Hey everyone, I didn't expect to get such awesome feedback. This forum experience is really cool. I will now answer everyone's questions and I want to thank everyone for posting!!
1] Reply to Allan: Thanks for your kind words my friend! I dont have too much experience in wood working I am just a beginner, which is cool, cause if I can do it, then anyone interested and wants to make one can do it if you have a little bit time and patience and desire. I made the video to hopefully get other beginners out there a few ideas. I am still learning and just a beginner. The brass washer was purchased from Home Depot or Lowes of all places. it was a little bigger than the shank and stem, however 60 grit sand paper took the diameter down, and buffing and polishing it made it shine and stand out. Excellent questions Allan: yea, the washer did create space between the shank and stem, but to combat that, I had to sand down the shank itself a bit to remove the space. It smokes very nicely, evenly, smoothly, and it seems to get better and better the more I smoke out of it!! I am just a beginner at smoking, and need to be more versed and know what to look for in a good smoking pipe. I also had to learn how to smoke it properly, I was packing it too tight, taking too many puffs to fast, heating up the tobacco too much and getting tongue bite! It does produce a dry / cool smoke when smoked properly. I enjoy it. Thanks again allan!
2] For Craig aka Dragonslayer: Thanks Craig for watching my friend! I purchased the pipe kit from E A Careys smoke shope online website. Its a briar hobby block and you can get the blocks straight, bent, or quarter bent depending on what style of pipe to carve. The pipe smokes very nice now that I know the proper technique and how to smoke! lol. I use it for aromatics, and the first aromatic that I chose was a cherry blend from my local pipe / cigar shoppe. There is a creme brule blend the make the past few days that I am really enjoying out of it And the room note is very nice and the girlfriend is actually liking it and getting into smoking as well which is cool! That is the best bowl so far, but am going to keep trying and experiencing new blends, etc. So far its my favorite, and im also not getting tongue bite which is awesome. I will have more videos to come, and thanks for your comments and watching Craig!!
3] For Joshremy: Thanks for watching and your feedback! Im glad my video could give you some ideas and also save some skin on the knuckles!!
4] for Rothnh: Thanks for the warm welcome and I really appreciate your kind words!
Well I have definately written a book here guys, but wanted to thank / reply to everyone!