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  1. cbates55

    1800's Clay Pipe

    I picked up this 1800's clay pipe that had a broken off stem that I did what I believe would be a historical style repair to it. What I did was carefully opened up the air passage in what was left of the shank and inserted a reed stem in it. Shockingly it wasn't all that hard to do and brought...
  2. cbates55

    Modified Cob pipe

    Had some fun modifying a Missouri Meerschaum corn cob pipe. Made it my own and I like how it smokes plus looks now.
  3. cbates55

    Bull doggish Juniper pipe

    Hey all I'm at it again, here is a Bulldog style pipe made from Juniper wood. It still need to have some more work done on it and a finish applied to it.
  4. cbates55

    Freehand Juniper Pipe

    Here is my latest pipe I made... The bowl is made from a Juniper bush branch near the root ball so the wood is really nice. I used a vulcanized stem on it and the shank is from a MM pipe. This last picture is to show that Juniper does hold up to smoking and doesn't show and signs of burn...
  5. cbates55

    2nd Oak Pipe

    So I decided to make another Oak pipe... It has a 1" x 1 1/4" tobacco chamber and the bit/stem screws on to the end of the metal ring.
  6. cbates55

    Maple Cob

    While this isn't really a corn cob pipe it is patterned after a MM cob pipe and uses one of their shanks and bits. As may you may have guessed from the title the bowl is made from Maple wood (From a branch of the tree in my yard). I went for a natural finish on this pipe, so I only treated...
  7. cbates55

    Casey Jones Hero's Blend

    I just open a new pouch of Casey Jones Hero's Blend and I have to say I am liking it a lot.... It has a really nice flavor to it. You can taste the Butterscotch and Vanilla notes that are used in it. It smokes really nice and smooth with no bite to it from what I can tell. This may be one of my...
  8. cbates55

    Square Deal (Poker Style)

    Hello all, here's a new pipe I'm working on that I'm calling Square Deal in a Poker style. The bowl is made from oak and the shank is from a MM cob pipe. I'm still thinking about how I want to finish the bowl. Thinking about rusticating it, any ideas? The chamber is 3/4" x 1 3/8"...
  9. cbates55

    KB&B YELLO-BOLE BULLDOG

    Hey do you guys think this pipe is worth $32.50, I'm thinking about wanting to get it?
  10. cbates55

    General Poker (Air passage)

    Here's my question about the above design... Do any of you see any problems in how I have the air passage place between the chamber bottom and the shank?
  11. cbates55

    Winston No Bull lighter

    Any of you guys have one of these and how do you like it?
  12. cbates55

    Tobacco storage

    Before you all groan... "Not yet another tobacco storage question" I did do a search of the forum and couldn't find an answer to my question. So if it has been asked before, forgive me. Here it is. I know about storing my unused tobacco in glass jars to keep it fresh, but what about 2, 3 or 4 in...
  13. cbates55

    Hand forged tamper

    Made from a nail, heated till it's cherry red and then bent and hammered into the right shape needed. Some grinding done, then heated again to oil blacken it with a finish to help prevent rust.
  14. cbates55

    A Back Woods Pipe

    Hello all, I'm sure most of you will think this is a very crude attempt at pipe making. My goal was to make a pipe that might have been made in the wilderness. To that point I think it fits the goal. So what do you all think?