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Bobostro61

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PostSubject: Venturing into the world of hand cut stems   Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:22 am

A couple of questions on stem materials.

Which is better to work with Lucite or Acrylic?

What do you use to cut/sand stem inserts and make sure they're flush with the stem material? Like if I wanted to put a 1/8" white insert in a stem, seems that it's kind of thin to hold up against a sander.

What is the preferred method of doing stem inserts? I was thinking of using a delrin tenon and epoxying the insert over that, to make something like this:

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PostSubject: Re: Venturing into the world of hand cut stems   Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:32 am

There is a well-established pipemakers' board in cyberspace where that question is probably covered at length and in detail. You can easily find it via any search engine.

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PostSubject: Re: Venturing into the world of hand cut stems   Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:08 pm

yeah ask it on the other board brother, you have been there already

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