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1. The Calabash Project
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Thos. Martin
Shaping The Stummels
Tuesday, 28 November 2006
Tampers, et cetera
Topic: Other News

I decide to add a line of tampers to production... for those "off days." I figured out the design, what to use as the actual stoker, the part that meets the ember: Stainless.  I decided what to use for the tamper material, and more imporatanly how to integrate it with the stainless. I need to work out some procedural kinks, and solidify some designs, and actually let my son make some as well. Cost of materials is more than you'd imagine but the will still be affordable, in fact I will probably take them to swap meets and hive them to SHPC every month as part of their door prizes they raffle off.

Here are some prototypes. Feedback encouraged. I forgot to photograph the one that already made it into my pocket. My favorite is the balck and orange castle/lighthouse shape one. the two others are for Christmas and are red and green.




I have also decided to catergorize my pipes:

  • Montseratt- Those pipes inspired by clay shapes.
  • Cove- Those pipes with a light upward bending stem. It makes the pipe less likely to be bitten, and more likely to be held.
  • Centerville- Freehands in the Danish trad.
  • Ryal Side- Custom requests .. .

Posted by thos.martin at 4:45 PM EST

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