Hacking the cake

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  1. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    I'm going at my less expensive pipes, two Ozark Mountains and a Medico, like Conan with a dottle spoon. I don't think they need cake, but I'm willing to leave some patches to keep the legend alive.
     
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  2. Mister Moo

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    Cake cuts very precisely with a fine, sharp blade, WK. Best to practice on a less valuable pipe that has thickish cake.
     
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  3. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Easy there, WK. We don't want to hear
    next week, that you burnt your pipes
    because you mined out those bowls. ;)
     
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  4. Dondi

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    How're you faring with that spoon?
     
  5. Puff The Magic

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    The Ozarks are a hardwood BUT, NOT as tough as briar. So unless it's too thick to load in that pipe, leave it! Same for the Medi. Just may be the reason why they smoke like they do.....unless you don't prefer cake.

    They're your pipes after all and you smoke em! :)

    Ed
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  6. HCraven

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    Great idea for a new sequel, WK: Conan The Septuagenarian!
     
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  7. Ol Brokedik

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    Conan knocked off some cake with the housekeeper. His wife said, "no more cake for you!"
     
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    :laff:
     
  9. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    The cake was uneven to begin with: thick at the top, just a dust of ash at the base. The dottle spoon was my weapon of choice because it was already in my hand. My Czech tool is always at the ready. My reamer is usually tucked away in the other room. The Medico is a good smoker, but it performs best when I treat it like I don't care.

    I treated it like I didn't care.

    The cavalier Medico is none the worse for wear. I can't say it smokes worse It is a good deal for the price; a real pipe for a he-man, perhaps. I was gentler with the Ozark Mountains.
     
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  10. Dondi

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    Did he use the senior reamer or the Czech tool?
    Oh I forgot, he's got an Austrian tool... :banana:
     
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