1. Frotz

    Calabash pipe parts

    I had a random thought of maybe planting some calabash vines next spring with the intent of making pipes out of the gourds. I know where to find bowls and cork, but not stems and ferrules. Where can I find those?
  2. Frotz

    Leaky calabash

    How often should a calabash pipe need to be recorked? Three years ago I got a gourd calabash made by Pioneer which had a hardened gasket. Replacing the cork gasket was quite easy and I was very pleased with the result. After a 2000+ mile move and two years, I found it again and tried to smoke...