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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Thursday, 25 June 2009 14:09

Freehand #76, Smooth Poker w/ Antler

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Specs:
Grade: C
Height: 2.25" (57mm)
Diameter: 2.1" (54mm) front to back,
1.77" (45mm) side to side
Overall Length: 5.5" (139mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.61" (41mm)
Weight: 49 grams (1.7 oz)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a hand cut German Ebonite stem, antler accent, and integral tenon. A graceful Freehand Poker with beautiful straight grain on the sides of the bowl and shank flowing from very nice birdseye top and bottom. The grain falls out a little on the front and back of the bowl; it's clean except for a small flaw in the nomenclature area. This small flaw, and a bit of discoloration in the soft areas of the antler keep this an affordable grade C.

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Friday, 19 June 2009 02:42

Freehand Poker #71, Partial Blast

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Specs :
Grade: C
Height: 2.37" (60 mm)
Diameter: 1.80" (45 mm) side to side at top
Diameter: 2.26 " (57 mm) front to back at top
Overall Length: 5.4" (137 mm)
Chamber Diameter: .79" (20 mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.4" (36 mm)
Weight: 1.8 oz (52 grams)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a hand cut German Ebonite stem, boxwood insert, and an integral tenon. A semi asymmetric freehand poker sporting a graceful flare flowing into nice plateaux with a little smooth leading down into the bowl. Wonderful straight grain highlights showing through a beautiful ring grain blast. flowing up from very nice birdseye on the bottom. A very light pipe for its size with good balance.

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Saturday, 25 July 2009 22:40

Freehand #90, Poker w/Boxwood

$225, Placed, Thanks!

This pipe was selected for Gallery 109's Winter Exhibition, "Recent Work". Available at Gallery 109 (109 N. Third St., Murray, KY) and from their website "Purchase Fine Art".

Specs :
Grade: D
Height: 2.4" (61 mm)
Diameter Front to back: 2.3 " (61 mm)
Diameter Side to side: 1.86" (47 mm)
Overall Length: 6.0 " (155 mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19 mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.45" (37 mm)
Weight: 2 oz (57 grams)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a hand cut German Ebonite stem, boxwood insert, and an integral tenon. This pipe has very graceful lines and a nice ring grain blast with straight showing up through flowing from a smooth birdseye bottom. Very thick walls, yet a nice light pipe for it's size with excellent balance. Issues keeping this an affordable grade D: A small flaw in the smooth portion of the shank near the stem and another at the very top inside the chamber. I also slipped while stamping the "H" in the nomenclature. All visible in the pics.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2009 21:43

Freehand #109, Partially Blasted Poker

$ 225 (Chicago Preview)

Specs :
Grade: D
Height: 1.75" (44mm)
Diameter front to back: 2.0" (51mm)
Diameter side to side: 1.76" (45mm)
Overall Length: 5.0" (128mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.26" (32mm)
Weight: 1.1 oz (32g)

Made from Italian Plateaux Briar with a hand cut Cumberland stem and an integral tenon.

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$265 Sold, Thanks!

Specs:

Grade C
Height: 2.25 " (57 mm)
Diameter front to back: 2.1" (54 mm)
Diameter side to side: 1.78 " (45 mm)
Overall Length: 5.37" (136 mm)
Chamber Diameter: .76" (19 mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.57" (40 mm)
Weight: 1.8 oz (52 grams)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a hand cut German Ebonite stem, integral tenon, and an antler accent. Nice ring grain blast with straight grain detail. Thick walls with nice bowl capacity. Nicely balanced and light for its size.

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Monday, 09 August 2010 22:01

Freehand #93, Smooth Poker w/Ebony

$ 325 Placed

Specs:
Grade: B
Height: 2.3'" (58mm)
Diameter: 2.2" (56mm) front to back,
1.84" (47mm) side to side
Overall Length: 5.5" (139mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.6" (40mm)
Weight: 49 grams (1.70 oz)

Made from Italian Plateaux with a Black and White Ebony end cap, a hand cut German Ebonite stem with an integral tenon. A beautiful freehand Poker with a mix of straight and flame grain around bowl and side of the stem flowing from birdseye top and bottom. A bit of grain fall out keeps this an affordable grade B. This is very light and exceptionally clean briar. Thick walls and nice bowl capacity. Should be an excellent smoking as well as beautiful!.

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Tuesday, 10 August 2010 22:00

Freehand #111, Smooth Poker w/Holly

$ 265 Sold, Thanks!

Specs :
Grade: C
Height: 2.0" (50mm)
Diameter front to back: 1.86" (45mm)
Diameter side to side: 1.66" (42mm)
Overall Length: 4.8" (121mm)
Chamber Diameter: .75" (19mm)
Chamber Depth: 1.56" (40mm)
Weight: 1.15" (33mm)

Made from Italian Plateaux Briar with a hand cut German Ebonite stem with a White Holly accent, and an integral tenon. Extremely light with good capacity and wonderful balance..

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