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Pipe stem repair and reshape bodge

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  1. owen

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    Recently I knowingly bought a broken pipe, as opposed to how I usually do it (paying for a pipe you could all see was broken but I never noticed due to my PAD). This stem had damage as in the first picture.

    I bought it with a view to getting a replacement stem but when it arrived it had an interesting tenon system so I decided to 'repair'it. This consisted of cutting the damaged section off with a saw and reshaping the cut with files and sandpaper.

    It is now roughly finished and shown below on the pipe. My Jean Lamy.

    I am happy with the results and awaiting some fine abrasive pads to finish the job.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. ghost

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    Good stuff! Hats off for taking the risk and diving in.

    Matt.
    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. papipeguy

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    Gutsy move and it looks like it turned out fine. Well done.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
    Posted 4 years ago #
  4. ejames

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    Good save!!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  5. tuold

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    Well done! I haven't had the guts to try that yet. You've given me some courage.

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
    Posted 4 years ago #
  6. sablebrush52

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    Good save!

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
    Posted 4 years ago #
  7. ravkesef

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    Fine piece of work.

    Eric
    Posted 4 years ago #
  8. antbauers

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    Wow nice work! I can see why you chose to save it.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  9. ssjones

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    That was a good save, nice job with the reshaped button!

    Al

    Posted 4 years ago #
  10. grouchydog

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    Great save - looks like it was made that way!

    Posted 4 years ago #
  11. cynyr

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    Echo the kudos. Losing that half-inch seemed to make no difference in the overall look.

    Posted 4 years ago #

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