It’s always a fun challenge to make an Oom Paul. No room for errors on the shaping, and the drilling makes a guy cry. This one all worked – passes a cleaner, there’s none of your usual sump-pit bullshit in here. Very, very carefully arranged, and the result is that it will smoke like a straight billiard. More Italian wood – a nice crosscut that missed being a smooth by just that much. But a miss is a miss and I couldn’t save it as a smooth without making it … well, hideously ugly and stupid. So it got a hand-tooled rustication (no dremel here boyo) and a fairly Italian color scheme – ebonite stem though, so if you don’t dig Castellos because of the acrylic… here’s your big break.