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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:55 am 
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Am about to go into doing stems and this is a fantastic tutorial. I have an old craftsman belt sander which I am going to use. Should be interesting, to say the least. I suspect Vermont Freehand will be getting a bit more business from me re: rod stock!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:50 am 
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I just finished my first few hand cut stems and I was glued to the pictorial the whole time. Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:21 pm 
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Thank you so much for doing this!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:37 pm 
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I learned so many things from going through this tutorial/pictorial, thank you so much.

I'll be rummaging through the threads to see what other gems like this I can find.

Is there a collection of links or posts that could be handed off to a 'painful level' newbie such as myself?

:hungry:


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:05 pm 
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SmokeyBert wrote:
I learned so many things from going through this tutorial/pictorial, thank you so much.

I'll be rummaging through the threads to see what other gems like this I can find.

Is there a collection of links or posts that could be handed off to a 'painful level' newbie such as myself?

:hungry:


On the board index, read through all the stickies first. A lot of that will be helpful for you. Then just make pipes and post one in the gallery when you think you're finished. When you have questions, search for your question on the forum and you'll probably find the answer. Pipedia also has some helpful articles if you're looking for reading material to get you started.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:06 pm 
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SmokeyBert wrote:
I learned so many things from going through this tutorial/pictorial, thank you so much.

I'll be rummaging through the threads to see what other gems like this I can find.

Is there a collection of links or posts that could be handed off to a 'painful level' newbie such as myself?

:hungry:


On the board index, read through all the stickies first. A lot of that will be helpful for you. Then just make pipes and post one in the gallery when you think you're finished. When you have questions, search for your question on the forum and you'll probably find the answer. Pipedia also has some helpful articles if you're looking for reading material to get you started.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:39 pm 
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sandahlpipe wrote:
On the board index, read through all the stickies first. A lot of that will be helpful for you. Then just make pipes and post one in the gallery when you think you're finished.


TY, I'm in info overload right now hopping all over reading everything I can. I should just go through everything from top to bottom in order =)

I have a question for you Sir; is there any chance you have or would do a walk through on something like your twisted horn pipe here: http://sandahlpipe.com/pipe-gallery/?id=512581332198519

I wouldn't be surprised if that pipe involves trade secrets! And what an amazing piece. This is the type of wood work I do / am interested in, more towards the artistic side. I really enjoy really artistic or really rustic woodwork of all types.

And some day 40 years or so from now I may be able to make something as beautiful as that horn pipe of yours, maybe.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:08 pm 
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SmokeyBert wrote:
TY, I'm in info overload right now hopping all over reading everything I can. I should just go through everything from top to bottom in order =)

I have a question for you Sir; is there any chance you have or would do a walk through on something like your twisted horn pipe here: http://sandahlpipe.com/pipe-gallery/?id=512581332198519

I wouldn't be surprised if that pipe involves trade secrets! And what an amazing piece. This is the type of wood work I do / am interested in, more towards the artistic side. I really enjoy really artistic or really rustic woodwork of all types.

And some day 40 years or so from now I may be able to make something as beautiful as that horn pipe of yours, maybe.


Thanks, man! There aren't really any secrets to it, just a lot of work by hand. The flutes are carved by a combination of sanding discs, rotary rasps, rotary sanding discs, and curved-blade carving knives. Then it's just hours and hours of hand sanding through all the grits. Anyone can make one, it just takes time. I think that piece took me about 33 hours to finish.

As far as the artistic side is concerned, I'm still learning what makes a graceful shape. I'm working on trying to become more nuanced than bold in my approach. I've tried hard to learn the discipline of making classics for the past year or so and can recommend starting with the simple shapes so you learn what to look for before branching out into the creative.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:05 pm 
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sandahlpipe wrote:
SmokeyBert wrote:
As far as the artistic side is concerned, I'm still learning what makes a graceful shape. I'm working on trying to become more nuanced than bold in my approach. I've tried hard to learn the discipline of making classics for the past year or so and can recommend starting with the simple shapes so you learn what to look for before branching out into the creative.


This sounds like great advice. I imagine after a few more glorious failures I will be able to force myself to back up and try some basics. :lol:

My best one so far: thinking I could free hand via dremel tool an angled countersunk stem joint hole in the side of the bowl material. (I don't have the technical lingo down well enough yet but I'm sure you get the idea)

I am too embarrassed to even post a pic and would prefer it never see the light of day.

P.S. Despite the free hand dremmel attempt I'm not completely insane btw, the pipe is my first and made from hardwoods I found walking out in the woods with the intention of a learning exercise and I had planned on making the entire thing by hand as an intentional rustic piece. Think: Tom Sawyer rustic. :wink: Hell if it actually works (attempting another spot on the other side of the bowl with drill bits) I may even post a pic some day.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:18 am 
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This is a really helpful tutorial. Wish I'd looked through it before jumping in and butchering a bunch of acrylic stock! :) Oh well, now I get to try another approach.

-Pat


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:39 pm 
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Really appreciate the detail of the pics and descriptions.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:16 am 
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Using this today for my first shot at a tapered stem.

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