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Discussion in 'Pipe Dreams' started by bellyman, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. bellyman

    bellyman Moderator Staff Member

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    So I found a stick.
    Definitely a hardwood and as I was surrounded by olive and cork trees I'm assuming it's one of the two.
    Brought the stick home with the intention of making a pipe but I had no tools...
    Off I go to the local hardware shop and come home with a Stanley knife and a 22mm spade bit.
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    Many many hours and thousands of chips later, I end up with this.
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    No forstner bit to finish the depth, no saw to cut it to length, no wire to solder it up so I put it away for back in Belgium.
     
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  2. bellyman

    bellyman Moderator Staff Member

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    Enthused by my first stick, I pick up another.
    This time I have a saw!
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    Lovely wavey grain but as hard as hell.
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    Let's get whittling.
    I knew this would happen sooner or later but both thumbs at the same time...
    That takes next level stupidity.
    Game over!
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    That put an end to whittling but this arrived today so I can progress when I have time

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    To be continued...
     
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  3. cliveh2

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    Looking good so far, very interested to see them finished, I have always fancied a pipe.
    When they being released to the public
     
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  4. MavicP

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    You're not supposed to do that to your thumbs...:11:
     
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  5. rew

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    Very impressive BM. I admire your skill and tenacity
     
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  6. Discomatt

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    love it!
     
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  7. rew

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    Perhaps Hank can find you a nice stick
     
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  8. BigCloud

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    doing a proper job no pain no gain as they say ;) looks great so far
    keeping my eyes peeled on this
     
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  9. Discomatt

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    Only problem is once he's got one he A) won't give it back and B) eats it !
    I have most of the tools id need to make one actually.
     
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  10. bellyman

    bellyman Moderator Staff Member

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    I was kind of pleased I had no tools, the whittling was very therapeutic.

    The bleeding less so.
     
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