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Tragic Tale of Twins

2009Posted by Love Geiger Fri, September 04, 2009 14:25:41


Last week me and my better half where working on a new version or fusion of 2 previous shapes the Draconian Belly Flop and the Uppercut..

We where really content with with where it was going and was just discussing who of us should have the honor of hand sanding it when Sara noticed a light in the very bottom of the mortise..
ARGH!! we had carved to close to it and less than a millimeter of briar remained for the light to be visible through the briar.


As a pipe maker one gets used to having to change design or finish of a pipe because of flaws in the briar and even somtimes having to discard the pipe because the flaw is to deep or close to one of the holes, but the worst kind of flaws in briar pipes are the one caused by the human brain..

So we bit the sour apple and I selected a new Block of briar from the shelf sutable
for the shape..as it turns out the new pipe had better graining much more defined birds eyes and the wood was very clean...so I guess this story has a happy ending after all.. a nice pipe for myself and a gorgeous new Geiger for a lucky customer.

we have not decided on what to do with The Draconian Belly Flop #2 but if you find yourself fascinated by it please inquire about its availability.

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Posted by Nick Miller Sat, September 05, 2009 18:11:08

It really is a beauty, Love.. Well, you know how I feel about it. I'll take that first piece of firewood off your hands, I don't mind a little light in my mortise's ;-)