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Subject: Pipes Digest #40 - May 5, 1990

		    Pipes Digest #40 - May 5, 1990

From: Norm Carpenter <????????????????????????????>
Subject: hello,  pipecraft is the topic.

Any pipe makers out there?  I've been dabbling at it for a little while now
(In between the honey-dos and what-nots).  I borrowed a miniature machine
lathe from my father that works pretty well.  Thanks to Steve I was able
to get the supplies and a convience tool (a tool that helps to make the
mortise and tenon for the stem) from PIMO inc.  I have made one pipe from
the handy dandy kit (We drilled the holes and fitted the stem for you).
This is rather boxy and not too pretty,  but I love it cause it is my first
pipe made by me.  I destroyed a briar block (please don't cry, we all need
to learn on something) cutting the stem on the lathe,  but the second block
turned (pardon the pun) out well.  I still need to clear the wood from the 
areas where the lathe can't get,  around the base of the shank and bowl.

Briar is a very hard wood and this task seems time consuming.   Anybody got
some good ideas?

Norm

[ Good going, Norm! Personally, I'd try a flex-shaft with a wood rasp
bit. Does anyone else have any help for Norm? -S. ]


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