The Evolution of a Pipe
Here, the bowl has been roughed, and the remaining
materials are selected. The acylic disk, mammoth ivory and rough
stem are pictured. These will all come together into a beautiful
pipe. Hard to imagine...
Here, the tenon has been cut and fitted to the pipe,
the acrylic disk and ivory have been carefully fitted...
A little more shaping of the bowl, and some careful
fine work done, and things are starting to look pretty good...
A little work on the shank, some final polishing to
the stem, and ensuring that the critical fit of the parts is
perfect. Now, time to rusticate...
The wood is beautifully colored, and very even, so
this one will remain a natural. All that's left is a coat of
wax, and the logo for the stem...
A gorgeous little pipe is born!