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April 4, 2014

Real blowfish?

Tonight I have this one on the bench. In the pipemaking world nowadays, anything with a panel on the side and some kind of sharp edge somewhere, is called a blowfish. Most of them done with cross cut ebauchons. Personally, the real blowfish is similar to what I've tried here. Plateaux, straight grain and an edge from the top of the bowl straight through to the stem, emphasising the difference between the straight grain on the side and birdseye on the bottom.
This is my attempt. If you want to have a look at the finished pipe, it should be on my website in the coming week.