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  • Started 5 years ago by redbeard
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  1. redbeard

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    I like to cruise the bay every once in a while just to torture myself, I'm sure I'm not the only one... Am I? Anyways, I actually ran across something in my price range and something I have wanted for some time. A square shanked vintage MM cob (this happened to be unsmoked) for only 2.99! Well, I didn't think I would get it at that price but I sure tried anyways and won!

    Well, it arrived today and un-shockingly it was packaged in a thin plastic shipping envelope with what looked like a thin plastic bag you find in the veggie section at the grocery store as padding. Really... But everyone has their horror stories of how their acquisitions have been packaged and that's not what this post is about.

    When I opened it I found it how it is shown in the bottom right picture below. The shank removed from the bowl and I gasped thinking it was broken. But this seems intentional for shipping purposes possibly. There is damage to one side of the hole it is inserted into also, possibly affecting the seal. I haven't cleaned it so I haven't checked if it is going to be a problem.

    But is this normal? Were they not glued like the new ones? Also, I thought vintage MMs were supposed to be bigger. This one is quite small, I can barely fit my pinky finger into it! Any info is appreciated. Thanks for looking.

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    It's a sharp looking cob. Loving the diamond shank to stem transition.

    I always thought they were glued as well, but I am far from an expert on these.

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    That is nice looking someone said some where in a post that the glue is just a type of Elmer's glue . U could try that

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    I like to buy my MM cobs in person, even when I pay a buck or two more. Glue it together and give it a try.
    It will probably do fine.

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    Elmer's wood glue. Dries the same color as the glue they use. I'm thinking it's one and the same.

    "There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk, and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live."

    -Molière
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    A good flammable glue will hold it and it might just help break it in on the first bowl !!! Just kidding

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    Yep, just shove it back in there and put some Elmers glue on the outside of the bowl. Do not use superglue, it can give off toxic gas when it gets too hot.

    -Ryan Alden
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