Cutting Down A MacArthur Cob

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super8mm

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Dec 15, 2013
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I ordered a Meerschaum MacArthur Cob because she thought it was cool, I told her it was a rather big pipe and she said that was ok.
Well when it arrived and she tried it she had to agree that it was a bit bit and asked if I could cut it down some.
So my question can I just measure the depth of some of my other pipes and trim it down with a hand saw?


 

rmason

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Jan 27, 2013
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If you want a real style MacArthur, look at MMs Emperor model, it has the regular size bowl, but also has the look the pipe MacArthur used, but if you are hell bent on cutting it off I don't think any problems would arise.

~Ron

 

mso489

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Feb 21, 2013
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Given that these are not expensive pipes, I think I would just order a cob of traditional height

and try smoking the MacArthur for a year or so. If it still doesn't appeal to either of you, take

the plunge and saw it off short. However, if it smokes down the whole way, it could be a nice

Sunday afternoon pipe, for long lazy smokes. Off-size pipes sometimes have good use. Same

thing with small ones, Group 1 pipes.

 

ravkesef

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Aug 10, 2010
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May you'll grow into it. :roll: worth noting: General MacArthur smoked a briar pipe most of the time. The oversized corncob was a publicity thing that he did at selected moments as a photo op.

 

super8mm

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Dec 15, 2013
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I'll see what she wants to do. I do have a small cob that makes a good coffee break pipe as I can just get my tamp into the bowl but she does not like that "LOL"

 

lonestar

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Mar 22, 2011
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No problem. Lob the top half off and sand it smooth.

Not like you want to repaint Mona Lisa to see how she looks in a wifebeater. Its just a cob. Theirs millions of them out there, there will be millions more to come !

 

super8mm

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Dec 15, 2013
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guess I will go ahead and cut it down some, as we all know if wife is happy all is good in the world "LOL"