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  • Started 4 years ago by coldwarrior
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    coldwarrior

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    Gentlemen....I am very sad.

    This is the second one in a month. I'm not sure what my problem is. My two favorite pipes to boot.

    I've ordered a handful of replacement stems from Pipemakers Emporium in Arizona (Lucite Stems) and am going to try and cut down the tenons by hand. Any useful advice?

    Thanks,
    Dutch

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    Rats, I hate it when that happens!
    My problem seems to be dropping them and dinging the bowl.

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    I have yet to do that. May I ask how these happened? Dropped, sat on, etc?

    No idea about turning/forming tenons.

    Good luck and condolences!

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    Pocket of my coat or vest, catch it on the car door or something and 'snap'.

    I'm just sick about it in all honesty.

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    Two In a Month!! My God man be careful...Although I shouldn't talk, dropped one in bon fire over weekend

    John
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    Dang, that sucks!

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    Can not say I have ever dropped or just straight up broken a pipe. That sucks

    Because straight is the gate and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life and few be there that find it.
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    framitz

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    Mike at walker pipe repair solves the problem. Shel

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    At least you have a Hoyo de Monterrey Maduro to ease your pain!

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    natenice1

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    +1 framitz I've been there done that, Mike is a Godsend a true craftsman and a gentleman!

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    Bummer.
    Welcome to the forum.

    "There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live."

    -Molière
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    Been there. A one month new pipe and suddenly the stem just broke. Had to order a replacment. Lucky for me the seller was an honest one and sent me a replacment. But the two weeks until it arrived were very annoying.

    "Cigarettes are to be smoked, Cigars to be enjoyed but pipes are to be savored"
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    Touch wood I have never snapped a stem yet but there is a thread on here about my 'exploding meerschaum' pipe from last winter that was a tad annoying! Thankfully most of mine come with pipe cases which protect from some of the worst potential accidents.

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    Thankfully both pipes use the same stem (although one is bent) I ordered two for each pipe, in two different colors, just to make sure I don't screw it up. I understand emery cloth and patience can make it happen.

    Posted 4 years ago #

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