Topic: C 54611
This pipe was made under great personal duress, but a pearl emerges! It is unlike any other pipe I have made. Its a sitter, and it stands. Angular yet comes to sensible curves. 'Ave a look:
I'm not sure what to price this at. Note the matte "collar & Sleeve". The staining combination of black over brown achieves an almost charred finish. Appealing to me, but not to all. I do not polish or wax either the rim of the bowl or the end of the shank as I leave the outer most of the burl the shape that mother (nature) gave it. Most if not all carvers go ahead and polish this followed by waxing. To me, this is akin to waxing bark and I just don't like it. I do although like the contrasting finishes: shiny-matt, smoothe-burl, light-dark. I hope you do too.
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