|Project by MadMark||posted 12-21-2015 01:54 PM||935 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Been making a series of boxed pipes. The small boxes are cheap pine milled out of 2×4 scraps. The boxes have slide top and come in ebony or natural. The larger boxes come with lexan tops and storage for a lighter and various accessories. All boxes and lids are precisely made to a 1/32” tolerances.The boxes are glued with standard Elmer’s Carpenters glue spread for 100% coverage.
The pipes are cherry or jatoba and hand formed into both classic and modern pipe shapes. All are based on a 5/4 square x 6” blank and have 5/8” bowls with 3/16” ID stems. The stems have to be drilled in two parts since the drill press travel is under 3”. Once the drill press has piloted the stem the remaining stem is drilled by hand with a special extra long bit. The bowl is drilled first so you can see when the stem drill hits the bowl. Here you can see three pipes at various stages of sanding, we go through OSS sand first, then belt, orbital and finally hand:
Everything is finished with several coats of urethane cut 1:1 with mineral spirits for deep rich grain. The ‘pretty’ side was selected during the layout process to bring out the best grain possible in the completed item.
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