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Project by Jimthecarver posted 09-29-2013 10:36 PM 1084 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend was giving away some wood {black walnut & apple} and ask if a guy like me could use some.
I could’nt turn it down… but after loading up a nice uncut log about 6’ long and 6” across. I ask if I could pay him for such a nice amount of wood. He said “No!.... But I would like one of those pipes you make”.
I thought it was only fitting to give a pipe from each type of wood. A stand to hold the set for him to display.
Poly finish.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Eric in Central Florida.

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#1 posted 09-29-2013 11:10 PM

Sounds like you both made out pretty good !
Nice job on those pipes & the stand Jim !

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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#2 posted 09-29-2013 11:14 PM

Nice work. Do you turn these on the long axis part and then carve the bowl part by hand?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#3 posted 09-29-2013 11:20 PM

Great deal, nice pipes. I have not heard that term since I was in the Army 40 years ago

-- Norman

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#4 posted 09-30-2013 12:25 AM

The long axis is turned first…then I turn the bowl and add the burnt lines.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#5 posted 09-30-2013 12:28 AM

One thing is for sure Jim…... if that guy ever is looking to get rid of some more wood, you will be at the top of his list. Very nice work… and while both of them are beautiful pipes…. that contrast on the apple sets it off. Nice work!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#6 posted 09-30-2013 01:39 PM

Great pipes! Could you share your process a little more with us? Long axis first then bowl? Did you make special chucks or work holders? How about a few more pics in a blog maybe? Sure would be nice and a very unique turning and gifts!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#7 posted 09-30-2013 01:44 PM

Really nice.. Very nice base also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 09-30-2013 07:30 PM

Gorgeous pipes – The apple looks fantastic with that demarcation between sap/heart wood.

Just fine fine work.

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#9 posted 10-02-2013 02:23 PM

Beautiful pipes made from gorgeous woods. Like the stand, showcases well the beauties. I’m sure friend loves them. Excellent job!

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