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Looking for a true maple pipe

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  1. Pecci

    Pecci Active Member

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    I love maple everything, especially maple aromatic tobacco's. I thought it might be rather complementary, to find a conventional looking pipe made of maple wood. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

    I am aware of the MM Ozark Mtn. pipes. In fact I have one, but this model is a maple stained hardwood, not maple wood.

    Thanks for any ideas!
     


  2. jeffbee

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    I don't know that maple would make a good pipe. Its a soft wood with a loose grain. It would probably just burn. But then again, there's folks on here that smoke out of corn cobs.
     
  3. Coffee-Cup

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    You might want to ask Sas; he makes great pipes and he might be able to create one out of maple wood. :ranger:
     
  4. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    The only Maples I'd have a pipe
    made from are Acer Glabrum (Rock Maple),
    or Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple).
    These are two of the hardest
    woods from the Acer spp. out
    there.

    On a side note, these are known
    as Sycamore trees in the UK,
    and possibly Europe.

    dp
     
  5. Pecci

    Pecci Active Member

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    Thanks, guys.

    I haven't sent any private messages on the board, and can't figure out how to do it. I'd like message Sasquatch, in regard to a maple pipe.

    Can someone guide me along?
     
  6. Edlj

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    At the top of the page click on members,on the next page click on the S where the letters are arranged across the top of the page,then scroll down until you find Sas,look for an icon the right of his name that looks like an envelope and click it,(message pops up that says PM this member when you mouse over it).
     
  7. Falconeer

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    Hi All,

    If it helps I know that during WW2 in Denmark as in many other European countries sycamore was indeed used for pipe making and some Old Boys who'd smoked pipes made from it when I was young said it made an OK pipe; I have no direct experience of smoking such though, only cherrywood.

    Best as ever

    Gerry
     
  8. DoverPipes

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    Ralph Gosse makes Hudson Valley Pipes. He makes all of his pipes from native woods. Cherry, Pear, Maple, Apple, etc Tell him I referred you! Check out these pipes that Ralph is selling via PIPESTUD (Steve Fallon): http://cgi.ebay.com/HUDSON-VALLEY-U...098?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230ba096ca http://cgi.ebay.com/HUDSON-VALLEY-U...033?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230ba0a241 http://cgi.ebay.com/HUDSON-VALLEY-U...211?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item230ba0f8e3 Contact: Ralph Gosse PO Box 5505 Albany, NY 12205
     
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  9. Pecci

    Pecci Active Member

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    Thank you, I'll check it out.
     
  10. t-bear

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    I have some 10 year old maple...have made a couple of pipes for myself, though not yet for sale. While I've been smoking one for two years now, I'm still not comfortable with the density of this wood in this context. *IF* I were to carve one for sale, I couldn't guarantee it against burn-out...a deal breaker for most.
     
  11. Pecci

    Pecci Active Member

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    Hi T-Bear! MM's higher end cobs (ie: Country Gentleman, Patriot, etc.) are plugged with a hardwood, in order to stop "burn through", at the bottom of the bowl. I don't know what type of hardwood is used, though.

    So plugging a maple bowl at the bottom, with a hardwood proven to hold-up, can work.

    I don't have enough posts to send you a PM, yet. As soon as I do ... I will! B)
     
  12. Puff The Magic

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    Country Gent is a soft bottom w/sticker. Unless MM just recently changed.....:dunno:

    Mine are ~at least 3+mos old/new.

    Density of the wood is key and that determines longevity in a way as long as poor technique doesn't cause the burnthrough (side or bottom) earlier than the wood should have. I've smoked cherry wood (Ropp) and it was ok. No performance like a god briar (or cob/meer) but it was ok. Why maple if I may ask?


    :velho:
    Ed Puff!
    Cogito ergo puff
     
  13. Pecci

    Pecci Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply "Puff". The answer to your Q can be found in my opening post.
     
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