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The making of a Dunhill Pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by cobbsmoker, Jul 14, 2012.

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  1. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

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    I found this on another website and thought it was interesting, are those fills in that Dunhill pipe? Look at the bowls of the pipes where the stems are being heated to bend.



     
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  2. cherrymaxap

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    Seen the show several times but never saw the "fills" til now. Looks like fills to me in the still shot.
     
  3. Sasquatch

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    Looks like wet spots to me.

    What freaks me out in the video is that you see a guy carefully cutting a single billiard as though that's the day's production, and then it jumps to pictures of a dozen identical zulus that look like they were frased out on a machine. Kind of bizarre.

    Cool to see the specialized tools they have though.
     
  4. cherrymaxap

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    So does that take them out of the "hand made" business?! It's amazing just how fast the can produce one.
     
  5. cobbsmoker

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    Yeah, I thought the video was cool, I have never really seen a tenon being cut before and that was interesting but I wasn't sure what I was seeing on those bowls.
     
  6. Sasquatch

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    "Hand made" is really a pretty meaningless term. There's no such thing as a machine where you put materials in one end and pipes come out the other. All pipes are handled by hands. Some pipes moreso than others, and some companies manage to make 500 a day, but really, "hand made" doesn't mean a hell of a lot unless you are talking about a guy working in his garage and carving pipes with his teeth. Usually the idea we are trying to get across is whether the stummel is frased out on a cutter head vs being shaped by sanding, handheld (this Castello video is a good indicator)

     
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  7. Jive Dadson

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    Those guys have it easy. Check this out.

     
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  8. UberHuberMan

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    Cool video. Those Castello boys make rustication look as easy as making an egg sandwich. The music though... really?
     
  9. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    Love these vids. I would suggest that Sas put out his own "How it's Made" video complete with perspiration, tears, and expletives for added effect!!
     
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  10. Sasquatch

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    That would be fugly.
     
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