manch einer wird mein Video zum Alptraum gesehen haben, für alle anderen hier nochmal:
Mittlerweile ist der Frust schon längst verzogen und heute bei einem gemütlichen Spaziergang im Nebel konnte ich sie schon einweihen,
MEINE NEUE PFEIFE.
Und weil ich von der Kombination Form, Finish und Farbe so angetan bin, habe ich auch ein paar Fotos geschossen und in Zukunft wird es sicher noch ein paar Devas geben.
Today was a great day!
My father and I went to the Grazer “Fetzenmarkt”. It is the biggest fleamarket in my hometown and takes place four times a year.
I just love strolling around, looking at all the stalls and searching for treasures.
Of course I found some:
A Gillette Super-Speed from 1948/49, in good condition.
I am a big fan of vintage safety razors, I collect and use them.
It fascinates me, how well they work. They were engineered way before my birth and in my opinion they are far better than the new 4, 5 or 6 bladed high-tech pieces of junk (and way less expensive), that are produced nowadays.
I am defiantly going to use this one!
And an old Stanwell Vario.
She was lying there between two broken Peterson system pipes, a rugged Vauen and some unsmokable NoNames. Poor thing, I thought, with a little bit of love and care, she could be a nice smokeable pipe again.
So you see, I just had to buy her and give her a nice new home, where she will be treasured and appreciated.
This weekend I will refurbish her and show you my way of dealing with estate pipes.
each month the pipemakers in the German pipemaker forum ([Pfeifenmacher]) honour special pipes, and guess what!
My Jade pipe won two of those awards!
One for the pictures and one for the Sabamiki Finish of the pipe!
And I have to say, that I am very chuffed and honored that I won.
I have started with a new pipe.
When it´s finished, it will be a nice smooth contrast stained pot. There are some minor flaws, but I hope to sand them away.
The grain so far is promising, is it not?
Furthermore, I am experimenting with another material for adornments: BONE!
(I cooked, disinfected and dried the bone myself!)
on Friday I met with the fellow pipeartist Peter Reuschling.
It was a great evening and he brought me, my share of the special Cumberland, which he had ordered.
Just look at the pattern!
p.s. and i´ve just uploaded a new pipe!