Friday, July 29, 2011

The Wizard's Beard

Finally I've finished another pipe. Another Wizard freehand pipe, and this time it's the Wizards Beard. I played around with the ball and ring freehand stem a bit for some variation as well as giving it a strong bend. It came out well

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Wave

The Wave is a revisit to the design of the mistake pipe. It is a bit larger, and also I calculated the holes correctly so they would not come out the side of the pipe. this is also the darkest finish I have done on a pipe just using the black stain. The wood color gives it the reddish hints.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Juggling Work

    Sorry it's been so long between pipes again. I've been quite busy refinishing a condo. My last wood project was for a brother in law (not the one who got the pipe at Christmas), check out his stuff at userfriendlyhardware. So for his birthday I made him some juggling clubs. It was a great chance to play around with the new lathe. The clubs are 20" long and weigh 10 oz. I had bought a cheap plastic club as a pattern and it is 20" long and weighs 8 oz. I think I can drop the 2 oz. if use more cedar and less pine and redwood. I finished them with a semi-gloss polyurethane. 

      I know it's not a pipe but I wanted to show that I have been doing something. I'm working on a couple of pipes and I hope to try my hand at turning some cups soon.