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TrevorLeMayRambles



Location : Lakewood, CO
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PostSubject: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:35 am

Gentlemen,

The classic corncob. A mark of a resourceful and thrifty working man, a piece of American history! A tradition. It's pretty nifty if you ask me. I would like to attempt to make my own little pice of history. The real question is, what do I use to make the stem?

Trevor
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Location : Palo Alto, CA USA
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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:46 am

you could get a prefab and try and turn the tenon, but i think the curing process for corncobs takes a few years. or if you have that figured out, get a hardwood dowel of a preferred width of over 5/16" and do the delrin tenon things in the dowel. seems like a lot of effort, but good luck on it!
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TrevorLeMayRambles



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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:53 am

Curing process! Seems there is much more to this then hollowing out a corn cob! Comunity!! Enlighten me Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:57 am

TrevorLeMayRambles wrote:
Curing process! Seems there is much more to this then hollowing out a corn cob! Comunity!! Enlighten me Smile

http://pipedia.org/wiki/The_Complete_Corncob_primer - read that

http://pipedia.org/index.php?title=Missouri_Meerschaum_Corncob_Buying_Guide - read that (not quite on making but great article)

then read this for the short but DIY thing: http://artofmanliness.com/2010/08/09/how-to-make-a-corn-cob-pipe/

note the "professionals cure the cobs for a minimum of two years" part

and just go at it if you want. Very Happy
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TrevorLeMayRambles



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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:08 am

Thanks my friend! Good literature Wink
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lifeon2



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Location : Denver Colorado
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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:43 am

If you go to a petco or petsmart you can buy dried cobs used for bird/squirrel feeders. I found long thin bamboo pieces at walmart in the garden department I think they were labeled as tomato stakes or some such but hey are easy to hollow out. I use the reed to make replacement stems for old reed stemmed corn cob pipes and they work great.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:35 pm

Trev, Missouri Meerschaums are $5. *sigh* Laughing Do I have to buy one for you the next time you're in Reno? I will.

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TrevorLeMayRambles



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PostSubject: Re: Kyle   Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:41 pm

I know! I just have an obsession with making things myself :3 It's curiousity however... That did in the cat
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williamcharles

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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:08 pm

Original cobs had reed stems. By original I mean cobs made by boatmen, farmers, boys ducking out of school way back when (1700's?)...maybe not too original but pretty cool. I've got a cob with a reed stem and that wide open draw is great. I use a reed for my clay too. I just take a short walk to the reed bed to restock. You might give it a try...I think you might like it.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:43 pm

TrevorLeMayRambles wrote:
I know! I just have an obsession with making things myself :3 It's curiousity however... That did in the cat

Fine, make me a laser cannon. Very Happy

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TrevorLeMayRambles



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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:20 pm

YOU GOT IT! Twisted Evil I could also probably steal one from the church of Scientology next to campus... what else could be under that huge white dome.....
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:24 pm

TrevorLeMayRambles wrote:
YOU GOT IT! Twisted Evil I could also probably steal one from the church of Scientology next to campus... what else could be under that huge white dome.....

Done deal. I would love to own their laser cannon, especially if it's stolen.

Meanwhile, be careful with your homemade cob: if you burn the bottom out, you'll get a lap full of ash, which sounds delightful, but I said "ash" not ...

...never mind.

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TrevorLeMayRambles



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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:34 pm

Evil or Very Mad unhappy devil face...
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TrevorLeMayRambles



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PostSubject: Re: Stem for a DIY corncob!    Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:18 am

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