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I Broke My Clay

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Monkey, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. Monkey

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    Well it didn't take long to snap the stem off of my 8" clay pipe. It snapped neatly though so I think I have an idea.

    Not a good idea, mind you...but an idea.

    I'll take pictures when the glue is gone drying...hee hee hee.
     
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  2. Iain

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    :eek:

    Fingers crossed it'll hold
     
  3. BradNTX

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    I dropped my Dwaugh clay dog a couple of months ago. It was hot, and I was on the back deck (tile) so it broke into a thousand pieces. :oops:

    I still miss it... :(
     
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  4. Monkey

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    Well I couldn't sleep so here is the Franken-Clay. I was thinking of gluing the clay piece back on but there were little fragments missing (and did not want to duct tape the pipe) so I grabbed one of my unsmoked Legends and butchered it. Hopefully this will hold up well and I can continue to smoke (and clench) this clay with a danish bit. I may get a bit of paint for the wood and some thing to make the transition a little less abrubt but function first is my motto. I think I will try it out in the late afternoon tomorrow and see what she does. I need to be sure the glue is dry.

    Plus side is I have a MM bowl to mess with and mod. Downside is I have not the skill or the tools to mod it (but that never stopped me before!)
     
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    Bummer, dude, but you may have just invented an entirely new hybrid Danish-cob-clay pipe.
     
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    Frankinclay - LOL!:laff:
     
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  8. Iain

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    You've fixed a broken pipe and solved the problem of clays being difficult to clench, I like it :th1:
     
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    Looks good! :th1:
     
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    Superb! Very diesel-punk of you...
     
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    That must be an aussieism. I think I see what you're saying, though. It does have a certain flare.

    Well done, Monkey.
     
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    It's like steam-punk but with big, spluttering petrol engines instead of steam.
     
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    I like it! I really like the look of that. I might have tapered the shank a bit to flow better into the clay, but that's purely cosmetic. What's more, if the stem breaks again, you could just drill the clay out of the shank and move it up again.
     
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  14. Monkey

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    Not a bad smoke at all. Nice, cool and dry.light as all get out and easy to clench.

    I may need to get some tools and make a pretty, yet short Franken-clay.
     
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  15. Pschoppy48

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    That pipe should get a lot of comments. It actually looks good. Nice job!
     
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    Update. I wrapped it up with some black thread to ease the transition.

    Then I got one of those tiny (and kinda almost useless) victorian clays, cut the bowl off and fit it into the bowl of the Legend I massacred. I glued it in and began stabilizing it with more thread. It is like a tiny awesome "clob" (get it?) I am going to try it out tomorrow with some CH but I think this may be my new Condor pipe so my older legend can return to service as my tester pipe and my CG can remain my burley pipe.

    These pipe modifying projects need to move to mid afternoon pre nap time rather than super early morning still up need to get up in a few hours projects.
     
  17. pipestone

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    You can buy clay pipes with the stems broken off on ebay really cheap. You know the ones that they say they just dug up out of their back yard and you have the chance to be part of some great archaeological find? Those would be a pretty good candidate for experimenting.
     
  18. DeusExMachina

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    I actually really like how it came out! Nice.
     
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  19. SouthBound

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    My depression-era grandfather didn't smoke a pipe, but he would have been impressed by your lack of waste. I'm impressed, too.
     
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