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    More last nite. Blue tube needs HEAT, i need practice.
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    nice work man

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    Fresh tubes arrived today, some new colors! Pink, grey and lake green, just one each to sample at dispensary and see what they like before large purchase.
    Been a busy week so just gonna chill tonite. Pulling points tomorrow and bend a few this weekend.

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    Your bends are lookin pretty clean. Keep it up man.

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    Chinese Pink and Lake Green, both are really pretty colors imo and worked nicely.
    The pink lock is not great, i put large clear frit inside just to see what would happen...not what i was hoping for. White frit in the pink spoon looks great, really brings out the pink color, I need bigger frit than this fine tho.
    Lake green is nice, the dots on the lock threw a bit of silver fume on it and it looks cool up close. I don't personally care for the blue spoon shape but the shape itself i am pleased with; straight, even, round.
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    i find the lake green to be shocky - compared to the cobalt. but i have only burned through one or two tubes of it.

    great work boss.

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    Here are a few from last week. Baby steps beyond basic shape. Next two attempts to make flattened mouthpieces were disappointing, that is my next goal on these. I'm thinking stretch an extra long spoon, flatten m/p, then bend. Will take some time and practice for a tube bend from cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerberus View Post
    Here are a few from last week. Baby steps beyond basic shape. Next two attempts to make flattened mouthpieces were disappointing, that is my next goal on these. I'm thinking stretch an extra long spoon, flatten m/p, then bend. Will take some time and practice for a tube bend from cold.
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    thats a good shape for one pieces, consistent and looks like your in proportion with your mouth and bowl lining up well for smoking. I see alot of one piece and even multi piece sherlocks where they are not gonna me good to smoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swim View Post
    thats a good shape for one pieces, consistent and looks like your in proportion with your mouth and bowl lining up well for smoking. I see alot of one piece and even multi piece sherlocks where they are not gonna me good to smoke.
    Thanks! My pictures do not include the ones that came out funky/twisted/bent sideways/short stems etc. I tested all the forms that have come out of the kiln and about 45* between bowl and mouthpiece seems to be the sweet spot as far as comfort in MY hand. Too flat and you can't see what you're doing, too steep and you burn eyebrows. I have only worked with 25x4 so far, bigger tube will be interesting when I get to it. Gandalfs are also on the TO DO list...

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    Some of the cleanest one-piece sherlocks I've seen that actually include work/a pattern come from JD Maplesden. Check the split sherlock on the side of the Deppe/Grey/Darby skull: http://i.imgur.com/VerIJTV.jpg

    That twist!

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    That skull is beyond bitchin, the lock is definitely super fine work. Give me a few years and several hundred pieces to practice...

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    JD was just at borosyndicate yesterday.

    (I am currently in n.y, , my lady is already in salt lake.)

    Figures this post would come up.

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    Here is a small collection of the last two weeks "prodo". I've been working at finding a consistent and repeatable process to make these better and faster and I'm pleased with results. Necks are stronger in the bend and easier to hold the shape, the pointy mouthpiece is comfortable as well.
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    Those bends are lookin clean man. Keep it up!

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    Sherlocks are looking good Cerberus

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    My concentrator doesn't work well in the cold so these took longer than they should have.


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    soon you are going to have to post the how to video

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    Fer sure


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    great suggestion on drooping the stem and maintaining an "L" thanks for that

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    btw.. i fully agree on the mouth feel of the pointy mouth piece. i always pull mine out a bit. they dont always look the most consistent tho. which is the best reason i can find for the more rounded type.

    but i only make spoons special order at this point so i have no market experience to share.

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