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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin Harley View Post
    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.
    Sorry for the delay but since there isn't a " What are you smoking" thread in pipe section i have no notifications. As for the space i think you can cover it but a clear photo would help me a lot to decide what kind of material and how you are going to use it.
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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    Quote Originally Posted by Sid.Stavros View Post
    ...since there isn't a " What are you smoking" thread in pipe section...
    Good suggestion. There is one now.

    http://fairtradetobacco.com/threads/...u-Smoking-Pics!

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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    Quote Originally Posted by Sid.Stavros View Post
    Sorry for the delay but since there isn't a " What are you smoking" thread in pipe section i have no notifications. As for the space i think you can cover it but a clear photo would help me a lot to decide what kind of material and how you are going to use it.
    No worry on the delay . It is after all the holiday season and we all get caught up in family stuff . I'll see about a pic here soon. Stand by...I have a couple in the same condition. Good smoking pipes , just need some stem to bowl alignment help
    "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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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

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    Here they are. Both pipes are Kaywoodie Campus with threaded bowl the stem fitment. As you can see the one im holding is tight yet crooked in alignment. You can also see the spacer im talking about on the one on the desk.
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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

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    Ive unscrewed the stem and now visible is the threaded bayonnet style coupler. The spacer appears to be a press fit . I cant put too much more of a shim spacer in or it wont screw in properly and im thinking may throw off the draw somewhat.
    "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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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    I have seen that stinger in Grabow and Kaywoodie but in Golden Gate and old Gourd calabash too. Personally i don't like it and i remove it but since you want to keep it we have a huge problem!

    1) that ring is glued in the shank, if you try remove by heat it you may damage the shank very badly
    2) the "face" of the mouthpiece aka Stem's Face is worn a little bit thus when you tighten it won't fit exactly as it did from the factory, this happened because the previous owner was careless and pushed hard to the right the mouthpiece each time

    It's very difficult to work inside the bolts of the shank, each time you have to work by a quarter, make a test, not fit, again block a quarter of the bolt, test, not fit, again....etc till you find the perfect point.
    You can to the opposite work on the mouthpiece but this is a "no turn back" work, one mistake and the mouthpiece may fit but the stamp will be in wrong position looking the sky.

    If you still want to keep that stinger and mouthpiece i have something to suggest:
    Remove by heat and gently the stinger from the mouthpiece
    Clean the stinger from old glues
    Clean the bolts inside the shank
    Tighten the stinger alone inside
    Work gently inside the channel on the mouthpiece but NOT too tough, don't make the channel too wide
    Have ready an epoxy glue plus a cyanoacrylate glue
    Clean with high grit sandpaper the "face" of the mouthpiece but gently, make a test if fits properly, if not work till you get the perfect alignment
    Put a little bit of epoxy on the stinger and one drop inside the mouthpiece and push it to the stinger
    Make the alignment and keep it as is for few minutes, push it good and wait.

    The cyaoacrylate will keep the mouthpiece where you want it [the stamp is horizontal] and will accelerate the work of epoxy which will make the stinger glue hard
    Don't put too much of epoxy because will come out and make the things worst and don't waist time after the use of the cyanoacrylate, push and immediately hold it tightly and wait few minutes.
    Finally take a look the pipe in "profile", if everything is OK then gently put somewhere the pipe vertical and wait overnight to dry. I insist in vertical and don't touch the mouthpiece till the morning!

    I wish you the best.
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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    Thanks Sid. Your suggestion is pretty much what I expected Id need to do . Since they are the same basic pipe besides a slight bowl shape difference , I may try it on one .If it goes south I'll leave the other one as is .
    "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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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    My Pipe rustic tools [part 1]

    Here is some of my rustic tools that i use in my modifications, nothing unique or special just some inspiration or improvisation ideas.




    Video with music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umFEQrtCjQ4


    Thank you for watching and...how about starting making your own?
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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    ok so now that youve made these tools , how are they used ?
    "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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    Re: Pipe Repair and Refurbish

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin Harley View Post
    ok so now that youve made these tools , how are they used ?
    You have seen rusticated pipes in my photos or videos, some ot them have been done with these tools and some with my dremel-style tool
    To be honest often those tools of the above video "give me some hard time" because i don't have the proper bench or vice to work comfortably but i m trying to do my best.
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