Grecian briar wood pipe

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Project by Spoontaneous posted 04-15-2009 04:50 AM 4324 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the only ‘real’ pipe I’ve ever made and the only piece of mine that won an award. The pic doesn’t show it but there is negative space between the claws and the bowl. Still have this and am often tempted to go back and rework the transition between pipe and stem.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#1 posted 04-15-2009 04:52 AM

Has to be one of the coolest pipes I’ve ever seen. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 06:14 AM

That’s the cats very cool. is this were all the burnt matches come from?

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 01:39 PM

beautiful Briar pipe. Not many people make them anymore.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 04-15-2009 06:30 PM

Beautiful pipe. I bought some 80 yr. old briars a few years ago when I had an interest in pipe making. I’ve been hesitant in cutting into them. They are about 8” diameter. Any hints on precedures with them? Is this wood similar to Manzanita?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 08:55 PM

I love it. Excelent work.

-- Scott - Houston, Texas

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#6 posted 04-15-2009 11:10 PM

Beautiful!!!!!! Great job on that. Think there may be some pipes coming up now. I know I’ve thought of it.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#7 posted 04-17-2009 02:43 PM

MNH ~ I found the briar fairly easy to work with… pleasant, although if I remember, it might have been a little brittle. Of course, like any root, it can have voids and inclusions. I haven’t really worked with manzanita so I can’t compare. You have some of the prettiest wood. Do you mind sharing your source???

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#8 posted 04-10-2010 01:50 PM

This is really a beautyful pibe, I have to do one, I even smoke them, and probaly have 20 or so, but never made one…

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

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