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I Gave Cob Staining a Whirl

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  1. uperepik

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    Finally learned not to put so much on it soaks through. Would love to learn how to add a bamboo shank to these things.

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. cortezattic

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    I think a bamboo shank would look great on a cob. Nice idea!

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. weedsnager

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    What stain did you use ?

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  4. uperepik

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    It's lincolns leather dye. I used black, buffed it with Tripoli then used medium brown and buffed it again.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. randelli

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    Hey that's cool!

    "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way" - Mark Twain

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    Posted 1 year ago #
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    SmokinDragon used to make these...

    "the weez"...
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    I am getting some bamboo from chiefwannapuff, a member here. I hope to try the stuff on cobs and some estate pipes I want to modify. Maybe he can help. Hope this is OK.

    I think the pipe looks great!

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    Posted 1 year ago #
  8. mawnansmiff

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    I have a bamboo shanked MM cob that I posted on the forum a year or so ago. Someone told me they were made in the 1940 - 50's.

    Regards,

    Jay.

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    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Weezel, he sure had a bunch of great looking ones.

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  10. pagan

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    That is prety sharp

    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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  11. didimauw

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    I like the look of that cob! However, I don't like it knowing that it's man made coloring. Lol

    "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve."
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  12. mawnansmiff

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    Here is my bamboo shanked MM cob allegedly dating from the 1940's - 1950's. I have no idea what 'name' it has but is rather an interesting shape. It has a hardwood plug in the bottom by the way.

    I had to top the bowl as it was looking pretty skanky but otherwise the pipe is in great shape for its alleged age.

    Regards,

    Jay.

    Posted 1 year ago #
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    Weezel, he sure had a bunch of great looking ones.

    Yes he did! I bought 3 and gifted 1 away. Would buy 3 more if he ever started again...

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    "Here is my bamboo shanked MM cob allegedly dating from the 1940's - 1950's. I have no idea what 'name' it has..."

    That bowl shape is similar to the current Patriot, my personal favorite:

    Love Me, Love My Pipe
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    Thanks for that Hunter...it's nice to know what I have.

    Regards,

    Jay.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  16. sunriseboy

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    That's a very decent job you've done staining that cob.

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  17. doctorbob

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    Damn fine job by the OP.

    Doc

    Posted 1 year ago #
  18. cwarmouth

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    Ooooh. Nice. I have never owned or refurbished a cob but that one provides some great inspiration.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  19. sunriseboy

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    How was the stain applied?

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  20. andythebeagle

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    I've been smoking cobs for about 60 years and just recently got interested in briars and meers. If you've never smoked a cob, you have been missing out on possibly the best smokes of your life. I have an army of them with the oldest nearly 20yo. Still looks and smokes great. I try to keep them up so they look good. The only reamer they've ever seen is my pen knife. Many pipe cleaners and cotton swabs.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  21. jvnshr

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    I have an army of them with the oldest nearly 20yo.

    Do you mind if I ask you to post a picture of those beauties?

    Javan
    Posted 1 year ago #
  22. aquadoc

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    How long does it take for the stain volatiles to dissipate? Seems like the smell would linger and effect the taste.

    "If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and sex, you don't actually live longer; it just seems that way."
    Posted 1 year ago #

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