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Looking for a nice "Tom Sawyer" style pipe

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Valiant141, Oct 26, 2010.

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  1. Valiant141

    Valiant141 Member

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    Hey all.

    Im looking around for a classic one piece- or evenm just classic style relatively inexpensive wooden pipe.

    Really raw and not polished or fancy at all, but full of character and prefferably with a wooden mouth piece also, instead of bakeolite or plastic mouth piece.

    Take this picture as a guide-

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    I have seen one piece wooden pipes too, but not these ones-

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    That principal though but shaped more like a regular straight pipe and unvarnished.

    Thank you and hello.

    Val
    Basically a place that sells them or just pointed in the right direction. Thanks.
     


  2. AndyLowry

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    You'd probably be happy with a cherrywood pipe; they are generally sold with the bark still in place. Ropp and Vauen make 'em. Keep an eye out on Ebay and you'll see some deals.
     
  3. AndyLowry

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    I have one like the top cherry wood pipe its a estate pipe (used)

    I will dig it out and post a pic for you tomorrow if interested.

    Pipedan :cheers:
     
  5. Valiant141

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    Thanks Andy, thats a nice one but has the bakeolite mouth piece im trying to avoid.

    Thanks also Pipedan, would love to see it, cheers.


    Just something that looks like it was knife crafted by Tom Sawyer himself, a real put together "arts and crafts" pipe with character, the top one is a perfect example, and i can be picky, but like i say ive seen one piece wooden ones too like the second picture only a thinner shape and unvarnished.

    Id buy the top one up in a second.
     
  6. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Val,

    Maybe one of the carvers here could cut
    you one if you asked nice-like. :)
    Worth a go, anyway. Good luck.

    dp
     
  7. Falconeer

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    Hi,

    To get a"real" Tom Sawyer pipe you may have to make one yourself - it's really not difficult. I have one gifted to me by a good friend - it's the bottom one in this picture - called a "reed stem" Mine was made in the 40s and still smokes supremely well.

    Get a cob, bore it out and use a thin garden cane friction fitted and you've cracked it. Third one up in the picture shows one I made this way, but I fitted a spare mouthiece I had from MM.

    You might pick up a reed stem cob from Ebay. Peterson offers a briar type but it isn't authentic.

    Best to all

    Gerry
     
  8. Pipedan

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    I had a look through my box of tricks last night and found a cherry wood bowl only,
    I then started to tinker away found a cob shank that fitted nice,
    found a stem to suit I know its not all wood but here it is.


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  9. Valiant141

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    Yeah i would be most honoured if someone was to carve one, not sure how likely that is for a newbie like me though Snake. =)

    Thanks for the advice Falconeer, that looks good, quite like the ribbing on the bowl.


    That does look really quite nice Dan, even though it isnt exactly what im after...

    I guess id like a small collection of variations though....how much would you be asking?
     
  10. Pipedan

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    "Swap for a tin of tobacco"
     
  11. Grammaton

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    Ask around to see if there is a woodturner in your neighborhood. This kind of thing is a ten minute job.
     
  12. Valiant141

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    Deal!

    I just emailed a guy to see what he says whos based near me, thanks for the idea.
     
  13. Pipedan

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    you can contact me via email dannypisano@ymail.com


    by the way welcome to the forum. make sure to post a intro of yourself.

    thanks
    Dan
     
  14. Valiant141

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    Sweet, will contact you soon.

    I put a bid on a really cheap cherry pipe on ebay also.

    Is it bad hat to actually smoke a used pipe like that or can it be cleaned adequately enough.....if so i assume more than just pipe cleaners would be needed...
     
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  16. Valiant141

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    That was really helpful thanks, looks like im set, id hate to use a pipe that was caked in god knows what...

    Is it ok to post an ebay link to what ive bid on?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290490132806&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130446388134&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
     
  17. Jay

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    Not a bad start for a buck ninety-eight
     
  18. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    Good luck with the ebay bid - that one looks too good to be a Ropp - wonder if it's a Vauen. Hope tou get it anyway,

    Best as ever

    Gerry
     
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