A smooth Ligne Bretagne billiard
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|Dimensions||14.7 × 2.8 × 4 cm|
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The first of our “Moving Pipes” – We’re moving to a new location so output is going to be very limited and sporadic for the next month at least. The trick of this sort of thing when self-employed is that the minute the workshop closes down for the move, all income stops, and it will be some time before the new workshop is up and running. To help offset this, we’ve been preparing a number of pipes by getting the drilling and turning (basically all lathe-involved work) done in advance, so when we move we can finish them with just a basic initial tool setup of Foredoms and hand tools and a polisher or two. There will be a number of them in this shape (I’ve got three others like this prepped now) and here is the first one finished. It’s a bit nostalgic for me, given that I started the business with nothing but a Dremel so finishing pipes this way is Old Home Week.
It’s a beautiful piece too, with excellent grain – A strong splash of grain moving up one side from the bottom and flaring out into bird’s-eye across the other side. I did a bit of contrast finishing on it, with a rich understain of chocolate brown to enhance the grain detail, then sanded back and topped with golden yellow as the final tint.