Sorry to say, but Apple is a very bad choice, that's like making a pine pipe.. It's going to scorch and burn out fast.. You need really hard wood.
It's really cool but I wouldn't toke out of it and ruin it, I'd just put it on a shelf for show, especially since you used Linseed oil, it emits a foul smell when heated and taste like shit (I'm sure that's good for you) Did you do any research at all on the two?
You should of used Paragon Wax and your pipe actually would of been worth your time even though it's apple.
Nice looking little show-piece though, and don't think of it as a loss, think of it as a learning experience, don't be afraid to make more but with the proper stuff, you got some woodsman potential.
Edited by Gryphonics, 04 June 2012 - 01:50 AM.