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Thos. Martin
Shaping The Stummels
Thursday, 9 November 2006
Pyrography on Gourd (not calabash)
Topic: Pipe 6: NOV06 -NFS

I mentioned the influence of my pyrographic experience on Pipe 6: Here is an example of my previous work:

Its called "Find the River," and is in a private collection. The gourd is filled with Barley.


Posted by thos.martin at 9:06 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 14 November 2006 7:42 AM EST
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Saturday, 4 November 2006
King of My Castle
Topic: Pipe 6: NOV06 -NFS

Don't ask how Pipe 6 is finished before Pipe 5. You don't have too.

Pipe six is mine; it is a prototype of my proposed castle pipe 5.

 I am not blogging much about it save to tell you that the rustication is my process and is supposed to give a blockish texture as this is the tower of a castle. The crosses in Medieval times were actually cutouts in the castles curtain and were used  to shoot arrows through. The rustication process is, as far as I know, unique to me. More specifically the finish is not a stain but in fact pyrography. Well pyrography is too good a word. It is burnt briar and Carnuba wax. I call the overall finsish Castlerock, not to be confused with the tobacco. Thanks for checking out Pipe 6.

 

 


Posted by thos.martin at 9:15 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 15 November 2006 7:11 PM EST
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