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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    I do't know much about pipes, but I do know some about wood. I'm guessing that the wood needs to be very hard and uniform. It would also need to be free of natural oils that would add some kind of flavor to the smoking experience. Those two criteria alone would eliminate most kinds of hardwoods. I have some myrtle wood burl from Oregon. It is very beautiful, but lacks the hardness and uniformity to make something like a pipe. I need to decide what to do with that stuff - maybe a shop project this winter would be appropriate. Nice pipe! Keep at it.

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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    I would guess that a block of Oregon myrtle burl might actually make a decent pipe bowl. A 2" x 3" chunk is all you'd have to sacrifice to find out. (I think the shavings and the leaves would make an interesting contribution to the smoke of fire-curing some Latakia.)

    Of course, to make a nice pipe (unlike my hand-whittled applewood pipe), you need a small metal lathe and a belt sander. At one time, we had a number of members who made superb pipes. Aside from Cowboy, I'm not sure which other members turn pipe bowls here in the US.

    Bob

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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    A modification that i have made some years ago that's why the photos and the video aren't so good. I bought a gourd calabash bowl year 1907 and i have done some modifications plus new stem, new tenon, new meerschaum insert.
    He came to me like this:




    I worked hard in many sectors





    and now looks like this:





    You can see the procedure step by step here: http://pipe-smoke.blogspot.gr/2010/0...-calabash.html
    The code for this pipe is Gourd-1

    or you can watch it in a video with slide show photos and instrumental music:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4QmX8KQqzc

    Ladies & Gentlemen thank you for watching!

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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    I had this Fe.Ro pipe abandoned for long time [the bowl wasn't good and i had lost the mouthpiece] but one day i decide to give to her a new look.



    after some rustic work with hand tool and a bit, some painting work plus a mouthpiece addendum started to look like this:



    You can see the procedure step by step here: http://pipe-smoke.blogspot.gr/2010/02/7.html
    The pipe code is: M7-10

    Ladies & Gentlemen thank you for watching!

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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    Nice work. Handsome pipe.

    Bob

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    Thank you a lot Bob, very kind of you!
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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    Modified pipes and coffee No 1.

    Some of my modified pipes together with coffee mugs, slide show photos with instrumental music.

    https://youtu.be/0BdHsj5ZlgE

    Ladies and Gentlemen thank you for watching, keep and .
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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    Very nice pipe collection. I used ClipGrab to download the lyra music as an mp3 file. It reminds me of my all too brief visit to Rhodes.

    Bob

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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    Quote Originally Posted by deluxestogie View Post
    Very nice pipe collection. I used ClipGrab to download the lyra music as an mp3 file. It reminds me of my all too brief visit to Rhodes.

    Bob
    Thank you Bob! The music is from Greek Aegean islands tha't why you hear violin most of the time.
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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    Sid, I enjoy seeing the pipes you salvage and bring back to better than their original beauty . I have some old pipes a friend gave me that have a screw-in type mouthpiece. There is a ,lets refer to it as a spacer, that comes between the bowl piece and the mouth piece,they appear to be brass . These couple pipes when the mouthpiece is fully installed for use,the mouthpiece does not align correctly and I believe a slightly thicker "spacer" is needed to make it so. What material could I use to make new ones , I'm actually thinking of a tortoise shell guitar pick ,drill a small hole for the stem threads and then somehow sand or take material away to match the outside surface of the bowl stem joint without marring the surface of the briar. Not quite sure how to go about this .I would have to find a source for some very fine (6000)sandpaper/emery cloth . I'd appreciate some advice on how to do it. Thanks
    "We make our own Whiskey and our own smoke too, aint too many things these ol' boys cain't do..." -A Country Boy Can Survive ,Hank Williams Jr.

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