Falcon Modification - Nose Warmer

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ashdigger

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Here's a mod on one of my Falcons. It's still in need of a clean-up and touch up but it smokes so good that I haven't really cared to finish the job. The original Falcon is 5 1/2 inches and the nose-warmer mod is 4 1/2 inches.
The hardest thing is tapering the end that inserts into the bowl, but it not that tough just takes a little patience that I sorely lack. The shank is just press fitted into the bowl and the two aluminum rods are epoxied. You'll notice that I covered the entire shank section in epoxy and that's because I'm no handyman, but its also because this pipe lives in a small pouch in my gear bag so it gets rough duty and the epoxy is a great reinforcement.
The entire mod was performed in a hotel room after a long day....did I mention I was drinking.....Either way, it smokes fantastic. I'm going to chop mod two others.




The small shank that's missing is somewhere in a hotel room in Reno. :)

 

dread

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That's a pretty neat mod and I bet it makes for a handy smoker. If that's the worst trouble you get into drinking in a hotel room there's nothing to worry about. :)

 

ashdigger

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Matt, If I braze the next one you'll read about a guy that suffered life threaten burns while modifying his pipe. I'm not handy. I'm an idiot savant. I'm good at what I do and not much else. lol.

 

stvalentine

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did I mention I was drinking
:lol: Hahaha, you have my blessings with this one! In fact there was once a shorter Falcon called the BANTAM. It was just about half of an inch shorter and I have one in my collection.
Good job! :puffy:

 

ashdigger

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stvalentine, I own two Bantams. Just not short enough. Also, the Bantams have the older bit style and they just don't clench as well as the newer style. IMHO.

 

dread

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Yeah, I wouldn't recommend brazing while drinking in a hotel room. While it won't lead to any immoral troubles, it will definitely lead to trouble.

 

samcoffeeman

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That poor hotel maid picked those pieces up and said Dammit, they've been smoking crack in my rooms again!

 

mortonbriar

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Did the Macgyver theme song come on as you scanned the room for items to make this alteration haha.
Great idea!

 

aldecaker

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Yeah, I was gonna say, Ash, you don't braze but you can Macgyver the thing apart with those little dental floss thingies? Cripes, if I used those things, my teeth would look like a picket fence!

 

ashdigger

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Aldecaker, I used the file on my Multi-tool to do the cutting. The floss picks were for mixing. It was a bit of McGuyver though.