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Project by MadJester posted 04-05-2015 04:40 PM 1360 views 1 time favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I could say I finished a project, but with the warmer weather moving in, I can once again spray outside.

For several years now, I’ve been a collector of miniature tobacco pipes…each one measures at, or under 3” in length…most think they were cigarette holders…doesn’t matter…I think they are neat. Problem was that I couldn’t find a display for them, but knew that I could make one.

I think the wood is either oak or hickory…not 100% sure…I only know that I saved it from a burn pile.

I removed the bark, but left the live edge, used a forstner bit and various Dremel bits to hollow out and applied a Danish oil finish with a top coat of lacquer and then finished it with a light coat of wax.

Only issue I have at the moment is that since beginning this project, I have acquired more of the little pipes, so I guess I’ll have to start on the next one!

Hope you like it!

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle





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mafe

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#1 posted 04-05-2015 04:52 PM

I love it!
Wonderful idea, and at first one are thinking of wood worms that have eaten into the wood, then realizing it is little pipes.
Ohhh yes I love it.
Just make more holes in this piece it will look just wonderful.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#2 posted 04-05-2015 04:59 PM

Very well done.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-05-2015 05:16 PM

A very whimsical way to display the miniature pipes.
Nicely done.

You may call them “miniature”....
However, I think the wee little leprechaun would say they are “full size”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 04-05-2015 05:47 PM

Oh, Mads! You always make me smile! But I think I’m done with looking at this one in my shop…LOL

Thanks Monte and Randy…I had fun with this one…it was one of the projects that I started before the accident to the building and it’s a nice sense of accomplishment to finally get it out of the shop! :D

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#5 posted 04-05-2015 05:51 PM

;-)

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

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#6 posted 04-05-2015 06:10 PM

Sue

Very creative way to display pipes I like it.
I always wanted to make a pipe and I guess now with a lathe I can sometime

-- Please help me help other Vets click..> http://www.gofundme.com/m1abko.....It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#7 posted 04-05-2015 06:47 PM

Good luck with that Arlin…I’ve considered making some pipes myself…not sure I have the patience to lathe one…maybe I’ll free hand one…:D (It will most likely be a miniature one to add to my collection…LOL)

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#8 posted 04-05-2015 06:57 PM

Beautiful pipe rack or stand. what a lovely piece of wood that you saved from the burn pile … I don’t think it’s oak or hickory, My guess is that it is a piece of walnut with the heart wood being so dark and the sapwood being so light … (I’ll be at the whipping post on Tuesday at noon for being wrong)
Any way, it’s a beautiful one of a kind piece and there will never be another one just like it.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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MadJester

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#9 posted 04-05-2015 08:43 PM

Thanks Grumpy! You may be right…it didn’t have the odor of oak or walnut when working it that I can remember…and I know the scent of those woods fairly well…no worries…I won’t strap you to the post!! LOL

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#10 posted 04-06-2015 01:10 AM

Very nice display! Now you need a miniature corncob pipe for your collection.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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MadJester

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#11 posted 04-06-2015 03:00 AM

LOL…Andy, I’ve been contemplating it, but they aren’t quite small enough to fit the collection…I’ve bought a few others that were slightly oversized as well…I’ll probably re-sell them online….:D

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#12 posted 04-06-2015 05:36 AM

Great looking and unique display, Sue! I like the randomness of it, not all lined up. There was a Pipe Swap last year (link here) with lots of making tips and links!
Guess you need to find where they grow the baby corn-on-the-cob for your collection!

-- God bless, Candy

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#13 posted 04-06-2015 06:32 PM

Thats neat I really dig it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#14 posted 04-06-2015 11:22 PM

Thanks Dug!

Candy…maybe I can use those little corns from the Chinese food? Hmmm…..wonder if I could get a hold of some that are not cooked (or soaked in water) yet?

-- Sue~ Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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#15 posted 04-07-2015 12:38 AM

Grow your own, Sue!

-- God bless, Candy

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