I posted this photos in the LE discussion thread, but don't want to hijack that thread with my "build progress" thread.
So here we go.
While discussing Mark's work and browsing his pipes, SWMBO suggested that I try my hand at carving a pipe.
Now, I'm nothing NEAR the skills of MyCarver... I mean compared to his work, I'm at the Lincoln Log stage
But I ordered a PK12, 1/4 bend, medium bowl, with a Military lucite stem.
It arrived today.
I was going to go with a freehand, but the top is pretty angled, and the bowl is almost 2" deep (by 3/4" diameter) so I don't think it will lend itself well to that, so I think I'm going to go with a bent octagon, diamond-faceted at the top, and bending the octagon into the shank.
I really do wish that I had requested a large bowl.