Laszlo Pipe Cabinet

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Project by Operaman posted 04-24-2014 04:08 PM 1774 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quartered White Oak, Walnut Burl, and Gabon Ebony. Cabinet still to be fumed with aqueous ammonia but otherwise complete. What makes this cabinet unique is the door baffle system which allows the cabinet to vent properly without doors being open or otherwise piercing the carcass.
UPDATE: last photograph represents cabinet post-fuming. No stain or dye involved.

-- Cheers!

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#1 posted 04-24-2014 04:53 PM

Very nice. Interesting venting system.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 04-24-2014 05:54 PM

You must own a lot of pipes. My wife always told me when I still smoked one, that 2 pipes is enough.

-- Whatever

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#3 posted 04-24-2014 06:46 PM

Thanks, Alex. @croquetman while I have a nice pipe collection, pipe cabinets and humidors posted on here are for clients, including this cabinet. It will house only part of his collection, as he has well over 100 handmade pipes.

-- Cheers!

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#4 posted 04-24-2014 07:33 PM

I like this very much. Great job and the baffle system is very cool.

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#5 posted 04-24-2014 07:41 PM

Great job. I’m a pipe smoker and that would look nice in my man cave.

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#6 posted 04-24-2014 09:06 PM

Thanks mds2! @davidmacv will you be at the Chicago Pipe show next week? This cabinet along with 2 others will bet there.

-- Cheers!

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#7 posted 04-25-2014 01:31 AM

Fine craftsmanship through and through! Where in c
Chattanooga are you located? I’m in North Hixson across the boat ramp of Chester frost Park. I’d certainly like to converse and study from such an experienced woodworker. Thanks for your post.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#8 posted 04-25-2014 01:56 AM

Looks good, I like the door design. I am sure the fuming will take it to another level.

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#9 posted 06-10-2014 01:30 PM

Amazing work Scott. What a difference the fuming makes. Your projects make me want to start smoking pipes.

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

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#10 posted 01-12-2016 05:02 AM

Beautiful work. My pipe collection is growing and I’d like to make a cabinet. Since you smoke, how do you overcome the “stinky pipe smell” as the pipes sit in the cabinet inside the house??

Love the vented doors – cleaver!!

-- Harold

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#11 posted 01-12-2016 01:47 PM

@hjt Thanks again very much! Stinky pipe smell is normally a combination of pipes being put away wet and no case ventilation. The door design in this case vents the cabinet and I am extremely careful smoke dry and to use 4-5 pipe cleaners after I smoke to remove all hints of moisture. Those two things way go many miles toward curing the stale and sour smell you reference.

-- Cheers!

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#12 posted 01-12-2016 02:40 PM

It’s nicely done and should be a great conversation piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#13 posted 01-12-2016 10:43 PM

Thanks for the info. I had thought of getting an ozone machine but have been told that running ozone for a prolonged period can damage plastics and maybe other material too. I’m not sure how true or how long it takes. I may still get one.

-- Harold

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