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Finished My First Pipe

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    F.O.G. with nice smokes OnePyroTec's Avatar


     

    Finished My First Pipe

    Finished hacking out my first pipe today. All that is left is to "port & polish" the drought hole in the stem

    Started with a pre-drilled block, used a sanding disc only with 60 grit to shape the block, then when I got close, I switched to 80 grit to smooth the lumps. Then the obvious, I continued sanding. I actually went too far, then had to start back at 400 to stain/dye the briar black, then sand, then stain/dye british tan, then sand, then stain/dye yellow, then sand and kept sanding until 12k grit. Polish & wax and was done. When I get some better tools, I may be able to get creative.

    I was looking to finish with some contrast and did...the finish color isn't quite as bright as it looks in the last pictures, the flash brightened it up.


















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    Puffer Fish with many spikes JKlavins's Avatar


     

    Re: Finished My First Pipe

    That's a damn fine looking pipe!! My soon to be Mother in law is a woodworker, I might have to borrow some of her tools and have a go at it!

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    Leading Puffer Fish Chris0673's Avatar


     

    Re: Finished My First Pipe

    That's beautiful! How did you get the contrast on the grain?

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    Re: Finished My First Pipe

    Very nice- I like the acrylic stand you used for finishing it as well.

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    Full grown Puffer Fish momo439's Avatar


     

    Re: Finished My First Pipe

    Awesome work, sure gives me the urge to try making them too

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    My cat's Chief of Staff El wedo del milagro's Avatar


     

    Re: Finished My First Pipe

    Good job, Wayne.

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    F.O.G. with nice smokes OnePyroTec's Avatar


     

    Re: Finished My First Pipe

    Thanks

    The stand came with my BAKI meer when I bought it from Deniz. I use that stand a lot...

    The contrast is just from using the different color dyes. The black was the hardest to sand down, and I think I should have sanded farther...maybe next time. I have three more blocks sitting here waiting to be hacked up.

    Far as tools go, I only use the sanding disc to shape it, and hand sanded. The block was pre-drilled. I could do it with my buddies drill press, but for the money, I'll let the "experts" do it. As I call it "Port & Polishing" the stem to open up the airway all I use is a hand drill and a slot funneling file. Same machine is used to buff as I used to shape. Two motorized tools, two hand powered tools.

    I have shopped around prices of pre-drilled block, no one can touch Steve / Vermont Freehand. Only thing is, for right now, he only sells through facebook and I think ebay if you want to pay more to feel safe.

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    F.O.G. with nice smokes OnePyroTec's Avatar


     

    Re: Finished My First Pipe

    nothing to see here but a double post
    Last edited by OnePyroTec; 11-14-2013 at 12:44 PM. Reason: double post


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