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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:21 am 
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I had to fly out of the tribe a couple weeks early due to dengue fever, but since I'm out here I thought I would offer up my only ties to the pipe world for your inspection and critique. No power tools used except for the chainsaw I used to slab the tree the wood came from. Other than that just a pocket knife, files and sand paper.

The black color is from crushed rock that is the most common rock in the Hewa village where I live and the white'ish colored one is crushed quartz that I find along the creek banks there. One of the tampers I tried to carve in the likeness of a tribal, grass roofed hut and it was colored with the juice of a local mulberry type fruit. I can't say I'm much of a "whittler" but it's a relaxing thing to do at the end of the day here. I can't find anything higher than 220 grit paper so the wood is still a bit fuzzy. I may wait until I come back Stateside and sand them more then and buff them up, but that will be another year and a half so we'll see.

Oh, and that was my first attempt inlay crushed rock. I had no idea what I was doing so any pointers you want to offer, please feel free to do so. I could have filled in the gaps, but the cragginess just seemed fit with the place that they came from. Anywho, here you go...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:26 am 
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Those are pretty cool, but what's really cool is knowing that you are still alive and seem to be doing OK.

Glad to hear from you!

Todd

PS I really like the crushed rock inlay.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:11 am 
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I'm with Todd on this one! Those tampers are pretty cool, especially considering your tools, but I'm relieved that you are getting proper care. Please get well soon!

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Beautyfoul work!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:35 pm 
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Great job (staying alive) You have done well Sir!!! :thumbsup:


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