I burned the hole then used a key to open the stem hole on the inside now its wider and super tight screwed on have u ever expanded one
Sorry bud im not very familiar with the names i mean tenon"Stem hole" is. ambiguous. It could be the mortise, or the airway through the tenon.
If you learn the few words of nomenclature of a pipe, it'd be much clearer.
In any event, applying fire to anything but the tobacco is generally a rotten idea.
I have deleted duplicate photos.