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Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby BladeBoy » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:14 am

I finished this brushed finish black Cavalier sitter with stainless steel accents and red/black swirled acrylic stem, it's a surprising effortless clencher...
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby SidStavros » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:06 am

Lot of work on this pipe,congratulations! ;) The "brushed" has been done by a bit with a Dremel tool? The band is silver or brushed aluminium?
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby Dodger » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:01 am

Fantastic .
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby KevLa » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:13 pm

Unusual! :)
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby PuFFaH » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:28 pm

Strange yet appealing but not like ugly women when drunk.
Nice work!
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby KevLa » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:39 pm

PuFFaH wrote:Strange yet appealing but not like ugly women when drunk...

You find ugly women appealing when they're drunk...? ;)
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby BladeBoy » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:23 am

SidStavros wrote:Lot of work on this pipe,congratulations! ;) The "brushed" has been done by a bit with a Dremel tool? The band is silver or brushed aluminium?

Yes it was a lot of work and it fought me every step of the the way, but I won :) The finish was done with a brass wire wheel, the bands and shank tube are stainless steel, mortise reinforcement and bottom cap liner are aluminum.
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby BladeBoy » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:24 am

KevLa wrote:Unusual! :)

Like me :)
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby KevLa » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:53 pm

BladeBoy wrote:
KevLa wrote:Unusual! :)

Like me :)

Hahaha! :lol: Uniqueness is certainly something worth celebrating, I feel. Hope you enjoy smoking her :)
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby Geo3rge » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:31 pm

It looks fantastic. A real engineering feat and, I think, a triumph of technical skills and imagination. Different from any cavalier I've seen and brought up to date for the 21st century! I am immensely impressed here. You must let us know how it smokes, that is, if you dare smoke it at all! For my part, an eye-stopper for sure and a great advertisement for your abilities.
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby BladeBoy » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:50 pm

Geo3rge wrote:It looks fantastic. A real engineering feat and, I think, a triumph of technical skills and imagination. Different from any cavalier I've seen and brought up to date for the 21st century! I am immensely impressed here. You must let us know how it smokes, that is, if you dare smoke it at all! For my part, an eye-stopper for sure and a great advertisement for your abilities.
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It smokes very well Steve, cool, dry and to spite it's size and weight it is very well balanced making it almost effortless to clench.
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby Geo3rge » Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:29 pm

I also like your photographic presentation. It sets off the images to a treat. What techniques do you use for your own photography, or are they your trade secrets?
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby BladeBoy » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:10 pm

Geo3rge wrote:I also like your photographic presentation. It sets off the images to a treat. What techniques do you use for your own photography, or are they your trade secrets?
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I use a light box, get as close to the pipe as possible without zooming, use plenty of diffused light, adjust sharpness, saturation, etc. in iPhoto to get as close to the actual color as possible then add borders with FX Photo Studio and text with Fotor.
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby Geo3rge » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:10 am

My thanks for the information. I recently downloaded iPhoto but havn't used it yet, so a good nudge for me in that direction. Much appreciated.
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby ratatosk » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:46 am

NIce work, Aaron. I have considered a cavalier, but never got around to getting one.

Al Pascia had a ring grain Dunhill cavalier a while back that I looked at, but it is gone now. The Dunhill cavaliers that they have now are well beyond my price range, so I have crossed this off. ;)
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby kats » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:29 am

We wants it. We needs it. Must have the Precious. They stole it from us.
My Precious! :twisted:

I Like Like Like that cavalier.

Did I mention that my birthday was last month? :mrgreen:
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby BladeBoy » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:33 am

kats wrote:We wants it. We needs it. Must have the Precious. They stole it from us.
My Precious! :twisted:

I Like Like Like that cavalier.

Did I mention that my birthday was last month? :mrgreen:

:D Thanks.
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Re: Finished my first Cavalier today...

Postby 4nogginsmike » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:20 pm

As already said, futuristic, with supporting detail all in line. Just fantastic! I love that it sits forward but is balanced by the stem jutting back. Design flair. Great!
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