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  1. bienden

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    I found a piece of coffee tree (a fruit tree for coffee drinks, not Kentucky Coffeetree). I intend to making pipe by this wooden.
    Do you know: anyone ever made a wooden coffee pipe, is this wood toxic? Anybody know about this information, please let me know. Thank you very much.


    Making a pipe is my hobby. My nickname means Black Sea. Very happy if you call me "Black Sea".
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  2. mikethompson

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    That is an interesting piece of wood that's for sure. I can't help you with the toxicity, but I would like to see the grain on that once you start carving.

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    Hmm, that sounds like a cool idea! But alas I know nothing of the wood. It just looks cool to me.

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    Black Sea- What MT and didi said- great looking piece of wood, know nothing of its toxic —or not—properties.

    Love to see more photos as you go along.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    That would make a great table pipe. It’s very beautiful as is.

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    Don't forget to shew us the final product!

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    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/wood-allergies-and-toxicity/

    http://treepicturesonline.com/coffee_tree_pictures.html

    I go to the top site, every time I encounter a new type of wood, for woodturning. I could not find that wood, based off the name provided.

    My guess is that you have the rootball for this tree/bush. The inside of the wood could look wonderful when it is done. BUT, since you can't verify if the wood it toxic, assume it is. The tropical places that coffee grows have lots of very "interesting" plants. I recommend using the wood for something beautiful, wooden bowl, pens, other woodworking. But not for something that will interact with humans. Especially through the lungs.

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    I have found an answer to your question:

    Smoking Chicken with Coffee Wood

    If you can smoke chicken with it, you can certainly smoke tobacco, too.

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    I would love to what the grain looks like.

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    That is an incredible looking piece of wood! As others said, please post pics of your progress with it.

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    Some info on the wood:

    "The wood of the coffee tree is used also for cabinet work, as it is much stronger than many of the native woods, weighing about forty-three pounds to the cubic foot, having a crushing strength of 5,800 pounds per square inch, and a breaking strength of 10,900 pounds per square inch."

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    winton Right. I am always cautious about health issues. Thank for wood-database.

    If you can smoke chicken with it, you can certainly smoke tobacco, too.
    woodsroadWhat an interesting information. I know that our people in Vietnam use a cup of tea with coffee wood. But burning wood with fire is another matter. Thank you.
    All: I will cut the pipe by coffee wood and will review it with you.

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  13. woodsroad

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    Bienden, glad to be of assistance.
    You live in Vietnam? Where?

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    woodsroad[b] Yes, I live in Vietnam. My country is tropical, there are many interesting woods and I intend to carve pipes with them. Nice to be friends.
    You can see coconut wooden pipe, here: http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/coconut-pipe

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  15. bienden

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    Done. What do you think?

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    That is a nice looking pipe. Do you pipes for yourself or do you also sell?

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    That is a nice looking pipe. Do you pipes for yourself or do you also sell?

    I make a pipe just for use, as a hobby. Therefore, I have not thought of selling them now. Sorry.
    Many thanks for your interest.

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    The grain is a little sparse but still quite interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    That was fast!
    Beautiful work.

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    Bravo, Black Sea!

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    Nice, does it smoke up to par?

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    Very nice! Were you already working on that? You didn't actually complete that in 2 days did you?

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    Beautiful. I really like the grain around the rim.

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    That is some handsome work, and remarkably fast! The grain is totally unique.

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    I'll be damned. I missed how that turned out before. That is an attractive pipe. The wood pattern is sublime. Very nice.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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