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Rockcob 2.0

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Spillproof, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    A while back ********* generously sent me an early RockCob and I love it (as my reviews here will attest). It smoked great right out of the gate, and has only gotten better with use. Seriously, they're awesome and you should get one.

    But mine had a straight reed bit and I'm a stem-queen.
    I like fancy shiny stems on cobs, even on rock-cobs, so I warned him long ago that I would probably massacre his good work and add some stupid stem.

    And I did.

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    All I did was redrill it to change the stem angle and to fit an MM shank (which was tapered accordingly). Then I slapped a Forever Stem on it. Easy breezy, and now I can chomp on it.

    Thanks again *********, and sorry for sullying your ancient relic ;-)
     


  2. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Well-Known Member

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    Nice compliment to a nice pipe :th1:
     
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  3. dBear

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    Sure do like it. :thu: I can't really tell from the pics - is that a round pipe or more of a 4-panel pipe?
     
  4. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Rounded panel?
     
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  5. dBear

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    Cool. Then I guess I'm seeing it right. Really nice!
     
  6. Thuber88

    Thuber88 Active Member

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    Nice job Spill, like that one a lot.:th1:
     
  7. MikeInMaine

    MikeInMaine Passes for human

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    Looks good. I think a rock cob is in my future.
     
  8. SouthBound

    SouthBound Active Member

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    Well done, Spill. I still want to get one of those.
     
  9. ShawnP

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    Nice job as always, I like it with a stem better then a reed also.

    Shawn
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Active Member

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    Good looking pipe Spill. Your modifications improved the overall asthetics of the pipe. Looks like a good smoker.
     
  11. user3221

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    Looking Good !:th1:
     
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  12. Stonewall

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    Absolutely gorgeous! Is the stem actually contoured where it meets the stummel or ferrule? It looks that way in the photograph. If so that's amazing! Love it!
     
  13. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    The stem is pretty much stock from Walker Briar Works. I did do a little reshaping and rebending, but not a whole lot.
     
  14. Basil Meadows

    Basil Meadows Active Member

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    Great work Spill, I like! Kinda did the same with my early Rock Cob. Just too damned cheap to buy a Forever stem, so I made my own All Most Always stem. Great job, looks good!
     
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