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Dwarven pipe

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By Arcangelo-Ambrosi   |   
© 2018 - 2020 Arcangelo-Ambrosi 

I made this pipe five years ago (2013) and it was one of my first carved functional pipes. This work is based on a dwarven pipe design by John Howe (illustrator and art director of The Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit);

I've decided to refine this piece making a new stem, a new finish, adjusting some details and improving the carving lines.

Apulian olive wood, ebony, methacrylate.

Old version Dwarven pipe
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35 mm
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Jun 3, 2018, 11:25:46 AM
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BellaGBearStudent Artisan Crafter
What an epic piece of work :clap: This is going to be great
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TornadoIDS-SimonHobbyist Traditional Artist
Come sempre un bellissimo lavoro :)
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glasslingerProfessional Artisan Crafter
A work of art here!..
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sdiggmanProfessional General Artist
beautiful work  :thumbsup: or :goodjob: 
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MauruCatProfessional Artisan Crafter
so wonderful. the detail is gorgeous here, AA. 

Too too good.
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bossuealart423Student Digital Artist
I like it.
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Saraeustace91Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work
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I like this new finish, it seems to make the tones in the rain deeper and more interesting.  Conceptually, I think I prefer the all-wood stem because it seems more authentic of the period, but visually speaking I think it looks better with the contrasting tone of the black stem.  I don't smoke tobacco, but this pipe kind of makes me wish I did... it looks fun to assemble, pack, hold and use. :)
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Arcangelo-AmbrosiProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :) The finish is simply carnauba wax, applied after a better sanding process and after giving the same "antique look" technique with alchol stain and fine sanding :)
I didn't like the previous stem because of its shape (thick) and too little bend, and also for the maple part. I like of course wood  for stems but it's difficult to bend short pieces, and they need to be thick. This methacrylate seems black from the photo, but it is quite horn grey with a kind of veins, I hoped it could seem real horn :)
Ahah thank you so much :)
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