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    Re: Show us your homemade pipes!

    Quote Originally Posted by deluxestogie View Post
    I recognize your pipe stand from Vermont Freehand (http://vermontfreehand.com/shop/). Did you use one of their spade bits to bore the cob?
    Bob, Good eye on the pipe stand!
    I have spade bits (made for pipe boring) but they really started to chew up the cob even though I pre-drilled the hole. My 1 cob experience tells me to use regular twist bits and drill all the way through. Start small (1/4 inch or so ) and work my way up to 3/4.

    On this pipe I only drilled the 3/4 inch hole about 7/8 of the way and then the rest of the way with a 5/8 inch bit. The reason being is that I had a 5/8 inch cherry dowel to use as a plug but not any 3/4 inch.

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    Re: Show us your homemade pipes!

    Quote Originally Posted by deluxestogie View Post
    Leftynick, if you're hand whittling those wood pipes, then you've got a real talent for that.

    Bob
    Yes Bob I hand whittle all of these pipe. I only have cordless drill which I use to bore the tobacco chamber using my altered spade bit, and smoke hole. (I alter the bit myself using hand held saw, that is why the bore is not perfect.)

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    it is crude technique but I figures it work. Not gonna sell these pipe so I am quite happy eith how they perform. My only complaint is the wooden stem, which will not stay shine because of contact with saliva.

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    Re: Show us your homemade pipes!

    Nice work on creating the spade bit. That's how all of them are made.

    Bob

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    Re: Show us your homemade pipes!

    Congratulations gentlemen !
    The pipes you made are very cool.

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    Re: Show us your homemade pipes!

    Hello,
    I would like to show my homemade calabash pipe.

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    It is made of hard plaster.

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    I made plaster molds with 3D Printer.

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    I do not have real calabash pipe but this one tastes quite alright.

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    Re: Show us your homemade pipes!

    That is awesome.

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    Re: Show us your homemade pipes!

    Repost since photosuckit pulled 3rd party hosting...

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    Re: Show us your homemade pipes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Akias View Post
    Hello,
    I would like to show my homemade calabash pipe
    A 3D printed pipe! But honestly, it looks really nice! Noticed you are new to the forum, where are your from? Feel free to introduce yourself in the introduce yourself section!

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    Re: Show us your homemade pipes!

    Free photo hosting>>> https://imgur.com/upload
    tobacco, roll with it...

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    Re: Show us your homemade pipes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Akias View Post
    I would like to show my homemade calabash pipe.

    I made plaster molds with 3D Printer.
    As I understand it, you 3D printed the mold, then poured the plaster into that mold. The pipes look lovely. I suppose you could use the same mold with clay, then fire the clay pipe.

    I know that clay pipes and ceramic pipes usually smoke well, but can get hot to hold. The problem I have with my two calabash (gourd) pipes--a huge one and a mini, both of which have meerschaum bowls, is that I can pass a pipe cleaner only through the bowl, toward the shank, but can never clean out the decades of tobacco dottle that accumulates beneath the bowl. With my large one, the bowl is mounted in a ring of cork, and can be removed, but the mini has a glued-in bowl.

    Very nice work.

    Bob

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