Todays work consists of some accidental pipes for the web store as well as one special order. The reason they were accidental goes like this. About every two weeks I send pipes that need to be sandblasted out to Curt Rollar who still has the sandblasting equipment in PA. During the Christmas pipe season I try to get shipment out weekly and often have to scramble to come up with the min. 10 pipes. The first 9 came normally, special orders, pipe ideas I tried but could not be smooth. The last one I forced... I went into a box of half finished pipes I keep under the lathe. I never know what I ll find in there as these are pipes that get rejected for one reason or another. Usually I m trying for a smooth special order and once I see I won t be able to do it, I just go on to another block, and the pipe goes into the bin for "future work"
Into this bin I went, looking for a Blast.... 3 pipes later after a nite of trying I got these three pipes whcih were just too nice to blast. The next morning I got " lucky" and was able to send the pipes out on Tuesday, I should have them ready for next week..
US 108 SUNSET SIZE 5 ONE STAR
UB 481 MOCHA SIZE 4 ONE STAR
BT 149 SIZE 4
The last pipe is a special order for Elliot Landy.This is his second of my pipes and he asked me to make him a Catalog Rhodesian in the new Coral finish. I don thtink I ve made very many Coral Rhos, most of the rough finishes are Blasts.
I decided to try to save the rings and leave the top smooth. It was a lot of careful work using the very imprecise Coralizing tool but he and I were happy with the results. Here is what he had to say after receiving the pix below:
"Oh My God!...Is that mine?????
That pipe is...<wipes tear from eye>...I can't find a word! I love your Coral work but the double lines add a touch of class that really "really kicks it up a notch". Superb... ..but yes, you can use my name in anything regarding your website/business.
It's kinda funny btw, I have been contemplating a Mark Tinsky pipe for over two years now...but at my age(43) I am starting to show signs of being resistant to change LOL. May I mention I really am impressed with your son's pipes, my 9 year old boy(youngest) is a chip off the old block as well, and I will be waiting patiently for new creations. Thank you...thank you! "
A note: Glenn is returning from Chef school in mid Dec for approx. 2 months before he leaves to continue his studies in France. He s looking forward to making pipes again. I ll post them as they come
Since working on the above pipe I played around with a two tone finish that I m pretty happy with . I m calling it " Candy Coral".Very dark almost black undertones with a redish highlight. Of course the camera doesn t quite pick this up but I hope to have this problem worked out shortly
BT 151 Black & Tan with Candy Coral Size 6
The next pipe is a prototype for a special order:
BT 150 Size 4 Black & Tan Full bent Volcano
Previous Today s Work
|Paul & Mark||4/10/03||4/23/03||5/4/03||5/7/03||5/22/03||5//23/03||5/30/03||6/11/03||7/1/03|