Peeve - Pipe stands where wood meets pipe

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Most of the pipe stands I see have little shallow spoon-shaped scoops in the wood base where the bowl sits. I've got nothing against wood stands in general, but I don't want my nice burl scraping on something likely to mar or scratch it.

Why not put some felt or leather or something at the points where my precious pipe is going to and fron? What are they thinking?

I do see a few that buck the trend, and own a couple; so the knowledge is out there. It's just that 90% of the products are poorly designed on this point.
 

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Biggles

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Consider yourself fortunate if this what you have to annoy you. :rolleyes: Or, on the other hand, line the racks with felt yourself. I know that, around me at least, the green felt with one adhesive side is ubiquitous. A pair of scissors and Bob's your mother's brother.

Personally, my pipes aren't intended for display or as keepsake (keepsafe ?? :p:) heirlooms, and I'm just not at all bothered by a nick here or a ding there - normal wear & tear that actually gives the pipes a bit of character, something sadly lacking in many these days IMO.

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User3940

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An easy fix would be to glue one part velcro where the bowl sits, and a small patch of velcro on the end of the bowl where it meets the stand.
Wow ST. Wouldn't that make them free standing pipes? The rack could consist of just the bottom because there would be no need for a stem rest. For that matter I could make my dining room table or kitchen counter my pipe rack. Or the end table right next to my favorite chair. The possibilities are endless. Wait, no need for a table, I could just stick the velcro tape to the wall.
 

Smokey Tom

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Wow ST. Wouldn't that make them free standing pipes? The rack could consist of just the bottom because there would be no need for a stem rest. For that matter I could make my dining room table or kitchen counter my pipe rack. Or the end table right next to my favorite chair. The possibilities are endless. Wait, no need for a table, I could just stick the velcro tape to the wall.
You're welcome!
 

Prof

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I had an old rack that had holes at the top, but wouldn't accommodate some of my wide stemmed Ser Jacopos, so I used a hack saw to widen the holes and make them "U" shaped...and then I flocked the inside of the U and the egg shaped impressions at the bottom. Very easy...Don Jer Suedetex

http://www.flockit.com/
 

Super K

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All my stands have a wood bottom, and it doesn't seem to have scratched any of my pipes. Briar is fairly hard I guess, when I travel I just throw them all together in a bag and have yet to see any damage.
The horror.:beyes:

I guess my nylon bag needs felt? I have a regular wood rack without felt for storage at home. The SOP for the workday is throwing a cob and a briar in a zippered nylon bag with a tin, zippo, and pipe cleaners.
 

Snake

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I don't set my pipes down
with enough force to
create any superficial
damage. I have a seven
day rack I made a year
or so ago and I have
yet to see any residual
marks on my pipes.
 

esteban

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I am not fastidious enough to care about wear on pipes, but my pipes are pretty battle scarred to begin with. It would be a good project to mod a stand to protect them......
 

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In the local big box home improvement store, in the section where they have pads for going on the ends of furniture legs, I saw an assortment pack of small felt and clear soft plastic self-adhesive circles, in a few sizes (dime/nickel/quarter). I threw it in the bucket, but have yet to give them a try.
 

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