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wooda2008

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@wooda2008 , how did you join the bowl and shank?

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I made a V cut in the bottom of the bowl and fitted it to the diamond shank. Glued with Titebond 2 being careful to keep the glue out of the burn chamber, then drilled the airway and drilled down to it from the top.

Finished the chamber with a coat of pipe mud.

It burns Va's like nobody's business.
 

Charly

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Hi guys. I've been away for too long.

Until I get to the other subforums with pics of sticks and veggie gardens, here's a cob pipe I made last summer with a Missouri Meerschaum diplomat bowl and a shank I grew in the garden.

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Very nice looking pipe !
 

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The “Mobile”... the Mayor gave me this medallion, so naturally I made a pipe out of it, with red oak that was cut down from City right of way.
 

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Ruffseas

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Hi guys. I've been away for too long.

Until I get to the other subforums with pics of sticks and veggie gardens, here's a cob pipe I made last summer with a Missouri Meerschaum diplomat bowl and a shank I grew in the garden.

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Nice Bulldog! MMs are a blast to mod. :)
 

Ruffseas

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Be careful modding Missouri Meerschaum cobs, it can lead to PMD (Pipe Making Disorder) and its cohort of related maladies. The early symptom of onset is TAC (Tool Acquisition Compulsion) characterized by an overwhelming need to procure and upgrade tools. Unfortunately for those afflicted there is no cure, not even 12 step intervention can help.

It starts fairly mildly. For example this simple bench pipe made with a cordless drill, a couple of hole saws and a hacksaw might lead to a notion that a drill press might be helpful.


Indeed, the drill press opens up a whole new world. Enabling further afflictions like ATCCD (Acquired Tobacco Collection and Cellaring Disability) caused by an overwhelming desire to fill all of those bowls with the finest tobaccos.


At this point the stricken individual becomes so hopelessly diseased they begin making pipes they don't even smoke!






 

Ruffseas

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Very nice pipes ruff, beautiful work. The meer Canuck is very unique and well done.
Thanks Tullius! The meer Canadian isn't quite finished yet, got tired of scratching on it and set it aside. You sir have renewed my inspiration. Will wrap it up in the next couple of days and post some decent pics. It will be sealed with natural bees wax so it won't be the pretty bright white, they end up looking antiqueish. Heck they turn brown when you smoke em anyways.
 

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Yes, those two, long-shank meerschaum pipes are truly stunning. Bob's humble suggestion: Once they are completed to your satisfaction, just display them forever as virgin meers. It would scare me to death to handle them much. I've cracked the shanks on maybe 4 different meers. One was home carved (into a corncob simulacrum), and the others I purchased during a visit to Turkey, long ago. It's always so sad when that happens. Briar Canadians spoil our expectations of pipe durability.

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Thanks to Tullius I got off my duff and finished the meer Canadian.

Unfiltered, unrefined beeswax gives it a faux antique look. Not sure I like it as much as the pure white.

Thanks for your kind words Bob, agreed, they are very fragile. I recon this one will be a hanger queen for a long time. That Bulldog only gets smoked whem I'm doing some serious lounging at the pipe club.
 

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Finished a reverse calabash corn cob today. Used a local sweetcorn and diy plaster made from flour and water. Inspired by MM limited edition 2018 reverse calabash. Shank and stem were salvaged from a burnout chinese corn cob pipe. I think the measurement are off, it cannot sit well. Hopefully it will smoke well. Will need few more days drying as it is raining season.
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Here are my favourite sitters that I have carved. They are all from kits, i.e., they come as blanks with the bowl and shank predrilled. All briar.
The first one is actually the first one I ever made. It has some strange geometry that makes it appear asymmetrical from certain angles.
The second one has a lovely vertical grain that wanted to end up as poker. I had no choice but to acquiesce.
The third one has some wild grain structure to which I attempted to do justice. It my favourite pipe to look at, though I have yet to actually use it. FF74199F-F45C-4A2C-9158-2144211E3891.jpegA2E1D08C-544B-48C8-9E26-719D40A97F69.jpeg6EF6B812-4EEA-418D-BAE1-00903E2E7003.jpegE26A342A-ABAF-4541-B4C2-B7D788ABA5C0.jpeg448A50F5-EE70-4624-82A2-B17548D8FFF7.jpeg8BE0538A-123C-46F6-9DEC-DB709A5C64A0.jpegFAAF74F0-A701-4269-8401-3A2C7E11BC77.jpegE6A3B658-9030-4381-9A69-0E7957BFA5CC.jpeg60FAFD04-FFA0-4119-A786-5471FD45CF5E.jpeg17CFA1FB-B2AF-4A0F-B564-05DEE43F8B65.jpeg0D7E5A5C-8144-42CE-AD32-FC23995A53D0.jpeg
 

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So the other day I said I was after suggestions of cob pipes, and this forum was so kind in reccomending excellent details and points along the way. As most of you saw, I selected a cheP pipe from the liquor store and enjoyed a couple of bowls last night. Well today, I was out in the pasture and noticed an apple tree had rotted and fell over. Sometime during all of the discussion, @deluxestogie says if you can drill a hole, you could make one.
Well long stories short.. I was inspired. I used wax from my bees, whittled and sanded, drilled and even managed to char the inside.

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I was just now touching up the stummel of my first real go at a homemade pipe. After I put a light coat of oil on it I was astonished to see this nearly perfect five point star, I guess the core of the maple log I hacked up, right on the heel of the pipe. The pores in the wood look like rays of light emanating from it.
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I was just now touching up the stummel of my first real go at a homemade pipe. After I put a light coat of oil on it I was astonished to see this nearly perfect five point star, I guess the core of the maple log I hacked up, right on the heel of the pipe. The pores in the wood look like rays of light emanating from it.
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Sorry to tell you, but thats oak not maple, the star shaped heart is amazing, I've never seen anything like it before.
 

Radagast

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Sorry to tell you, but thats oak not maple, the star shaped heart is amazing, I've never seen anything like it before.
I must have mixed up the wood, that's awesome to know thanks. I wondered if it was common, I'm not a woodworker or anything so I really don't know much about wood in general. Thought it was neat either way!
 
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