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Sep 13, 2017
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Ken. When one discovers what a dremel and a cutting wheel is for. :)

Small details are burned in via an Eagle torch lighter, (love those things).
Mayfair70. Agree. The bolts speak.
I'm not sure whether to smoke it, sell it or put it in the display case. It's a monster.

 
Sep 13, 2017
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Chasing. I had to google Olie, you're too kind! Not sure what I was smoking when building it, but I'll grab another bowl and stare at it some more. :)

 
Sep 13, 2017
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Chasing. I have yet to smoke a briar to compare. However, it's smokes dry and does not alter the flavor, nor take up the essence of tobacco, (if that makes sense). It does get hot on the draw, but quickly cools. From what I gather or read, it might behave like a Venturi or "the pipe", without getting wet or gurgling? I'm tempted to order a copy of "the pipe" to know for sure.

 
Sep 13, 2017
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I might add that I have two examples that are double walled (slide a smaller tube inside), and one that is thick walled and these burn cooler.
The Double walled one:


 

didimauw

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Awesome pipe! I'd like to see one smoked daily to see what it can take for abuse!

 

brightleaf

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That gives a new meaning to smoking grass.

I am curious how long bamboo can hold an ember also. This 9X Bamboo Salt involves repeated firing of bamboo. So it may hold up well,and impart some healthful characteristics.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugyeom
I like the way the spring looks. Is it a re-purposed gun recoil spring?

 
Sep 13, 2017
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didi, The double-walled example above has been been smoked, daily, going on two+ months now.
bright, LOL. Guess I've been smoking "grass" legally, then. :0)
Thanks for the link. Very interesting. Learning more about this wonderful, natural resource. I was concerned that at least the node wall, which is the bottom of the bowl and get's burned, would quickly burn through as it's softer material. Not so. Care must be taken when scraping. I use a bamboo shard to clean it out, then I remove the filter from the stem, point the pipe over the trash can and blow forcefully through the stem to clear the holes in the bottom. Two months of this and no issues.
I also plug the bottom chamber with a disk of willow, a soft, non-toxic wood. I tap it in there with a finishing hammer, the bamboo will stretch to accommodate and creates an airtight fit. This can easily be removed by running a wire, from a coat hanger, through one of the holes at the bottom of the burn chamber, for cleaning.
All my gun springs are still in use. You can buy generic springs in bunches at the local hardware store.

 
Sep 13, 2017
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Al, LOL.
Oddly enough, I was listening to Gregorian Monk Chants in the background while building it. Should I check myself in?

 

mso489

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Wild and funky, steam punk meets Ace Hardware...meets burnt etching. Artfully done in an edgy way.

 

madox07

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Very nice, very nice indeed ... how long does it take to smoke? The bowl looks huge !!! Loving the steam punk theme by the way :puffpipe:

 
Sep 13, 2017
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steam punk meets Ace Hardware
LOL.
Madox, I'm not sure how long it would take. Probably should ready an oxygen tank and have a nurse on standby...
Kanaia. Smoke make Franky Happy. Frankly like smoke.