1. Pilgrim

    How to buy bamboo for cob shank

    Hey fellers; i want to make a bamboo shank for an old cob. Steve Norse sells more than one type of bamboo and they measure in metric, i.e. 6-10 mm and 10-16 mm. Which of these widths do i want? Any other considerations i should be aware of? thanks
  2. Pilgrim

    My first Meer now has a shank crack :(

    Bought this nice smoking estate meer that showed little use. The stem has a nylon male thread and the pipe's shank doesn't have a matching insert; the shank itself is threaded. I've been careful taking the stem on and off and even still there is now a crack line about two inches long running...
  3. Pilgrim

    Meer Woes . Have Pics . Need Advice

    Hey fellas; it's been awhile. Glad to see you're still puffin. I got this, my first, meerschaum at a flea market and it has no stem. Someone had glued the little bits back on with glue unknown. It seems strong but irregular. My thought was to send it off to repair but i don't have any money for...