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Shaping The Stummels
Thursday, 19 April 2007
Michael Martine's Pipe @ 4/19
Topic: 716TM


Posted by thos.martin at 8:51 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 19 April 2007 8:53 PM EDT
Tuesday, 17 April 2007
The Sci-fi Author (bent egg)
Topic: 716TM

The pipe has progressed since this pic. I bent the stem the stem and assessed it for symmetry... looking good. Looking real good. I need to take tonight off though. I usually take Mondays off but it was a holiday in Massachusetts so I actually got to spend more time in the shop. So.. I'm taking tonight (Tues.) off instead. The BLUE tape is just to protect the stem during shaping. Its basically down to sanding so I can take the stem off.

Not to worry about the stain seepage into the bowl- I ain't done...

Posted by thos.martin at 5:48 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 17 April 2007 7:33 PM EDT
Monday, 16 April 2007
On Michael Martine's Pipe
Topic: 716TM

The briar pictured (see prev. post) is no longer the pipe in process. A MAJOR flaw renderred it unusable, but it got me to thinking, that wasn't a sand pit, it was a rock, a crater, moon-rock, which put me in an alien mindset. I couldn't get the idea of an alien hatching from an egg out of my mind. The word "orb" dominated my processing of the wood.

PIPE 716TM will be a slightly (<1/16) bent Egg. The egg shape is demanding as it depends on symmetry. The hatching of his pipe...

PICS to follow.

Posted by thos.martin at 8:39 AM EDT
Sunday, 15 April 2007
Michael Martine
Topic: 716TM

TMpipes and Michael Martine, SciFi & Fantasy Illustrator and author of speculative fiction, have decided to collaborate/trade. I am creating a pipe for him and he is doing and illustration of me, for me. I was searching for pipe pictures while doing a mock-up clasified ads for the Sherlock Holmes Pipe Club of Boston and came across his site. There was no turning back.

This is the illustration that caught my eye. Here are the pics I sent to him. In my hand is his fantasy pipe. Sketched on a piece of fine Italian briar:








Posted by thos.martin at 9:14 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 16 April 2007 8:47 AM EDT

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