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Project by Mike posted 01-18-2011 06:49 AM 1258 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some pipes I’ve done, all were done on the lathe. the more figured wood is an ash burl, others are walnut or cherry.

I haven’t posted anything for a while, so I thought I would

-- One does things through mania, through obsession, through an automatic need that escapes understanding.





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BurningLizard

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#1 posted 01-18-2011 08:56 AM

Right-on man, I’ve made some pipes like that. Two separate turnings then one jammed into the other. Least that’s how I did it. Those that you did look like there might have been some carving going on too. I like the exaggerated shapes and sizes for the bowls.

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rivergirl

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#2 posted 01-18-2011 01:17 PM

Niiiiccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeeee. Tommy Chong is smiling. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 01-18-2011 03:11 PM

Nice, you have encouraged me to give it a try.

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Mike

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#4 posted 01-18-2011 07:09 PM

Its such a fun and easy project, and as a bonus each one has to be tested for quality purposes.

-- One does things through mania, through obsession, through an automatic need that escapes understanding.

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bmorewoodwork

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#5 posted 01-18-2011 09:24 PM

Nice pipes I want to make some!!

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD http://baltimorewoodworking.com/

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Bradford

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#6 posted 01-19-2011 02:07 PM

Are those smoke ready? Or do they still need a finish?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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Mike

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#7 posted 01-20-2011 12:41 AM

I don’t like to put much finish on them, I sand to 2000 grit then either put them into rotation right away or put a little clear varnish (food safe of course) on the stem and outside of the bowl.

-- One does things through mania, through obsession, through an automatic need that escapes understanding.

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DanEGood

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#8 posted 01-20-2011 01:52 AM

I’m inspired !! I would think salad bowl finish would work well here.

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Mike

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#9 posted 01-20-2011 05:30 AM

that’s what i was talking about, the food safe bowl varnish

-- One does things through mania, through obsession, through an automatic need that escapes understanding.

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rance

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#10 posted 01-20-2011 05:53 AM

Some interesting pipes there Mike. So you stuff the bowl with dried leaves, light em on fire, then inhale the smoke into your lungs, and you’re worried about making sure you use a food-safe finish? :) You’re killing me. :D Nice job on the finish though.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#11 posted 03-06-2011 01:20 AM

I’ve been wanting to make one. What do you have to do to make it smoke ready? What words are best and safest for smoking?

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 03-06-2011 02:23 PM

I think you meant to say wood not words. LOL But it cracked me up for some reason?

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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