Received the pipe last night and Basil should be a busy man. I took it into my local B&M (the home of Red Ribbon) and it was a hit. drilled spot on, passes a cleaner with no problem, and trust me it was looked over by a some old time pipers. Well I filled it up with a bowl of Red Ribbon and enjoyed a perfect hour and a half or so trouble free smoke down to a white ash. A slight cake has built as well. Well now the cat is out of the bag locally and Basils talents will be sought out.
Thanks Agian Basil for an outstanding piece of work.