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chilllucky

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For the majority of classically shaped pipes (English, Italian, French) the upper part of the rack should be 5-6" from the lower. The hole for the stem should be 1". If you feel like carving out a dish for the bowl to rest in, I have found that an oval about 1" X 1 3/4" works well. Allow 2" 2 1/4" spaces between centers.

If you have Florovs, Hungarians, churchwardens, nose warmers, giant freehands, etc, it gets a lot harder
 
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Alejo R.

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For the majority of classically shaped pipes (English, Italian, French) the upper part of the rack should be 5-6" from the lower. The hole for the stem should be 1". If you feel like carving out a dish for the bowl to rest in, I have found that an oval about 1" X 1 3/4" works well. Allow 2" 2 1/4" spaces between centers.

If you have Florovs, Hungarians, churchwardens, nose warmers, giant freehands, etc, it gets a lot harder
Thanks.
I have several pipe racks, so I can copy the shape and measurements needed to accommodate the pipes from there.
What I am looking for is to make a Pipe cabinet that can not only house the pipes, about 50, but also the tobacco and other accessories. .
 

The Amish Tyrant

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Paging @Morsoth , who built one of the nicest cabinets I've seen.

If you search his postings (there are only 12), you should be able to find the thread which may have contained blueprints. I'd post a link but my link-fu is weak.
 

mso489

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Most of the racks made by Forums members seem to originate from examining and measuring racks they have seen in person. If you are making a rack with glass or plastic door fronts, you might also want to have an open rack to accommodate churchwardens and/or any other longer stemmed pipes.

If you are just a few years into pipe smoking, you may want to build something a little larger than what you think you need. Pipes are like rabbits and tend to proliferate no matter how disciplined you are in your purchases.
 
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captpat

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I found a very nice rack on Etsy, holds ~36 pipes and has some room to store tobacco and what-not. Etsy may be worth a look for ideas, and you could suss out the measurements as they are pictured with a standard sized pipe or tins. Good luck,
 

Morsoth

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Paging @Morsoth , who built one of the nicest cabinets I've seen.

If you search his postings (there are only 12), you should be able to find the thread which may have contained blueprints. I'd post a link but my link-fu is weak.
That's nice! I mean, It's not perfect (I'm not a professional woodworker) but it looks rustic - which I love - and serves it's purpose! The cabinet is full of pipes (18) now. I have 6 regular pipes, 2 churchwardens, 4 clay pipes and 6 corn cobs. I should post a new picture soon!
 

cigrmaster

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If you do buy a rack make sure you leave room for more pipes. It is weird how it fills up so quickly. I would recommend a 36 count with tinted glass doors and holes on the sides for the pipes to breath.
 

augiebd

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If you do buy a rack make sure you leave room for more pipes. It is weird how it fills up so quickly. I would recommend a 36 count with tinted glass doors and holes on the sides for the pipes to breath.
So true, I built a rack for 35 and have added a rack for 10, 6, 3, 2 and there is my first rack for 18 that now holds my cobs. A couple individual stands and somehow that still isn’t enough for the collection!