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1. The Calabash Project
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Thos. Martin
Shaping The Stummels
Sunday, 12 November 2006
Now for the Fun Part . . .
Now Playing: Shop Pipe // Rum tobacco
Topic: Pipe 5: NOV06 -SOLD-

...I'm still loving the shop pipe (Pipe 3) but the rum tobacco is so wet I added coke and a couple ice cubes, removed the stem, inserted straw and enjoyed it that way...

(left) To drill the holes, I make sure I have some straight edges to work off of trying to keep the smoke hole at a right angle to the tobacco hole (unless a little tilt is part of the design as in this pipe.) Since I drill by hand I need to keep the hand drill level (the drill has a level built in.) I keep the bits parrallel with the attached square, and I make sure the Briar is level in the vise.

(right) The bits are shown in oreder used. The long bit is for the smokehole. The paddle bits are are for the tobacco hole. They increase from size from left to right; 5/8" - 1". The last three are round at the bottom. Lastly is the bit for the mortise; where the pipe accepts the stem's tenon. That bit is a PIMO tool which squares the shank as well as drilling the hole.

Once the stem is fit to the stummel, I need to countersink the mortise too, a crucial step for a snug fit. I also use a special PIMO bit for this to be pictured later.

I am looking forward to shaping the Stummel,




Posted by thos.martin at 1:16 PM EST
Updated: Sunday, 12 November 2006 7:52 PM EST

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