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My Bowl is Splitting! Is There A Doctor In The House!?

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  1. sailorjeremy

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    Was doing some routine maintenance on my Brigham Freehand

    and Noticed THIS!

    I've had this pipe for quite a while. It was my first good quality pipe;it's taught me many lessons and it's been all over the world with me. Now, how the hell do I save this thing!?

    ~ Jeremy "Doc"

    "This is not recreation, this is therapy. This is essential... I consider the tobacco I put in my pipe all the grief and suffering. And I will burn it.”- US Navy Chaplain (RET) A.P. Sholtes
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    Use some pipe mud. Cigar ash and water. Mix into a thick paste and then coat the bowl. You could probably use a tampon to help smooth out the mud.

    But your pipe will be saved..........

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  3. sailorjeremy

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    Lol you guys just love some tampons lately. Oh the irony I'll give that a try.... it's an excuse to have a few cigars I guess.

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    Yeah, I would go with the pipe mud as well. Jeremy, is that a Ben Wade or Karl Erik? It's a beautiful pipe.

              
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  5. sailorjeremy

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    Thanks Brit It's actually a Brigham. More specifically its called a Country Club, from their Presidential series. They're about in the $150 range.

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    Very nice! That grain is impressive.

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    Like i told you today, all you need to do is smoke 5 or 6 bowls very slowly in it and build a cake over the spiderwebbing. The cracks are very small and shallow and should just cake over fine. Like i told you, i had the same thing happen and the cake solved the problem...and my cracks were bigger and more widespread than yours.

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    It's checking and splitting because it was made with wood than wasn't sufficiently cured. Throw it away.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Does that last photo show a hole clear through the bottom or is it an optical illusion?

    A hole will be hard to fix.

    Mike S.

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    It's a beautiful pipe worth saving. Hope the cigar ash pipe mud does the trick and it isn't a hole all the way through.
    If it is a hole, I'd have a pipe repairman take a look. Norwood or someone like that can probably bring it back from
    the brink. But maybe the mud will do the trick.

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    There's no hole that's burnt through. Just some small splits. I'll just have to smoke it cooler. DEF won't be throwing it away!

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    Ya. I was being facetious. I think you can completely ignore the situation. Just don't smoke really hot, or outdoors on a windy day.
    Obviously, you don't smoke cheap, goopy aromatics, or the checking would have been covered by dottle and crud in the bottom.
    BTW, that's a nice pipe! The Presidential Series Country Club -- about $200 MSRP new.

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    I think Cortez may be correct. Seems like they made the bowl with green briar. Probably needed to be cured a lot longer than it was.
    But a cake on the inside may stop the cracking further. Hopefully anyway.

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    Jeremy, any follow up here? I hope you were able to save this beautiful pipe.

    On another note, not only are we both apparently servicemen (AirForce here) but we share a first name...

    j/B

    "I am a firm believer in the idea that who we are today is strongly influenced by the sum total of all of the individuals whom we have had the privilege of knowing."
    -hutertrw
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    My first thought was "Good job on the pictures"
    There's no way I'd be able to get a clear, focused picture of the bottom of a pipe bowl.

    Hope it worked out for you.

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  16. sailorjeremy

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    Pipebaum- Keep an eye on your PM.

    So far I've built up a thin layer of cake by smoking shallow bowls. Since, then I've only put about 6 bowls through it, as I've kind of strayed away from this pipe a bit because I've accumulated quite a few higher end pipes. As far as the pics go, its all about the lighting!

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