LumberJocks

Carving a pipe - smoke signals to US.

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by mafe posted 07-26-2013 05:58 PM 1829 reads 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Carving a pipe
Smoke signals.



Some time ago I had visitor in my shop, Eric the artist and traveler.
You can read about that here: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/47622 .


Just before his visit I had bought some vintage pipes and found out both Eric and I have a love for beautiful things.
So I ordered two predrilled pipe heads and two mouthpieces, it was the idea that we should have worked on them in my shop, but time was short, so it became a farvel gift, one for Eric and one for me.
Then we agreed, that we would finish them and hopefully one day, to meet Again to smoke them.


Last month Eric send me a mail with this Photo attached.
He finished his pipe.
Beautiful I think, really elegant and in balance with the mouthpiece.



Before starting I made a Little cutting with the drawknife, a hold for the cutting.



Like this.


So it was time for me to get started, a beautiful day, sun and a smile on my lip.
I cut the first rough out on the band saw (even I felt like cheating).


From here it was just to start cutting.


And carving on the bench in the sun outside the shop.


Few hours later I was ready to test smoke it.
It has a wonderful draft.



Here it is resting on my wonderful new plane, ash on ash…



I made cutting into the mouthpiece also, to make the rustic surface match.


Smokey.


Added my burn mark.


Oil and Wax finish.
Might get some more coats once in a while.


Only rubbed by hand, since I wanted the carving marks to be clear and crisp and the Wear to become visible in time.


This might become a new favorite.

Thank you for watching my pipe adventure.

Hope this can bring some inspiration, perhaps some smoke rings.

Best thoughts,

Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



16 comments so far

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

12290 posts in 2754 days


#1 posted 07-26-2013 06:02 PM

Very sweet. Looks like a fun project.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View stefang's profile

stefang

13051 posts in 1991 days


#2 posted 07-26-2013 06:38 PM

Very Nice pipes Mads. I like the way you left the carving marks on yours. The hand planes are great too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View WoodenFrog's profile

WoodenFrog

2737 posts in 1570 days


#3 posted 07-26-2013 07:26 PM

Nice one Mads! Thank you for sharing!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

View Philip's profile

Philip

1114 posts in 1196 days


#4 posted 07-26-2013 07:32 PM

Nice looking pipe! The rustic carving is spot on.

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4142 posts in 1513 days


#5 posted 07-26-2013 08:21 PM

What a great way to remember a visit

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View Gibernak's profile

Gibernak

122 posts in 503 days


#6 posted 07-26-2013 08:22 PM

This makes me want to make a pipe and start smoking, very nice work

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11483 posts in 1762 days


#7 posted 07-26-2013 08:37 PM

Nice carving job, Mads. how does it smoke?

...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Brit's profile

Brit

5153 posts in 1499 days


#8 posted 07-26-2013 08:57 PM

Great story Mads.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

View eddie's profile

eddie

7316 posts in 1271 days


#9 posted 07-26-2013 08:59 PM

great pipe

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

7014 posts in 1960 days


#10 posted 07-26-2013 09:35 PM

so mads, if someone doesnt smoke, would it work with bubble gum…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

View Roger's profile

Roger

14601 posts in 1461 days


#11 posted 07-26-2013 09:44 PM

Looks like some good smokers

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

View lew's profile

lew

10034 posts in 2412 days


#12 posted 07-27-2013 12:40 AM

What a beauty! I can almost smell the wonderful aroma of pipe tobacco!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View snowdog's profile

snowdog

1132 posts in 2639 days


#13 posted 07-27-2013 11:47 AM

Any suggestions on where to buy parts, stems mostly for pipe making?
I did a quick search and nothing caught my eye as a great place to buy parts. Lots of stoner sites but not much for tobacco smokers.

Great post btw, thanks

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

View Mauricio's profile

Mauricio

6819 posts in 1808 days


#14 posted 07-29-2013 08:36 PM

Great story Mads!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

View mafe's profile

mafe

9547 posts in 1746 days


#15 posted 08-02-2013 11:01 AM

Hi guys,
Mauricio, smiles here.
Snowdog, since I am a Dane, I will expect my dealer to be to expensive… But know he has international orders too. http://shop.hermanns.dk/default.asp?lang=uk
Lew, and I promise you there is a wonderful smell here when I smoke it.
Roger, ;-)
Grizz, no boubble gum in my pipe, laugh, perhaps you can make one for soap bubbles…
Eddie, ;-)
Andy, you are missed in CPH.
Jim, it smokes really well, I am quite sure it will become a favourite, the relatively big head keeps it nice and cold.
Gibernak, just don’t inhale and smoke to often.
Jamie, yes that sure is a good memory pipe.
Philip, thank you, a real woodnerd pipe.
Woodenfrog, smiles.
Stefang, the handplanes are quite cool pipe holders. ;-)
Wayne, and sure is, it was really a joy.
Best thoughts from the Danish summer,
Mads

Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase