Ugly Pipe Contest
OK, I've perused the daily photo shoot and enjoyed the wonderful pipes that you guys have, but does anybody have a pipe that they think is "ugly" (if there is such a thing)? If so, please post a photo of it. I think I can find one around here somewhere....
Well, since this is a contest, I figured I would google "Greta Van Sustern meerschaum," and secure the contest in one fell swoop. Unfortunately, I am still looking. Maybe I should google "Nancy Pelosi meerschaum," instead.
I am almost afraid to get a quote from a carver on a commission for either one.
Nice, huh? Now let's see the other side.....
Char your bowl when lighting much????
Guy wants $44.44 for it as a Buy-it-now on eBay.
don't ask me what i was thinking when I designed this one...
@motie2, does that one take a watch battery?
@Charles, Olie Sylvester makes some unique one offs that appear to belong in the hands of Lon Chaney, Boris Karloff, or Peter Lorre.
My first attempt at carving a pipe actually turned out sort of liked what I expected. I still have it because for being as ugly as it is, it was properly drilled and passes a pipe cleaner with ease. I reserve it for some extremely heavy latakia blends (containing more than 40 percent latakia).
I have carved a total of 5 pipes. Three were from briar blocks one from Cherrywood and one from walnut.
The Cherrywood I called my Art Deco pipe and I think Corey should consider copying the shape.
It als smoked pretty good and I managed to drill it where the pipe cleaner passed through easily. I did smoke it a couple of times.
I will have to find the photos of the other two pipes. One is a churchwarden style, heavy bowl pipe I call a dwarf knocker. The other is a weird shape I call a towboat.
Looks almost like a hollowed out finger.