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How not to re-stem

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  1. jpmcwjr

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    By George, this is the worst re-stemming I've seen. I pun on Mr. D's name, as it's the polar opposite of his craft. I imagine him shouting "Noooooooooo!"

    Has anyone photos of anything as bad?

    Oh, yeah, you can bid on it at the 'Bay.

    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.
    Posted 3 months ago #
  2. georged

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    Now that's just wrong.

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
    Posted 3 months ago #
  3. paulie66scandinavian

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    Wonder whats the craftsman was thinking when doing this like repair''

    Paul The Scandinavian'
    Posted 3 months ago #
  4. 3rdguy

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    Paint a fish on it and we are talking 3k

    Posted 3 months ago #
  5. rmpeeps

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    For an added touch he could have utilized one of these stylish rings.
    In fact, I think they are being used on a lot of new pipes these days.
    Who needs a smooth and accurate stem transition when you can simply add some bling?

    Posted 3 months ago #
  6. lightmybriar

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    That's bad for sure, but there is a guy on eBay who regularly sells Dunhills of all vintages that have been restemmed by what I can only imagine is a caffeine-saturated three-fingered monkey on a rough boat ride. The stems look terrible and the shanks are always horribly ground down into a little pinch to meet the edge of the new bad stem. Why do people do that?

    On a pipe adventure
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    Posted 3 months ago #
  7. crashthegrey

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    I have to hope that was a stem lying around that they just shoved on the pipe. Any further effort and that hurts.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  8. ashdigger

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    That's bad for sure, but there is a guy on eBay who regularly sells Dunhills of all vintages that have been restemmed by what I can only imagine is a caffeine-saturated three-fingered monkey on a rough boat ride. The stems look terrible and the shanks are always horribly ground down into a little pinch to meet the edge of the new bad stem. Why do people do that?

    Because the ignorant, uniformed and gullible buy pipes. I know I bought my share before I knew what I was looking at.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
    Posted 3 months ago #
  9. jpmcwjr

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    Looks like he/she/it used a delrin type thingie to jury rig it. A military mount that's not.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. georged

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    The Great Divide between pipe collector/appreciators and pipe smokers will never end.

    A significant percentage of PipeWorld citizens literally care about only one thing: can a given pipe be smoked? If the answer is yes, and it tastes good, nothing more matters.

    The pipe in the first photo is almost certainly one of those, not ham-fisted repair work.

    Most of us care about BOTH smoking our pipes and admiring their style/appearance/rarity, of course, but there are enough people who like only one or the other to provide amusement for the opposite group until the Sun goes nova.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  11. renfield

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    Lightmybriar, you made me LOL.

    That wasn’t a re-stemming, that was a hate crime.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  12. clickklick

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    Reminds me of a bulldog I saw recently.

    Hobbyist Pipemaker - Carmette Pipes
    Posted 3 months ago #
  13. bnichols23

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    Mercy. Remind me not to bid on it. Sheepers.

    B

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
    Posted 3 months ago #
  14. craiginthecorn

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    I’d wager this was a stem that the owner had laying around that mostly fit and made it smokeable. Being an army mount stummel, itwould be pretty forgiving.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  15. kcghost

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    To each his own.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  16. ophiuchus

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    If it's for sale, that ... just ... sucks.

    If it's just a member of someone's old collection, I wonder how it smokes.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  17. davek

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    Yeah, if it's just a pipe someone cobbled together to smoke it's not so bad. I picked through a box of estates considered not worth restoring at Carousel Tobacconist locally a while back. I got 5 bowls for a couple bucks each which were in good shape. The stems were basically destroyed. I fit black Missouri Meerschaum stems into them and smoke the heck out of them. They actually look a little better than that one believe it or not, but look pretty amateur on close inspection. I smoke them more than my better briars. At first I rode them hard and put them away wet and learned a bit about briars. (Betty Botter bought a bit of baccy but it made her briar bitter. So she bought some better baccy and it made her briar better.)

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. bnichols23

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    Dave, I'm beginning to worry about you. And if I'M worried, you know how bad it really has to be.

    B

    Posted 2 months ago #
  19. davek

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    Hey Bill. The "B"s in my post were reproducing and I just lost all control. My girlfriend says I'm obsessed with alliteration but she seriously says some stupid shit sometimes.

    Posted 2 months ago #

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