astralogic if this is true, I'm astounded! Haha. I really wish a cob appealed to me that much. What blends and etc. do you typically love and smoke the most?I always used briars, but when I got my first MM, I sold all my briars and I am now I'm a pure MM fanboy [:D] I love em that much.
There is really no need. It will either burn away or go black. It just doesn't matter.What about using a hole-saw bit to remove the shank?
Because there is no need.Also, why no actual adhesive in "pipe mud"? Isn't there a non-toxic high-temp adhesive that could be used?