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07-09-2012, 12:10
In the shop is a semi-bent billiard I'm working on. Today is going to be spent hand sanding (oh for a slack belt sander LOL)




3/4" chamber, sem-bent, delrin tenon, final block from the materials Eric sent me :(

ol gto
07-09-2012, 12:25
Looking good!

07-09-2012, 12:54
Look at all that dirt and dust!! Now its a shop!!! Way to go, looks more like a pipe than some the first ones I did!! Keep sanding! Cant wait to see the final product.

07-09-2012, 13:12
This one came from this block:


Chamber drilled and bowl guide shape on the lathe with spindle gouge and skew (the lip of the chamber is beveled).

Airway, mortise and stem drilled on the DP

Initial shaping on the motor.

07-09-2012, 15:28
Great having fun in the shop.... Looks good Carl

Wyatt James
07-09-2012, 17:25
Looking good, can't wait to see the progress

07-09-2012, 17:59
Good shape amigo...can't wait for further updates...........

07-09-2012, 23:39
OK, quick update, using a brad point bit 5/15" left a ridge in the mortise at the base of the mortise so to smooth it out and get a better fit I used a wood bit 5/16" but apparently the brad point 5/16" was the right size but the wood bit wasn't 5/16" ... go figure...

That meant that the tenon was too loose. I have now put a hardwood shank extension on the shank and will re-drill the mortise with the brad point (which fit ok). Fingers crossed that this works out as the stummel has come out rather well considering this is my first semi-bent.

The extension was turned on a lathe with a 3/8" tenon and fits into the shank nicely.

I'll leave the glue to set overnight before trimming re-drilling and facing the extension. The delrin had to be drilled out and a fresh, longer delrin tenon glued in to take into account the extension.

Steve Laug
07-10-2012, 14:31
How did the pipe set up for you? Looking forward to seeing the pics to date.

07-10-2012, 15:21
Batteries ran out in the camera, but I managed to save the pipe using the shank extension and it has really added something to it. I am finding some pits on the bowl now as I sand it all down towards a finish grade so I may need to rusticate the briar portion of the stummel which is another new technique for me LOL.

So far this one has challenged me with a whole slew of techniques that I hadn't attempted before and one of the reasons I went for this shape instead of the concept freehand one that was in my head was because it would be an easier pipe to make for me. Obviously someone has different plans for me and wants to test me LOL

New stuff for me so far:

The semi bent billiard shape.
Drilling the pipe myself
Fitting a delrin tenon
Bending a stem
Adding a shank extension to a pipe.
Rustication of a bowl

Lets see how she progresses. Just letting her sit now after an alcohol wipe to reveal any pits and problems with the shape (which is about spot on at the moment).....

I'll get some batteries and take some photos before I move to the next stage.

07-10-2012, 15:50
ok got new batteries for the camera so here is where is stands now.




07-10-2012, 23:15
ok after some fun in the shop... rustication needed due to pits etc so this is the Hackman #3 rusticated sem-bent billiard.

If I put her up for sale she will have a signature Larimar dot in silver setting in the stem (if you haven't seen the dot look at my pipe #2)




Again, lighting and shitty camera don't do it justice


07-10-2012, 23:40
I do believe...we have a future PAD enabler here....out freakin standing!! Good show old chap!!

07-10-2012, 23:50
All Hail Carl!!!

ol gto
07-10-2012, 23:58
Good looking Pipe, I like that rustication:encouragement:

07-10-2012, 23:58
The extension works...good call. I'm with Eric...an enablers pipe for sure. Well done!

07-11-2012, 01:14
Thanks guys, really loving this and can't wait to get more materials so that I can spend lots more time in the shop.

Steve Laug
07-11-2012, 15:30
Pipe looks great. Nice work on it and the rustication.

07-12-2012, 00:51
Very nice mate!

07-12-2012, 01:49
Not all drill bits are exactly the size they say they are. I use 1/4" Delrin for my tenons. I drilled the mortise 1/4" with one bit and it was slop city. Tried a different one and it was just right.

What material did you use for the extension?

07-12-2012, 02:48
When I open my B&M in Japan, I will most definitely feature some Hackman's. Nice work once again Carl!

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07-12-2012, 21:14
Thanks guys... Hackman signature Larimar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larimar) being added to the stem as we speak ;)

Here is what the Larimar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larimar) looks like close up


The shank extension was made from a local hardwood the name of which escapes me now.

07-14-2012, 20:07
Larimar Signature Dot Installed :)


07-14-2012, 20:50
The Jewel of the Nile Series. :barbershop_quartet_:barbershop_quartet_

ol gto
07-14-2012, 21:08
Nice finishing touch:encouragement:

07-16-2012, 11:25
It looks like a very user friendly pipe that will smoke cool.

Let us know when you finish it....

07-16-2012, 12:17
The dot just seals the deal...great looking pipe made to look even better mate!