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Old 05-05-2013, 11:37 PM   #1
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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
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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Here is a pic of the prototype that he sent me:

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Old 05-06-2013, 09:18 AM   #3
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The Army Mount is going to look great, excited to see the finished product. Keep us posted.
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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

Have you decided what baccy you're gonna "baptise" the Dublin with?
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:56 PM   #5
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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
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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Here is prototype 2. I requested a smooth stem

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^^^A nice looking semi bent stem would look great on that Dublin too
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Yes. Its going to have a bend in it
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:25 PM   #9
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Great! I tell you what, once he stains and polishes, that pipe is definately going to rock Chappy
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Rustification first.

He said this is just the prototype. He is going to craft mine this coming weekend
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:42 PM   #11
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It's started!!!

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Old 05-11-2013, 12:02 PM   #12
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Got some more pics from the progress:

Shell and stem fitted


Bowl getting drilled


Lathe done


And shaping done

Next up the rustification.

Can't wait to get this in my hands
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very nice! what kind of rustication did you guy's agree upon? or you letting it be a surprise
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This is awesome I should get one made too
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Looks awesome.
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Done!!

He is putting it in the mail tomorrow

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Beautiful pipe...
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Done!!

He is putting it in the mail tomorrow

Great looking pipe Chappy. Get that baccy ready to stuff in it and burn
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That's an absolutely gorgeous pipe, smoke in good healthy brother!
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Awesome pipe! Congrats!
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