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Help! (With Pictures) Cracked Open Mortise on My Pipe!!!

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    I have a pipe and the mortise is split open! I do not know if it is meerschaum or synthetic. I am a newbie in pipe smoking so I am sorry about the question. The Bakelite stem screws into the mortise and I think I screwed it in too tight. I feel so bad about it. It is one of my first pipes that I bought. It's an estate pipe.

    I would also like to know what kind of material it is made from if anyone has an idea.

    I would like to send it to a pipe repair shop but, there isn't any such a place in my country (Philippines).

    Eidt: Corrected capitalization in title, L.

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    Here are some images of the broken pipe.

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    You can send it off and have it repaired with some sort of adhesive and ring to strengthen the shank....I can't tell what it's made of, is it clay?

    http://www.norwoodspiperepair.com/

    Here's one link, you should be able to find others easily enough.

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    Im no expert, but it looks to be clay (?). I think I would try to super glue it if it were mine. Just be careful not to get any glue in the threads, inside the mortise.

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    Super glue should work and will save you a few bucks

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    Thank you everyon for the speedy feedback. i would like to try superglue however i thought it wouldn't be safe and might be toxic. It seems though you guys have tried it before so i might give it a try. Thanks timely and sebastian.

    Michaelphillips, i appreciate the link. I will send this pipe to the site as my second option if i cannot repair it myself. Thank you also!

    I apologize if my English grammar might be somewhat incorrect.

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    Your grammar is better than mine. Welcome to the forum - there's no such thing as an unwelcome question, and these guys can solve any problem. Don't be a stranger.

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    Your grammar is better than mine. Welcome to the forum - there's no such thing as an unwelcome question, and these guys can solve any problem. Don't be a stranger.

    I'm glad to know to know that I can feel comfortable asking questions.
    Thank you, cynyr! Thanks also for the compliment.

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    I finally had the time to glue it together and it did the trick. All I have to do now is just maybe put a band to cover the cracks.

    Thank you EVERYONE! You are amazing!

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