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Ipe and Cherry "Wizard" pipe

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Project by TonyArru posted 05-15-2018 01:06 PM 547 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently saw someone on youtube making tobacco pipes and it really inspired me to make my own. Honestly I have always wanted to try this, but could never figure out how to make such a long curved stem…until now.
To make the stem, I re-sawed two thin strips of Ipe on my bandsaw then ran a very shallow dato down the middle of entire length of the thin strips of ipe (this dato would act as one half of my air way). Then I glued the two strips together, datos facing each other, to make an air way that is exactly as wide as my table saw blade. Then clamped the stem into a curved form that I made to give it some shape. After it came out of the form about 24 hours later, I shaped it using my disc sander, files, rasp and sandpaper.
To make the bowl, it was simply turned on the lathe from a beautiful piece of Cherry that a friend gave me. I shaped the bowl, then drilled as small air hole down through the middle. I drilled a mortise into the side of the bowl to accept the tennon at the end of the pipe and used CA glue to bond the two pieces together.

Thanks for looking!





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-15-2018 02:12 PM

Very neat pipe. I was just going to ask how you got that hole in there and then I read about the dado!!
Jim

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#2 posted 05-15-2018 02:27 PM

Thanks Jim…Id like to make some more of these hopefully the design improves a bit. The dado trick was my own thinking (meaning, I have not personally seen anyone else do that as of yet) Im sure someone has….
Your projects are great too…I love that lamp you made!

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#3 posted 05-15-2018 02:46 PM

cool design,nice work.

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#4 posted 05-15-2018 08:17 PM

Awesome job!

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#5 posted 05-16-2018 12:02 PM

Thank you Eric and Jim!

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#6 posted 08-10-2018 03:14 AM

Very Nice.

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