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Accidently fit my first stem...

Discussion in 'Stems & Stummels' started by datguy85, Dec 27, 2013.

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  1. datguy85

    datguy85 Member

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    I won a Savinelli Oscar Elite 302 KS a month or so ago and liked the feel. Later I thought I bought a short MM cob replacement stem off ebay. Apparently I didn't read the discription at all and this ginormous white stem arrived.

    After a few weeks of being lazy and not returning it...and a little too much reading on here...I decided to take my new dremel out and see what I could do.

    It's far from showroom quality, but I like the look and feel better than the black stem and am glad I tried this out.

    The pipe's ebay pic...
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    The before with original stem
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    After with a slight bend
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  2. User3940

    User3940 Active Member

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    Ingenious. Looks good.
     
  3. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    What did you do with the dremel?
    Open up the mortise?
     
  4. datguy85

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    I had to grind the crap out of it to work it down to size. I don't have my bench grinder set up yet.

    Tried boiling the stem but that wasn't working for me, so I used a candle.
     
  5. TheLonePipeman

    TheLonePipeman Member

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    Nice Job! Never been a fan of white stems, but that one suits the pipe well. Why do so many ebay sellers turn bent stems backwards in their pics?
     
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  6. datguy85

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    Thanks. I like variety and like the feel better than the original.

    Backwards stems and misspelled names equal awesome deals that get missed in searches...I'm waiting on 3 Sasieni's and a few more in a lot that I won that were mostly misspelled.
     
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  7. Benton629

    Benton629 Member

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    looks good!
     
  8. jwh891

    jwh891 Active Member

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    That white stem looks sweet!
     
  9. MikeInMaine

    MikeInMaine Passes for human

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    Nice, very distinctive and the only saddle bit 320 I have ever seen.
     
  10. datguy85

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    I couldn't find a 302 my searching... but this is a 302...maybe because it's an Oscar?
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  11. MikeInMaine

    MikeInMaine Passes for human

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    Weird, looks like the same shape as my 320.
    Anyway it looks killer.
     
  12. BullsheadSmoke

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    That looks awesome.
     
  13. 1858remington

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    Well done good sir, a fine job, a fine job indeed!!
     
  14. Texhealer

    Texhealer Active Member

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    Wow that would indeed be a huge stem for a MM pipe. Looks good on the Sav though. Well done.
     
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