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Shaping The Stummels
Friday, 2 February 2007
Gandalf Inspired Pipe Finished (C 63230)
Topic: C 63230

This pipe is the opposite of my many creations. Usually I try to make a pipe first for sale, and if it isn't saleable but it is serviceable, it becomes MINE. This pipe I made for myself, and it is saleable... so  its for sale. Its too nice to be wasted on me, I can make more...


Posted by thos.martin at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 4 April 2007 10:27 AM EDT
Thursday, 1 February 2007
...almost there
Topic: C 63230


Left to do:

Stamp shank "TM", Polish, wax, & pre- carbonise.....

Posted by thos.martin at 7:01 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 4 April 2007 10:28 AM EDT
Sunday, 28 January 2007
Update on pipe in progress...
Topic: C 63230

2007-01-2820:47:29 :    705 is shapes up nicely. Pics to follow.

Posted by thos.martin at 8:46 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 4 April 2007 10:28 AM EDT
Saturday, 27 January 2007

Topic: C 63230

This one flaw (sand/stone) will dicate the carving of this pipe. It was then shaped and stained. The stain will hopefully lighten during the sanding process. This is a nice piece of wood, and my intention was nott to cover it, but to enhance it. The stem was then bent.

The quality control department (my wife) is not happy with the dark stain and thinks the curve is a bit too "curvey." I agree on both points.

Posted by thos.martin at 5:03 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 4 April 2007 10:28 AM EDT
Thursday, 25 January 2007
Blessed are the billiards
Topic: C 63230

Its an attitude....  I decided that the classics are harder than freehands so I stick with 'em for a while. The next pipe will most likely be a freehand but I am feeling a bit "out of control" in my life, and to do something structured reins me in. When I feel reconciled, I can better create.

705 is started, as a reminder of our roots; the billiard. Yes, the billiard. The billiard to me when not massed produced, but made by an artisan, is a thing of subtle beauty.

2007-01-25 // 20:35:51 So far the holes (or as I like to call the negative spaces,) are "spot on." Stay tuned.

 NOTE: This pipe did not end up as a billiard. It took on a less structured, more "organic" look.

Posted by thos.martin at 8:37 PM EST
Updated: Wednesday, 4 April 2007 10:28 AM EDT

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