Seems like if I was going to pay for a custom pipe, I would be willing to pay for silver.
If I was spinning silver, you'd have to be willing to pay for it. At $50 for a 4" piece of .5" diameter, and then the work to make the ferrule, the cost would add up handsomely. I have some silver on order. ;-)
I decided to try the preformed ferrules on a whim. Up til now, I've made my own from copper, brass, and aluminum. Now I know why I make my own, and silver will be on the menu soon. C'est la vie.
Wide shank billiard. Faux ivory and SEM LE ebonite.
Wow! Jason, is this pipe for sale? This one has my name written all over it. Let me know please.
Sorry, it's a commission. That's 99% of what in do these days. If, on the off chance, I have a non-commissioned piece, I'll put it in the sales section. I'd be more than willing to make you something like this, though. It'll take a little while, due to the backlog. PM me if you're interested.
Turned lemons into lemonade. I was working on a project for someone, but there was a slight mishap - didn't realize the cap was nickel PLATED, and it buffed out brass! So cool! Not. Lesson learned. So, I turned it into something else. Still have some detail work, but whatevs. It's already sold, so that's good.
Band mishaps aside, the blast looks amazing man.
Bands often encounter mishaps while having a blast. Just ask Keith Moon.