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Figured Brazilian Cherry Tobacco Pipe

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Project by jordanp posted 12-12-2013 05:59 PM 1257 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did a little research and seeing other people use this wood for pipes, It seems to be a non-toxic wood (burning/smoke) It is very difficult to carve due to the density though.

The entire pipe was carved by hand with a chisel and rasp after it was cut to rough shape.
The bowl is 7/8’s and the stem is from an antique pipe i’ve had for years.

finished with 2000 Grit sand paper, Olive Oil and wax.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy





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489tad

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#1 posted 12-12-2013 07:55 PM

Nice job Jordan. How does it smoke?

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 12-12-2013 07:56 PM

That’s a sweet piece of wood, Jordan, nice shape on the bowl.

I’ve carved a couple of pipes from pipestone, but have always been intrigued by wood…does the store bought stem screw into your bowl, or just a round peg in a round hole?

Thanks for sharing!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 12-12-2013 08:12 PM

Most all the stems have a tenon on them or you can buy/make a tenon that will fit your pipe.
There are a few standard sizes but they do vary.

I haven’t smoked this one yet, this one will probably be a gift for someone.

Here is a good site for Stems
http://www.pimopipecraft.com/round.html

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#4 posted 12-12-2013 08:20 PM

I like it. An unusual bowl shape, what is the inspiration for it? I got got caught up in making Christmas presents and never finished mine.

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#5 posted 12-12-2013 08:38 PM

Original Design (as far as i know) I knew I wanted it to sit on a table, so I shaped the front with a curve and the rest was just freestyling. no drawings no plans just Improv woodworking around here.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#6 posted 12-12-2013 08:49 PM

Smoking hot.
Lovely pipe.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 12-12-2013 09:08 PM

Thanks for the link, Jordan.

I think I’m already hooked…what nice gifts!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#8 posted 12-12-2013 09:11 PM

Nice looking pipe. I am a pipe smoker, not many of us around.

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#9 posted 12-13-2013 01:28 AM

nice work, the wood looks great.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#10 posted 12-13-2013 08:33 AM

Very nice looking pipe. When I used to smoke, I really liked smoking a pipe. These days I use a pipe to smoke other things…to help my bad back and to sleep at night.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#11 posted 12-13-2013 10:56 AM

I’m interested how this turns out.
Brazilian Cherry, aka Jatoba smells horrid when it’s burned….The regulars who pick up firewood from the shop typically don’t want it(or they only want it once!).

-- Wisdom begins in wonder. Socrates

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#12 posted 12-13-2013 03:10 PM

Hmmm…I wondered about the flavor of burning Jatoba?

What types of woods are friendly to the taste buds? And pretty? :)

I notice a lot of pipe vendors selling the briar for bowls…$$$...

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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jordanp

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#13 posted 12-13-2013 03:45 PM

Keep in mind your not smoking the wood your smoking the tobacco..
Once you carbonize the bowl any taste or smell from the wood should be completely gone.
Other common pipe woods: Cherry. Maple, (most fruit woods)

Briar is the best for pipe making, Very tight grain doesn’t get hot, very strong and light weight.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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#14 posted 12-13-2013 04:03 PM

Thanks, Jordan. I should’ve thought of fruit woods, duh! Guess I’ll splurge and get a couple pieces of briar…and I have some small chunks of Apple…mmm…

I’ve used Elk antler for a few ceremonial pipe bowls…have one in progress now that’s 18” long, covered with leather and fringe and glass beads, cedar mouth piece…but the horrid taste never goes away. Same with pipestone or slate or soapstone…don’t like the flavor personally. But, I’ve got a small collection growing. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#15 posted 12-14-2013 01:00 AM

I enjoy smoking a pipe but never made one. I like your design too. Really nice.

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