Briar Pipe

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Project by Michaelgurrado posted 09-08-2014 01:54 AM 1475 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Briar wood pipe was all hand carved and carefully sanded to its shape. I had to work with a few Knot holes in it but even with those holes i managed to carve a nice pipe and a few knots give it some character. The worst knot i had was in the wooden part of the stem, the hole went completely through the stem and the pipe would not function properly with it so i had to cut the stem down. I sanded this pipe very thorough working my way up the grits from 120 grit all the way to 1000 grit. I then buffed it with a cotton cloth, it has a nice smooth feel and nice sheen to it. I then bent the pipe stem to a shape that i liked and thought went well with the flow of the pipe.

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#1 posted 09-08-2014 03:40 AM

That is a seriously wicked pipe and the time you put into sanding was well worth it. Great piece.

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 01:14 PM

Love it. As an occasional pipe smoker myself, I really appreciate the effort that goes into these little works of art. Yours is an excellent example. Well done.

-- Scott Morrison, Montana,

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#3 posted 09-08-2014 01:26 PM

Cool pipe :) Very nice job!


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#4 posted 09-08-2014 07:24 PM

Thank you everyone! I really take pride in what I do and I try to improve my skills every chance I get. I really appreciate all of the feedback.

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#5 posted 09-09-2014 04:09 AM

Very nice! Love the direction you took with the look. Natural and stylish all at the same time.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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