Today s work consists of a new finish.Untill I think of a better name I guess it will be called a black and tan cabernet. Many thanx to Trevor Talbert for cracking the mysterey of how to get a good consistent black understain which had been deviling me for years.
I started out making a freehand special order for a pipe shop. Block looked pretty average to me. I made my first cut and realized I was into smething very special. I went back and drew a more interesting shape. I made a rough top dublin with a hawkbill type shank for my friend Bob a few weeks ao and decided this block would work well for that shape. I sweated out the shaping and decided to try a finish I had been thinking about the nite before.( this pipe is for sale on the web catalog)
Yesterday I used the black understain with bascially the old light red finish over top for the 5 pipe set. Today I wanted to experiment with putting the Pristine stain over top of the black. The results were very good. I m having a little trouble getting the contrast in colors to show with my digital camera but I ll work on it. Having good results with the finish I immediatley finished a special order fo Doc Elder with the same. Doc and I had gone back and forth a few times until I finally got what he wanted. I guess it could be called a tomato. Anyway here are the pipes:
UB 245- 3 star straight grain