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sam a
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so... this is what i've been up to as of late. i decided to buckle down, set up a workshop, acquire/ build necessary tools and materials, and use them making pipes. still need to get a metal lathe but its on the agenda. anyhow i won't bore you with technical mumbo jumbo, and cut straight to the pictures. here are some of the latest fruits of my labors:

 

billiard:

 

 

 

cutty:

 

 

 

fat shanked bent somthing or another:

 

 

 

 

tomato:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

asymmetrical tulip/egg :

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 7/24/2012 5:42 PM (#286130 - in reply to #286129)
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Those are awesome!.
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Posted 7/24/2012 5:57 PM (#286132 - in reply to #286129)
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Holy hell those are beautiful Sam!
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Posted 7/24/2012 6:08 PM (#286134 - in reply to #286129)
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Beautiful work...all of them. Love that bent fat one.
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Posted 7/24/2012 6:11 PM (#286135 - in reply to #286129)
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Wow! Very nice Sam. Makes me want to start smoking a pipe.
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Posted 7/24/2012 6:16 PM (#286137 - in reply to #286129)
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wow! vey nice work.
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Posted 7/24/2012 6:17 PM (#286138 - in reply to #286129)
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Sam did you custom cut and shape those stems as well?
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Posted 7/24/2012 6:18 PM (#286139 - in reply to #286129)
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Posted 7/24/2012 6:28 PM (#286141 - in reply to #286129)
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Those are very nice.
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Posted 7/24/2012 6:32 PM (#286143 - in reply to #286138)
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RoscozRevenge - 7/24/2012 4:17 PM Sam did you custom cut and shape those stems as well?

 

yup... i hand cut the stems from ebonite rod stock. the stem work is definitely the most tedious part of the process but it can make or break a pipe IMO so its well worth the added effort.

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Posted 7/24/2012 6:36 PM (#286146 - in reply to #286129)
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Unbelievable craftsmanship, Sam. How long does it take you to make one of those pipes?
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Posted 7/24/2012 6:51 PM (#286150 - in reply to #286130)
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Very well done Sam.
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Posted 7/24/2012 6:56 PM (#286151 - in reply to #286129)
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Posted 7/24/2012 7:31 PM (#286156 - in reply to #286129)
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Posted 7/24/2012 7:37 PM (#286159 - in reply to #286129)
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You selling any of those on eBay or ETSY? Those are great looking pipes! Well done.
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Posted 7/24/2012 7:48 PM (#286163 - in reply to #286159)
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metalhead y cigarguy - 7/24/2012 6:37 PM

You selling any of those on eBay or ETSY? Those are great looking pipes! Well done.


DON"T SELL OUT SAM!!! I'LL GIVE YOU MONEY TO KEEP THOSE!

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Posted 7/24/2012 8:23 PM (#286176 - in reply to #286129)
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Holy crap Sam! Those are absolutely beautiful!

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Posted 7/24/2012 8:52 PM (#286192 - in reply to #286139)
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gitfiddl - 7/24/2012 7:18 PM

Freaking gorgeous!







I'm incredibly impressed. And jealous of your talent
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Posted 7/24/2012 9:01 PM (#286195 - in reply to #286129)
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Won't be long and you'll be supporting the habit off of pipe sales!!! VERY nice work.
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Posted 7/24/2012 9:16 PM (#286199 - in reply to #286129)
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thanks for all the kind words guys! i really appreciate it.

@bruce: it depends on the pipe, but on average i suppose i'm spending 30-40 hrs per pipe. i am getting faster with more experience but still have a ways to go.

@bryan; i not selling yet, but when i do start... i'll likely just launch my own website.
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Posted 7/24/2012 9:23 PM (#286202 - in reply to #286129)
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Wow! I am not a pipe smoker (yet!), but those are simply beautiful, and those last two really stand out to me. Great job!!
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Posted 7/24/2012 11:21 PM (#286237 - in reply to #286129)
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Impressive work! Im interested to see how much it would take for you to part with those...
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Posted 7/25/2012 1:10 AM (#286242 - in reply to #286129)
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Very very very impressive work Sam!

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Posted 7/25/2012 4:51 AM (#286257 - in reply to #286129)
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that's fine craftsmanship right there!
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Posted 7/25/2012 5:18 AM (#286261 - in reply to #286129)
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Very Nice Sam!
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Posted 7/25/2012 7:15 AM (#286277 - in reply to #286129)
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Well done Sam....jealous of the skill to make something like that. Works of art IMHO, and fine additions to anyone's pipe collection.
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Posted 7/25/2012 7:35 AM (#286283 - in reply to #286129)
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WOW man those are beautiful pipes are you selling any of them?

 

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Posted 7/25/2012 7:49 AM (#286286 - in reply to #286283)
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Beautiful pipes Sam. If you decide to sell, I doubt you will have any problems finding buyers.
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Posted 7/25/2012 7:51 AM (#286287 - in reply to #286129)
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Wow those are gorgeous. The grain in that wood is unbelievable, and you did a good job polishing them till they displayed it. My favorite is hands down the asymmetrical tulip/egg.
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Posted 7/25/2012 8:20 AM (#286304 - in reply to #286129)
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Very nice work Sam
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Posted 7/25/2012 8:52 AM (#286316 - in reply to #286261)
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I'm glad i opened this thread....Very nice Sam...Now the 1,000,00.00 question...how much and can you make me one??? (PM me)
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Posted 7/25/2012 9:04 AM (#286326 - in reply to #286129)
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WOW, Nice, Very nice, Keep up the good work, Wish I had the time and tallent for what you do..
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Posted 7/25/2012 9:41 AM (#286339 - in reply to #286130)
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nice looking pipes.
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Posted 7/25/2012 10:55 AM (#286356 - in reply to #286129)
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those are some very nice looking pipes. I really like the 5th one a lot. Keep you the nice work!
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Posted 7/25/2012 1:18 PM (#286389 - in reply to #286129)
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thanks again for all the kind words and encouragement you guys, it means alot. to answer the question of how much, i suppose the answer is there really is no answer. i have a few improvements i'd still like to make before i start selling, i do intend to sell, just not quite there yet. hopefully soon.
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Posted 7/25/2012 2:20 PM (#286408 - in reply to #286129)
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Awesome craftsmanship there, Sam!
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Posted 7/25/2012 2:21 PM (#286410 - in reply to #286129)
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Great craftsmanship it makes me want to start pipe smoking
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Posted 7/25/2012 2:22 PM (#286412 - in reply to #286129)
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Posted 7/25/2012 2:54 PM (#286417 - in reply to #286129)
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Very very nice. I hope you let us know when you begin to sell some.
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Posted 7/25/2012 3:47 PM (#286442 - in reply to #286129)
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So my badgering worked.....nice job and great craftsmanship very impressive. The fat bowl one looks like a disguised MJ model but hey retro is good.
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Posted 7/25/2012 4:59 PM (#286459 - in reply to #286129)
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I am not into pipes but those are beautiful.
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Posted 7/25/2012 5:39 PM (#286469 - in reply to #286129)
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Uuuuggggh, I want the tulip/egg! I promised myself not to fall in love with any more pipes but when faced with that... No, no, I'm in love again!
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Posted 7/25/2012 10:35 PM (#286575 - in reply to #286199)
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sam a - 7/24/2012 7:16 PM

thanks for all the kind words guys! i really appreciate it.

@bruce: it depends on the pipe, but on average i suppose i'm spending 30-40 hrs per pipe. i am getting faster with more experience but still have a ways to go.

@bryan; i not selling yet, but when i do start... i'll likely just launch my own website.


Be sure to share if and when that happens. I would be interested.
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