Peace pipe

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Project by Tom Regnier posted 01-28-2018 11:08 PM 323 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was working on a few projects this weekend and during glue ups I started playing around on my new lathe.

First off, I’m neither a smoker nor a Native American but I thought this would be a great project to practice some new skills with. I’ve been told that lathes can be addicting and they sure were right…I never got back to my glue ups!

Both pipes measure about 15” long and are tapered down towards the mouthpiece end. I started with about an 1” 1/2 square and ripped them in half then cut a small grove on the table saw and re-glued them to make the air hole. I turned the bowls…one is cherry, the other is maple, and fit the bottom with a 5/8 round tenon into the pipe stem. The bowl is 1 1/4 round, done with a forstner bit.

I finished it with some carnuaba wax and all that’s left is to give it a smoke. It might be a good conversation piece around a campfire sometime this summer!
Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-29-2018 12:47 AM

Living in Ca…with the new laws, you might be on to something. Very nice! Looking forward to getting a lathe myself.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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#2 posted 01-29-2018 11:50 AM

Good playing on your lathe, you are real pro!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 01-29-2018 02:43 PM

Very Nice and Well Done Tom!

-- I Take My Kids Everywhere! The Problem Is, They Keep Finding Their Way Back Home! (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#4 posted 01-29-2018 03:16 PM

These are very nice piece pipes.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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