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This is a pipe for a friend. It’s cross cut from a piece of bodark (Osage Orange).
Merry Christmas everyone!!
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#1 posted 12-23-2009 02:32 AM
Nice pipe! How long is it? I’ve been making my pipes out of oak. They’re about 5” long and have a 5/32” hole drilled through to a 3/8” diameter bowl made with a Forstner bit. The rough blank is 3/4” square. The 5/32” hole runs parallel 1/8” from the bottom edge. The “bowl hole” depth stops about 1/8” before it breaks through. Then I sand the shape I want using my 4×36” bench sander. I’ve given away several pipes to friends and everyone seems to like what I’ve done. Yours is quite unique. Looks like you turned the barrel portion on a lathe and hand-carved the bowl. The finish looks really nice. I think I’ll make a few like yours and see how they turn out. Merry Christmas to you, too.
-- Wayne, Utah,www.waynewerk.com
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#2 posted 12-23-2009 02:42 AM
a one of a kind pipe good job
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#3 posted 12-23-2009 04:38 AM
Nice pipe!Smokem if ya got em’!
-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.
#4 posted 12-23-2009 04:22 PM
I use the Osage because it is so hard, it will take alot of heat before it starts to burn the wood. The pipe is about 5 1/2” long. I used a 5/8 Forstner bit for the bowl. The stem I turn on the lathe and the bowl I shape with files and then sandpaper. I polish it out from the files to about 12000 grit. The pipes I have made in the past I cut with the grain this one was cut across. I blew out a couple of them trying to turn the stem. But the grain stands out alot better this way.
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