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    A friend collects smoking pipes. His wife showed me a picture of a pipe rack( priced at over $400) and asked if I could make one like it. So with pilfered pipe in hand, I set at it. This is what I came up with. I laminated camaru and purple heart and used stainless steel for the tubes. I had to sneak the pipe back to the owner so I added a Dalek for the picture

    From the "deep south" part of Canada

    Richard in Smithville

    http://richardspensandthings.blogspot.com/

  • #2
    Very nice. I am not a pipe smoker any more, but something like that would have been the "cat's meow", as they say.

    Question: are the cuts for the bowls of the pipes tapered? And if so, how did you cut them?

    Again, great work. Regards, Steve.

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    • #3
      Nice work and combination of woods! The Purpleheart swoing in the bottom of the bowl cups looks good.
      Don, aka Pappy,

      Wise men talk because they have something to say,
      Fools because they have to say something.
      Plato

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      • #4
        Great looking rack (not moose or women ). The stainless tubing goes well with the look. Did you use a core box bit for the bowls? Nice finish. What did you use?
        .

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        • #5
          Hi guys. Thanks for the compliments. Before I laminated the bases, I cut through the camaru with a forstner bit, going from both sides to stop tearout, then ran a bearing guided chamfer bit with my router to give the shape. I got a little burning but I think it adds to the look.

          I finished with circa's tung and teak oil.
          From the "deep south" part of Canada

          Richard in Smithville

          http://richardspensandthings.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Richard in Smithville View Post
            Hi guys. Thanks for the compliments. Before I laminated the bases, I cut through the camaru with a forstner bit, going from both sides to stop tearout, then ran a bearing guided chamfer bit with my router to give the shape. I got a little burning but I think it adds to the look.

            I finished with circa's tung and teak oil.

            A clever procedure for the bowls. They sure look like they're curved.
            .

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            • #7
              Nice job all around Richard!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Richard in Smithville View Post
                Before I laminated the bases, I cut through the camaru with a forstner bit, going from both sides to stop tearout, then ran a bearing guided chamfer bit with my router to give the shape. I got a little burning but I think it adds to the look.
                Consider that a stolen idea! I've been noodling through an idea for a stationary box which requires a tray with three bins for paper clips and odds and ends. The easiest way to to do it is with a box core bit, but they're expensive. Your idea is way better!

                Nice rack!

                JR
                JR

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                • #9
                  That is really nice Richard! I like the idea of laminated wood!
                  Turaj (in Toronto)
                  "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading!" Henny Youngman

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                  • #10
                    Love your choice of woods in this project, they look great together and with the Stainless steel tubes.
                    Larry R. Rogers
                    The Samurai Wood Butcher
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                    • #11
                      Nice Work. Dr. Who fans will be impressed
                      I reject your reality and substitute my own.

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                      • #12
                        Thank you for all the kind words. I delivered to the customer yesterday( who promptly handed it over to her husband) and they were both at a loss for words.
                        From the "deep south" part of Canada

                        Richard in Smithville

                        http://richardspensandthings.blogspot.com/

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                        • #13
                          Wow Richard! That is gorgeous. I smoke the occasional pipe. I have a 3-pipe rack but it is not nearly as nice as that one.
                          David

                          The chief cause of failure in this life is giving up what you want most for what you want at the moment.

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                          • #14
                            Ya it is really very nice work of wood. i am also a pipe smoker but i use glass pipes most but i also used wooden pipes and they are also very good.you designed them very well and the rack is also good.

                            cheers!!

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