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McCarter Pipes

This is a discussion on McCarter Pipes within the Pipe Retailer Forum forums, part of the Pipe Smokers Forums category; Added a couple straight pipes to my site ( McCarter Pipes ). Both have nice grains and clean forms. The ...

  
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    Briar Fish CaptainEnormous's Avatar


     

    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Added a couple straight pipes to my site (McCarter Pipes).
    Both have nice grains and clean forms.

    The one listed as a "Second" has a non-structural fill. . .wish I had the hardware to sandblast. But until I do, any flaw worthy of an actual putty fill will relegate that pipe to a Second.

    Should have another straight and possibly a cool freehand up next week. Depending on how the shaping of the piece I started tonight turns out!

  2. #32

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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Gorgeous pipes! The ones I really like are bought already though. But I don't even have the money to buy them so that is a good thing haha.

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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    So Dave,

    Is sandblasting hardware forseeable somewhere down the line? The possibility has me excited.
    That which is falling, should also be pushed

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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Power View Post
    So Dave,

    Is sandblasting hardware forseeable somewhere down the line? The possibility has me excited.
    I hope so. I think a decent sandblasting setup will cost around $1000, assuming I can find some of the pieces (mainly the compressor and gun) second-hand.

    If I can keep selling pipes, and keep improving my pipe-making skills, I hope to have the gear for sandblast finishes in the next year or so. We'll see. . .

    Think PAD and TAD are slippery slopes? I don't even want to admit what it costs to get a reasonable pipe-making shop assembled!

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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Couple new pipes up this week.

    Including a flame-grain that turned out really nicely. . .

    . . .http://www.mccarterpipes.com/photo/d..._display_media

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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Dave
    Awesome work.....I will be in touch in a few weeks. It's almost Christmas
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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    That new pipe is amazing! Your work continues to taunt me, lol
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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by Max_Power View Post
    That new pipe is amazing! Your work continues to taunt me, lol
    Then I'm doing something right!
    Should really get some clearer pics of the flame-grain up. . .it's maybe the best piece of briar I've worked with.
    Hopefully tomorrow.

    Dave

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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Sorry for bumping my own thread!
    But I managed some better pics this evening. . .wanted to post them directly via photobucket b/c I think they serve as a cool example of what "Cross Grain" and "Flame Grain" look like from underneath. A maker's-eye perspective, if you will. Or maybe a Briar's-eye.

    Anywho, here's the bottom of a true flame-grain (where the birdseye run into flame patterns, starting from a singular point in the briar):



    And here's what a similar block of briar looks like, cut/shaped 90 degrees perpendicular:


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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Those are some seriously nice Hawkbills. Great work buddy..

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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Excellent work. Your teardrop freehand is calling to me...
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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Been a busy few weeks: Shaped a couple that went straight to buyers--so no pics unless they post them, sorry!

    But I do have a couple new pipes that should make it online this weekend. Including the pipe shown below. . .started with an oddly cut block of briar, so I let the form adhere to the briar and focused on turning the Acrylic stem to best suit the shape.
    Thoughts?

    The profile view (1 piece stem, acrylic w/ briar inlay)


    and, the birdseye underside


    Thanks again to the Puff community!
    Still having a great time with the pipe-making, and it's truly only possible because of your feedback and support.

    Dave

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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Thats so stunning, I love the stem with the inlay, I gotta learn to work that.

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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Quote Originally Posted by canadianpiper View Post
    Thats so stunning, I love the stem with the inlay, I gotta learn to work that.
    Thanks, Gio!
    The stem inlays aren't difficult, per se, but they can be (very) time consuming.
    I love the clean briar (and other wood) inlays because, like unfinished pipes, they'll color over time. I like to imagine a pipe of mine in 2050, with deep grains coloring the inlay and barely any color change on the stem/bowl.
    Send me a PM anytime if you want to talk pipes and inlays!
    Best,
    Dave

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    Re: McCarter Pipes

    Awesome job Dave!
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