Captains pipe

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Project by alaskadiver posted 12-23-2009 12:35 AM 2435 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a commision for a professional sailor. I tried to keep with the nautical theme with the porthole and general design. The stand is cut from the same piece of Briar so that the grain matches up nicely, also kind of looks like a ship in the trough of a wave. Stained and waxed for a mirror finish. The top bird’s eye grain is from using the outside edge of the briar burl.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams

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#1 posted 12-23-2009 12:50 AM

Very nice, so nice that it almost makes me want to smoke again. You can be proud of this one.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#2 posted 12-23-2009 12:52 AM

A very beautiful and unique design….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 12-23-2009 01:05 AM

very nice

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#4 posted 12-23-2009 01:22 AM

which captain? Herbal life…..... Or captain chronic-al… Really nice work. What a show piece. I mean thats a quality pipe. I dont smoke out of one, but I bet it hurts to see someone put fire to that! What a nice job and great lumber selection. The black handle makes that grain on the pipe jump like a bean.


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#5 posted 12-23-2009 01:32 AM

Classy piece. Really nice work. Is that an original design?

-- jn

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#6 posted 12-23-2009 01:48 AM

that´s not a pibe that´s art and it deserve to be handlet like that with some great tobaco enjoyd in a special moment of the week


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#7 posted 12-23-2009 01:55 AM

Unique pipe very well done.

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#8 posted 12-23-2009 03:29 AM

very cool

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#9 posted 12-23-2009 03:54 AM

Really cool ! I don’t smoke but I’m curious were do you get the mouth piece stem?

You have a great eye for artistic shape you should try your hand at carving a display piece!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#10 posted 12-23-2009 08:27 AM

Thanks for the comments, the pipe gets filled with tobacco quite often and I’m luck enough to see the owner when he makes landfall back in Alaska. If you want to try your hand at pipe making talk to the folks at Pimo Pipecraft
Good service, and products.

-- "Nothing is worse than a brilliant picture of a fuzzy concept"--Ansel Adams

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#11 posted 12-23-2009 10:31 AM

Beautiful and unique design and fine craftsmanship.

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking

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#12 posted 12-23-2009 10:50 PM

What a beautiful piece of sculpture. Great proportions and sensuous lines. Great job!

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#13 posted 12-24-2009 06:16 AM

very cool design..i dont smoke, but wouldnt mind some apple flavored tabaco and a few draws…....very well done..all aspects…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 12-25-2009 03:17 AM

Those are nice pipes!!

Was looking at one of those pipe sites, they want 850 and up for those things! WOW!

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

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