did you burn the chamber?
A:

363
01-14-2014, 02:32 PM
Q: What shade/color dye did you use?
A: black after 220 then sanded and restaind and done again at 320 then sanded with 550 then light brown then buffed

Q: How or why did you burn the chamber?
A: I drilled the chamber to fast and my home made bit probably isnt cut quite right. I wanna get around to ordering some of J.H.Lowes bits (http://www.jhlowe.com/tools.htm) but I need some kinda income 1st haha this hobby needs to become self sustaining soon or so the wifey is telling me

OnePyroTec
01-15-2014, 10:22 PM
Put the polish to the latest hack job. I think I did one too many coats of dye, I wanted a little lighter shade but will take it the way it is.

Still up in the air if I will bend the mouthpiece or not. (opinions?)

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/bulldog4a_zps8f628735.jpg (http://s926.photobucket.com/user/16mmDrive-InFilms/media/bulldog4a_zps8f628735.jpg.html)

Zanaspus
01-16-2014, 12:03 AM
Since it looks like we have a lot of pipemaking brothers, I should mention;

http://www.pipemakersforum.com/

Most of you have probably visited, but it's the holy grail of tips, techniques, and feedback for you folks. Lots of the really special carvers of the world congregate there. I'm not a pipemaker, but I still find it great reading.

OnePyroTec
01-16-2014, 08:45 AM
http://www.pipemakersforum.com/
I search there anytime I have a question on something.

I was looking at the J.H.Lowes bits too. Seem to be the best value without grinding your own bits. The do look like they are more of a conical shape than I like & they don't have a 1/2" that I need next. Keep an eye out at Steve Norse's offerings, he may be stocking bits later this year.

Should have included this in the last post. I was doing a test piece, sanding & staining as I went along starting applying color after 220 grit sanding. The only color I used was British Tan. The only difference from the test piece and the pipe is I stopped applying color after 400 grit with the test and 600 on the pipe. The test piece was near perfect for what I was looking for...maybe a hair light...so I figured one more coat and enough would sand off again to be perfect. I sanded all the way to 12K grit and the color never lightened up again. (learning curve)

http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad104/16mmDrive-InFilms/testpiece_zpsd54c77e1.jpg

363
01-16-2014, 09:37 AM
looks good, I am probably gonna order those bits at some point soon. If you go to PIMO they sell a rounder one that I own.

I would do a 1/4 bend on the stem I think

OnePyroTec
01-22-2014, 08:29 PM
Pretty close to a 1/4 bend...I think. I should have rolled the pipe for a better picture of the stem.

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/v/t35/1519703_10201189391838864_1657156153_o.jpg?oh=5d64 d3cce4131d76278aef510f8725e5&oe=52E2A020

363
01-23-2014, 11:05 AM
looks good!

363
01-26-2014, 07:36 PM
Just finished this up tonight. My 1st attempt at a hand made stem
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/472CD159-FC5A-4F46-B241-0D35124ADEB8_zpsa7ht1aaz.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/472CD159-FC5A-4F46-B241-0D35124ADEB8_zpsa7ht1aaz.jpg.html)

deadrise
01-26-2014, 09:05 PM
that pipe looks great good job on the stem

363
01-26-2014, 10:58 PM
I am excited to get started on the next one soon

big_jaygee
01-27-2014, 05:22 AM
some great looking pipes getting built :tu

CoffeeWaterBeer
01-27-2014, 08:09 AM
Very sharp Brendon!

Islayphile
01-27-2014, 12:10 PM
Very sharp Brendon!

Indeed...well done

Generalissimo
01-30-2014, 08:59 AM
What a great thread. You guys are inspirational. I would love to have a couple of the pipes you have made and shown off here. The one and only time I tried to make my own, I bought a lump of meerschaum and a short stem from Peterson's in Dublin. I roughly carved it till it looked like something dangerous to hit people with, then when my Churchwarden broke, I took the long stem and used that for it.

OnePyroTec
02-01-2014, 11:37 AM
Just finished this up tonight. My 1st attempt at a hand made stem
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/472CD159-FC5A-4F46-B241-0D35124ADEB8_zpsa7ht1aaz.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/472CD159-FC5A-4F46-B241-0D35124ADEB8_zpsa7ht1aaz.jpg.html)

What do you use for the slot funneling tool?

