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Subject: Pipes Digest #88 - December 5, 1992

		 Pipes Digest #88 - December 5, 1992

Welcome to new members:

	Jules Samudio		(???????????????????????????)
	Rod Troch 		(?????????????????????????)
	Kaoru Nabeshima		(?????????????????????????????????)
	Alan Matchett		(????????????????????????????????????)

And join us as we discover pipeshops in Michigan and continue the
Great Loose Stem Controversy...

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From: John Perry <??????????????????>
Subject: East Lansing pipe shop

	I was in East Lansing, Michigan, today and had the opportunity to
visit Campbell's Smoke Shop, a small, pipe-specialty shop, but which
offers cigars and cigarettes as well.  Someone on this list asked if
there were any Michigan members, and this is my response.
	Campbell's is in Block One of M.A.C Avenue, just off Grand River
Avenue, which goes by the Michigan State campus.  It offers about 30
types of tobacco, and has 200-300 pipes for sale.  According to a
brochure I picked up the pipes are made by Savinelli, Peterson,
Stanwell, CAO, Clairmont and Wiley.  They also offer Savinelli
Seconds, and Savinelli makes pipes to the specifications of the shop.
They handle mail orders as well.  (The zip code is 48823 if you want
to write to them.)
	There seem to be few pipe shops in Michigan.  This is the only
one I've been to, and so I have no way to judge it.  It's a heck of a
step up from supermarkets, though.  All of the employees are always
friendly and helpful, and willing to answer questions.  They seem
knowledgeable to me.  It's a nice place.
John Perry      ??????????????????      ..!destroyer!mudos!ohriman!jep

[ Sounds great, John! Stefan Rolnick will, I'm sure, be pleased to
learn this. -S. ]

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From: Victor Reijs <???????????????????????>
Subject: loose bits and difficult sucking

Hello Michael and others,

You did an excellent experient. and the results are
indead what one could expect. Wood is becoming bigger
while nylon is becoming smaller, when wet (if you are
sometimes camping, one can also see this after a wet
day, the nylon tents will be nicely tight, while the
cottons are miserable looking;-).

If this experiment is oke for the pipe, I do not

Related to this (or not related, I do not know), is
the following:
While smoking a cigars it sometimes happens that the
sucking on the cigar becomes more difficult. I say
becomes, because in the beginning it sucks normal and
and after the difficult part it again becomes normal.
I can not say when the difficult part will happen!

I really do not know what reason there is, why this
happens (does it have to do will heat, way of
manifacturing the cigar, wetness, ...). Because a
pipe is even more handmade, does one also experience
this kind of things while smoking a pipe???

All the best,


[ Sounds like the same thing as pipes, Victor; little bits of tobacco
getting stuck, then coming free. -S. ]

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From: ???????????????????????????? (Norm Carpenter x3055)
Subject: Stem Repair followup

Your stem material sounds like acrylic, which is fairly common. 

I'll send you a back article on stem repair from Norm


Just a note to point out that the repair method I described only works with
the vulcanized rubber (the black stems) as far as I know.  Anybody else out
there with different knowledge?


Thanks for the 'by' line.


[ Point taken, Norm. Thanks for the correction! -S. ]

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From: ????????????????????????? (Michael Biondo)
Subject: re. loose stems

Well after being properly and thoroughly chastised by our moderator
for the soaking the shank (I even used the right word this time) of
my pipe in water, I PROMise - I'll never do THAT again!  Seriously
though, I never realized that it was water/moisture that caused 
the stem to become loose.  As I postulated in my orginal post, it
seems the shank should swell as it became damp.  I suppose what's
going is that the inside diameter of the shank is actually enlarging
rather decreasing as it swells - I guess that makes sense.

At any rate, thanks for straighting me out Steve.


ps  Please send a copy of your 'generic how-to article' - I think
    I might need it!  Thanks-

[ Who ME? Chastise? Couldn't be; you must be thinking of some other
pipes mailgroup moderator! :-) The "how-to" article has wung its way
to you. -S. ]

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From: Steve Masticola (???????????????????????)
Subject: Pipe making video

Just got a video on how to make a pipe, from an outfit called HTV in
Dover, Delaware. The video is _very_ homebrew, but at least somewhat
informative; I learned some things I didn't know before, such as how
to clean tripoli off a buffing wheel.

The guy who made the video is a garage woodcarver, certainly no Norm
Abram, though he did OK with the tools he had. I guess the video was
worth it, since I was inspired to read the Pimo's book more closely
afterward. :-)

Ah, well, for the days when I have a real home and a workshop, instead
of a dorm room. Coming soon, I hope! Each day brings us a little
closer. So, until the next time,

				Smoke in peace,
				~\U Steve.

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Article Index

  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #88 - December 5, 1992
  2. Subject: East Lansing pipe shop
  3. Subject: loose bits and difficult sucking
  4. Subject: Stem Repair followup
  5. Subject: re. loose stems
  6. Subject: Pipe making video
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