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Smooth Smoking Pipes

Smooth smoking pipes usually are more expensive than sandblasted and rusticated, because not every piece of briar may become a smooth pipe.

Briar is a root of a tree, and as any other root it may contain different flaws. The smallest flaws — sandpits — are quite acceptable for smooth pipe, but bigger flaws on a surface make pipe maker to choose other finish or even to trow the block out.

I use to plan almost every pipe to be smooth. But about one third of briar blocks become sandblasted or rusticated, and one third are thrown out because of too large flaws. Not every pipe maker has the same statistics. Some use to try to change the shape, if there are some flaws on a pipe. So they have more smooth pipes but more briar burning in a fire place. Some pipe makers rusticate or sandblast pipes even without any flaws.

How smooth pipes are made?

To make a smooth finish pipe makers sand it with more and more thin sandpapers up to 1000 grit. Then they color the pipe with a stain, then polish it with different polishing pastes.

Sometimes pipemakers color the pipe after every sandpaper. The stain is almost sanded out, but it stays in less hard grains, where it soaks deeper. So the pipe gets a contrast finish.

My smooth pipes

32 100 rur $570 455 €
Smooth Dublin
2018-01-25
19x35mm 153mm 53g
sold
Smooth Lovat
2018-01-16
20x38mm 144mm 44g
sold
Smooth Billiard
2017-09-16
20x39mm 143mm 39g
sold
Smooth Bent
2017-09-09
20x41mm 131mm 44g
sold
Bamboo Pipe
2017-09-05
19x38mm 139mm 29g
sold
Smooth Plateaux Dublin
2017-07-30
19x38mm 131mm 33g
sold
Smooth Horn
2017-06-15
19x40mm 168mm
sold
Huge Dublin With Buddha Bamboo
2017-06-14
19x32mm 152mm
sold
Smooth Billiard
2017-05-22
20x38mm 140mm 41g
sold
Smooth Lovat
2017-05-20
19x36mm 140mm 27g
sold
Elephant Foot
2017-05-04
19x40mm 135mm 59g
sold
Smooth Bent Dublin
2017-03-31
20x34mm 141mm 58g
sold
Smooth Canadian
2017-03-25
20x40mm 171mm 36g
sold
Chubby Smooth Tomato
2017-03-21
20x32mm 143mm 63g
sold
Smooth Lovat
2017-03-16
19x35mm 140mm 30g