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Pipe Making #2: Some whittling

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Blog entry by Rick M. posted 11-19-2013 09:05 AM 785 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Used the chip carving knife I made awhile back, it’s a great whittler but nicked my thumb along the way which you can see the Roy spots. And the stems came in today. A little more whittling then need to get this baby dried.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|



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#1 posted 11-19-2013 10:20 AM

Pipe dreams. Looks great so far.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-19-2013 04:49 PM

Haha, “Roy spots”. He does tend to leave DNA on his work.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#3 posted 11-19-2013 10:01 PM

You gonna leave the bowl plain like that? Or maybe carve a face of some sort on it? (think Meerschaum style :-)

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#4 posted 11-19-2013 10:11 PM

After it dries, whatcha gonna put in it to smoke?
Something to take the pain form all those nicks go away?

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#5 posted 11-19-2013 10:32 PM

Holy smoke. Looking good.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 03:00 AM

I refined the shape a little today, not enough to warrant another picture but it does look better. The shank ended up a little narrower than I wanted due to a little goof on the lathe but I’m hoping it will look alright.

@Joe, I am thinking on it. Won’t be a face but I do plan on rusticating the bottom where I whittled. It might stay the way it is with knife marks or I might try carving a surface texture. So the top will be smooth but the bottom will be rough. Then I’ll accent the rough part with some dye or stain. It’s a learning experience, I don’t expect the first one to be perfect.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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