|Project by Michaelgurrado||posted 09-08-2014 01:54 AM||1018 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This Briar wood pipe was all hand carved and carefully sanded to its shape. I had to work with a few Knot holes in it but even with those holes i managed to carve a nice pipe and a few knots give it some character. The worst knot i had was in the wooden part of the stem, the hole went completely through the stem and the pipe would not function properly with it so i had to cut the stem down. I sanded this pipe very thorough working my way up the grits from 120 grit all the way to 1000 grit. I then buffed it with a cotton cloth, it has a nice smooth feel and nice sheen to it. I then bent the pipe stem to a shape that i liked and thought went well with the flow of the pipe.