Briar Pipe for LJ Pipe Swap

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Project by terryR posted 07-14-2014 08:28 PM 1202 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a project, so I need to get caught up! :)

This was my entry for the recent Pipe Swap, and went to jim65 in Italy! Very cool.

I also included a turned Cocobolo tamp which you can see in the photos.

There was quite a bit of work both on and off the lathe, and a more in-depth explanation of the build on my Blog.

I cannot recommend joining one of these LJ Swaps highly enough…or starting one of your own! It’s a great way to learn, and meet other woodworking buddies.

Thanks for having a look!

Comments and suggestions are always welcomed…

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#1 posted 07-14-2014 09:11 PM

Nice. Makes me sad I quit smoking 25 years ago.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#2 posted 07-14-2014 09:13 PM


-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#4 posted 07-14-2014 09:27 PM



-- ~Tony

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#5 posted 07-14-2014 09:46 PM

Beautiful! (but I think I have already said that a few times…) :)


-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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#6 posted 07-14-2014 10:27 PM

I sure would have liked to see that one lit up!
It’s majestic! Well done!

-- Roman:... FIGHT HUNGER ----- DON'T EAT!

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#7 posted 07-14-2014 11:17 PM

Thanks, guys!
That Briar is some beautiful stuff.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#8 posted 07-14-2014 11:58 PM


-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 07-15-2014 01:18 AM

Great work!!

-- Dan

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#10 posted 07-15-2014 03:41 AM

Very nice job..


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#11 posted 07-15-2014 03:55 AM


-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#12 posted 07-15-2014 04:10 PM

Hard to believe that something that beautiful can cause so much internal damage to the user. Wish I had quit smoking 25 years ago, rather than only 4 years ago. Nice work though.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#13 posted 07-15-2014 06:46 PM

Nice! makes me want to smoke.

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

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#14 posted 07-15-2014 06:52 PM

You did a beautiful job.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#15 posted 07-15-2014 08:25 PM

As the lucky recipient of this work of art, I can confirm, the pipe and tamp are even more beautiful than in the pictures! Thanks again Terry!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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