Chicago Pipe Show Update

I thought you might like to see an up-date of work on pipes headed for Chicago. These pipes were freshly stained today; in a couple days I will add my nomenclature and the finishing. The large volcano has a spectacular straight grain on the bowl sides and shank with bird’s eye on the front of the bowl, top of the shank, bottom, and rim. All I can say is it is as perfect a block of briar as I have seen.

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The other pipe is a large billiard with a vintage Bakelite stem. And yet another, a rustication with continuous vertical lines, a .925 antique silver band, and a new marbleized ebonite brown/black stem.

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And the last, is a freeform nearing completion that has a breath taking straight and birds eye. The stem is a green/black ebonite. All these pipes are available to my mailing list friend only.  Email me or call.

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The 10-1/2” bamboo shank pipe also has a perfect straight grain completely around the bowl with a beautiful birds eye rim. This pipe will be sold as a set, pipe and stand. The stand is an end cut of briarroot; highly polished, it holds the pipe perfectly secure. Any one that is going to the Chicago show on May 2,3rd please stops by our table.

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Jennifer is almost finished with our joint venture pipe (really all I did was the drilling of the briar and stem.) The pipe stand for this pipe is a work of art in it’s carving, she is in the polishing stage and finishing of the stem. The nomenclature will be J&J Rinaldi venture and date. We both are very excited about this pipe and stand. I will post up-date images in a couple days, so please check back.

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