OnePyroTec
02-05-2014, 09:59 PM
I've been playing with the wood lathe and turned out little pocket pipe with hand cut mouthpiece from Japanese ebonite.

http://pipesmagazine.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/album/7251/pocket-pipe-3-600x339.jpg

363
02-10-2014, 08:32 AM
I've been playing with the wood lathe and turned out little pocket pipe with hand cut mouthpiece from Japanese ebonite.

http://pipesmagazine.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/album/7251/pocket-pipe-3-600x339.jpg

That's pretty awesome! Have you seen Chris Morgans briar cigar?

363
02-10-2014, 08:43 AM
I just finished my second pipe with a hand cut stem. A Rhodesian, what do you think
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/8731f53b-60c5-4dd1-8c52-a2462c505907_zpsb7475ce4.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/8731f53b-60c5-4dd1-8c52-a2462c505907_zpsb7475ce4.png.html)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/9d3ae8ed-230e-4373-88d6-bcdbd0a8e3c1_zpsefb40c24.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/9d3ae8ed-230e-4373-88d6-bcdbd0a8e3c1_zpsefb40c24.png.html)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/ea6b0075-6224-49a3-8794-6f493f4ad34c_zps73ddced4.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/ea6b0075-6224-49a3-8794-6f493f4ad34c_zps73ddced4.png.html)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/a9bd92da-0a2e-4b86-9d53-4074f6d1805f_zps60585959.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/a9bd92da-0a2e-4b86-9d53-4074f6d1805f_zps60585959.png.html)

chaase321
02-10-2014, 08:57 AM
I just finished my second pipe with a hand cut stem. A Rhodesian, what do you think
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/8731f53b-60c5-4dd1-8c52-a2462c505907_zpsb7475ce4.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/8731f53b-60c5-4dd1-8c52-a2462c505907_zpsb7475ce4.png.html)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/9d3ae8ed-230e-4373-88d6-bcdbd0a8e3c1_zpsefb40c24.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/9d3ae8ed-230e-4373-88d6-bcdbd0a8e3c1_zpsefb40c24.png.html)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/ea6b0075-6224-49a3-8794-6f493f4ad34c_zps73ddced4.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/ea6b0075-6224-49a3-8794-6f493f4ad34c_zps73ddced4.png.html)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/a9bd92da-0a2e-4b86-9d53-4074f6d1805f_zps60585959.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/a9bd92da-0a2e-4b86-9d53-4074f6d1805f_zps60585959.png.html)

Lovin that thing Brendon! Way to go!

big_jaygee
02-10-2014, 09:17 AM
looks great Brendon

Getting better and better brother :tu

OnePyroTec
02-10-2014, 11:50 PM
That's pretty awesome! Have you seen Chris Morgans briar cigar?

I have seen pictures & a few videos of the Briar Cigar. I was looking to get one for a while until I started playing with making my own smokers. :) After I made my first pipe, I saw a guy's post where he made a cigar shaped pipe with a long flat stem. I don't like the pre-made flat look for the round cylinder shape so when I bought the briar blanks, I bought some rod stock too.

There is a lot of work in these things....more than I figured. I have been working on longer mouthpieces for a few more. I like the first one I made, but a mistake cut the length in half of what I wanted it to be. :sl From the pictures I have seen, the Morgan Briar Cigar uses on "O" ring on the end cap to hold it in place. I ended up cutting threads in the end to give a little bite & snug it up.

OnePyroTec
02-10-2014, 11:53 PM
I just finished my second pipe with a hand cut stem. A Rhodesian, what do you think
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/8731f53b-60c5-4dd1-8c52-a2462c505907_zpsb7475ce4.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/8731f53b-60c5-4dd1-8c52-a2462c505907_zpsb7475ce4.png.html)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/9d3ae8ed-230e-4373-88d6-bcdbd0a8e3c1_zpsefb40c24.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/9d3ae8ed-230e-4373-88d6-bcdbd0a8e3c1_zpsefb40c24.png.html)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/ea6b0075-6224-49a3-8794-6f493f4ad34c_zps73ddced4.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/ea6b0075-6224-49a3-8794-6f493f4ad34c_zps73ddced4.png.html)
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/a9bd92da-0a2e-4b86-9d53-4074f6d1805f_zps60585959.png (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/a9bd92da-0a2e-4b86-9d53-4074f6d1805f_zps60585959.png.html)

I like it. Hand cut stem...is that from rod stock? That is a good looking button.

