Friday, 30 May 2008 18:10

Freehand Egg #83, Sandblast Grade C

Freehand Egg #83, Sandblast
Grade C.

Specs :
Grade: C
Height: 1.8" (46 mm)
Diameter: 1.37" (35 mm)
Overall Length: 5.4 " (138 mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19 mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.5" (39 mm)
Weight: 1.0 oz (31 grams)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a hand cut German Ebonite stem and an integral tenon. Very graceful lines. An interesting blast with straight grain highlights showing through a beautiful ring grain blast. A very light pipe, small in size, but with a generious chamber and excellent balance.

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$265. SOLD November 2007, Thanks!

Specs:
Grade C
Height: 1.72"
Diameter:1.81"
Overall Length: 6"
Chamber Diameter: 3/4"
Chamber Depth: 1.37"

Made from Italian Plateaux briar with a hand cut Ebonite Stem and an Integral tenon.

This grade C Bulldog has very nice birdseye on top and beautiful ring grain blast completely around the entire piece. The pictures simply don't do it justice. The nicest blast I have had yet.

This is a very nice Bulldog with a nice size bowel. Beautifully proportioned. A very fine piece!
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Saturday, 17 May 2008 15:42

Opus 1#59, PokerBash Blast, Grade D

$ 225 Placed, June 2008, Thanks!

Specs:
Grade: D
Height: 2.46"
Diameter: 1.82" at the top
Overall Length: 6.25"
Chamber Diameter: .75"
Chamber Depth: 1.7"
Weight: 54 grams (1.9 oz)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a hand cut Brindle (Cumberland) Stem, pre-ban ivory accent, and Delrin tenon. A very good example of my PokerBash blast--traditional (for this design) dark brown staining on a nice ring grain blast. Subtle hint of straight grain still visible from bellow the blast. Nice smooth birdseye top and bottom.

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Saturday, 16 May 2009 15:35

Opus 1 #58, PokerBash Blast, Grade B

$ 265 Sold, Chicago pipes show, Thanks!

Specs:
Grade: B
Height: 2.43" (62mm)
Diameter: 1.67 " (43mm) at the top
Overall Length: 6.25" (159mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.74" (44mm)
Weight: 1.8 oz (52 grams)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a hand cut Brindal (Cumberland) Stem, pre-ban ivory accent, and Delrin tenon. This is my first PokerBash with more of a Tan or reddish stain. Very nice ring grain blast with the straight grain still visable from bellow it. Nice birdseye top and bottom.

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Thursday, 14 May 2009 15:22

Freehand #64, Blasted Dublin

$ 245 Sold, Thanks!

Specs :
Grade: C
Height: 2.31" (59 mm)
Diameter: 1.71 " (43 mm) side to side at the top and 2.3 (58 mm) front to back.
Overall Length: 6.7" (170 mm)
Chamber Diameter: .80" (20 mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.8" (46 mm)
Weight: 2.75 oz (58 grams)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a unique half saddle hand cut German Ebonite stem with an integral tenon. A large Dublin with a deep craggy ring grain blast with lots of straight showing through the reddish tan blast. This is a large pipe, but feels light for its size. This is the nicest blast I've done to date, and the first done on my own blasting rig.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2009 15:01

Freehand #65, Blasted Grade C Poker

$ 245 Sold 7/23/08, Thanks!

Specs :
Grade: C
Height: 2." (51 mm)
Diameter: 1.66" (42 mm) side to side at the top and 1.9 (48 mm) front to back.
Overall Length: 5.2" (132 mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19 mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.4" (35 mm)
Weight: 1.65 oz (48 grams)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a boxwood endcap and a unique half saddle hand cut Cumberland stem with an integral tenon. A Medium sized and capacity pipe, with a subtle attractive stubbyiness to it. It has spot on drilling, and sports a deep craggy ring grain blast with lots of straight throughout. Reddish highlights show through the dark brown stain, nicely matching the color of the Cumberland stem. This is a very light pipe with excellent balance. A very nice blast on a one of a kind poker shape. A bit of a departure from the bulk of my work to date, and I think something of a break through.

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Monday, 11 May 2009 14:56

Freehand Egg #72, Sandblast

$285, Sold, Thanks!

Specs :
Grade: C
Height: 2" (52 mm)
Diameter: 1.48" (38 mm)
Overall Length: 5.3" (135 mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19 mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.73" (44 mm)
Weight: 1.2 oz (35 grams)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a hand cut German Ebonite stem, boxwood insert, and an integral tenon. Very graceful lines. Wonderful straight grain highlights showing through a beautiful ring grain blast. A very light pipe with excellent balance, which should be an excellent smoker.

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Monday, 29 June 2009 14:42

Opus 2 #78, Blasted Bulldog


$ 225 Sold, Thanks!

Specs:
Grade: D
Height: 1.64" (41mm)
Diameter: 1.73" (44mm) at the top
Overall Length: 5.5" (140mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.1" (28mm)
Weight: 48 grams (1.65 oz)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a hand cut Cumberland full tapered stem with an integral tenon. A graceful but somewhat squat Bulldog with a a hint of Danish influence. Nice ring grain blast. One flaw blasted out a bit and keeps this an affordable grade D. Smallish bowl capacity, which may be just the thing for a nice flake tobacco. I love the look and feel of this piece over all.

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Saturday, 27 June 2009 14:30

Freehand #82 Volcano, Natural Blast

Sold, thanks!

Specs :
Grade: C
Height: 2.0" (50 mm)
Diameter: 1.68 " (43 mm) side to side at the bottom
Overall Length: 6.0 " (153 mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19 mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.5" (38 mm)
Weight: 3.65 oz (104 grams)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a short half saddle hand cut German Ebonite stem with an integral tenon. A graceful yet somewhat stubby Volcano with beyond a doubt my nicest blast yet. Nice deep ring grain completely around the bowl and along the shank with straight grain peaking up from underneath and a very nice birdseye blast on the bottom. This is my first natural blast, and I'm loving it! Light for it's size with nice proportions.

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Sunday, 21 June 2009 02:56

Opus 2 #92, Bulldog, Natural Blast

$245, Sold, Thanks!

Specs:
Grade: C
Height: 1.75" (45 mm)
Diameter: 1.76" (45 mm) at the top
Overall Length: 5.5" (140 mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.31" (33 mm)
Weight: 42 grams (1.45 oz)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a hand cut German Ebonite Half saddle stem with an integral tenon. A graceful Bulldog with Danish influence. A nice deep ring grain blast completely around the bowl and along the shank with straight peaking up through and flowing into a birdseye blast top. A beautiful natural blast! Thick walls and very light.

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