363
02-11-2014, 08:42 AM
I like it. Hand cut stem...is that from rod stock? That is a good looking button.

Yeah, Japanese Ebonite. Thanks!

OnePyroTec
03-10-2014, 01:29 PM
Just another pocket pipe with a longer Japanese Ebonite mouthpiece.
http://pipesmagazine.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/album/7251/2-pocket-pipe-600x339.jpg

OnePyroTec
03-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Finished up a couple more. This time with German Cumberland mouthpieces.
http://pipesmagazine.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/album/7251/3-4-pocket-pipes-600x339.jpg

OnePyroTec
03-28-2014, 11:00 PM
Put the final buff to this one this afternoon.

http://pipesmagazine.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/album/7251/egg-7-600x339.jpg

363
04-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Here are 2 more I have finished.
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/0f87171d-3010-4d1a-8e25-5624c59e5a0c_zps3ef6f8e6.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/0f87171d-3010-4d1a-8e25-5624c59e5a0c_zps3ef6f8e6.jpg.html)

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/54cb1ea1-aa0d-4216-9464-d05482e21703_zps022b9cb6.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/54cb1ea1-aa0d-4216-9464-d05482e21703_zps022b9cb6.jpg.html)
The bulldog has a sister pipe that I have not finished yet.

WaRevo
09-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Put the final buff to this one this afternoon.

http://pipesmagazine.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/album/7251/egg-7-600x339.jpg

Wow that is a very nice looking pipe congrats. And WOW looking at them Pipe tampers. Dang nice job. I made the mistake of letting someone that was a Wood carver take my Ok to me Briar tamper to do some carving to never get it back and just seen them a month ago asked about the tamper was told oh sorry haven't got to it and been really busy with his own life that he don't know where he put it now. So now I am using my Czech tool until I get another one. But wow yours looking awesome.

james

WaRevo
09-17-2014, 04:11 PM
Wow looking over this Thread WOW you have some awesome pipe making Skills.I keep telling my wife I want to try my had at making pipes. I knowI know don't ihave enough pipes yet? Well I think it would be a cool place to move my Hobby from the last 25 years of smoke cigars and Pipes. To be able to hand down some to my son and have him be able to say My dad made these... That is my thought anyway

James

OnePyroTec
09-18-2014, 08:58 AM
Here are 2 more I have finished.
http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/0f87171d-3010-4d1a-8e25-5624c59e5a0c_zps3ef6f8e6.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/0f87171d-3010-4d1a-8e25-5624c59e5a0c_zps3ef6f8e6.jpg.html)

http://i1048.photobucket.com/albums/s376/brendon363/54cb1ea1-aa0d-4216-9464-d05482e21703_zps022b9cb6.jpg (http://s1048.photobucket.com/user/brendon363/media/54cb1ea1-aa0d-4216-9464-d05482e21703_zps022b9cb6.jpg.html)
The bulldog has a sister pipe that I have not finished yet.

I gotta say, I like the looks of the puzzle pipe. That is an out of the box direction I never thought of myself...but might try. :tu Have you smoked it yet? I'm curious if people come up to you asking questions.

363
10-21-2014, 09:21 AM
Wow looking over this Thread WOW you have some awesome pipe making Skills.I keep telling my wife I want to try my had at making pipes. I knowI know don't ihave enough pipes yet? Well I think it would be a cool place to move my Hobby from the last 25 years of smoke cigars and Pipes. To be able to hand down some to my son and have him be able to say My dad made these... That is my thought anyway

James

Its a fun hobby for sure. if you got a drill press and a hand drill you can totally make your own. however I will warn you if you get into it tools will take over..

I gotta say, I like the looks of the puzzle pipe. That is an out of the box direction I never thought of myself...but might try. :tu Have you smoked it yet? I'm curious if people come up to you asking questions.

Thanks! that one was raffled off for autism awareness, I do have a personal one that I will smoke every once in a while and some will ask others have told me that they just flat out don't like it. Ill have to see about posting some more pictures of recently finished pipes. I just got back from the CORPS pipe show in Richmond Va which was a lot of fun.

deadrise
10-21-2014, 12:23 PM
Don't let him fool you brendon is da man now making some beautiful pipes...