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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: Removing Bowl Insert of a Cob   Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:58 pm

Hi,

As above, I could do without them. However I find the stem is quite securely glued into the bowl. Any ideas on how to get it out?

Thanks, Mike
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Hawker

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Insert of a Cob   Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:37 pm

If it's drilling out the shank your talking about I'd try cutting it off flush with a fine bladed hack or band saw then using a drill press or by hand drill your way up slowly using lots of bits till you get to the desired orifice size you want.
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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Insert of a Cob   Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:01 am

I was not clear; sorry.

What I mean is that with cobs the airway hole does not simply end at the inside of the bowl. Instead a round piece of wood extends from the side of the bowl to inside the bowl proper, the inner-shank, and the end of the airway is centered in the shank, the final 3/8" cut on a slant.

It is this piece of diagonally-cut wood, the shank, that extends into the bowl that I wish to cut off, so that when you look down into the bowl it looks the same as any bowl of briar, nothing obtruding into the bowl.
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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Insert of a Cob   Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:02 am

Mike - Here is the thing. If you remove that, the draft hole will be above the bottom of the bowl by a bunch. That is going to create problems of its own for a guy like me who wants to convert all that tobacco into smoke. I think a better solution might be to build up the bottom of the bowl with pipe mud or similar. - Tom
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pepesdad1

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PostSubject: Removing Bowl Insert of a Cob   Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:18 am

Fr_Tom wrote:
Mike - Here is the thing. If you remove that, the draft hole will be above the bottom of the bowl by a bunch. That is going to create problems of its own for a guy like me who wants to convert all that tobacco into smoke. I think a better solution might be to build up the bottom of the bowl with pipe mud or similar. - Tom
 
 
 
Pondered the same thing...pipe mud is the answer...otherwise you've ruined the pipe.
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Geoff



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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Insert of a Cob   Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:32 am

You've obviously enjoyed success with past cobs. Cobs are unique and don't conform to briar construction; yet, they have stood the test of time. Seeking to alter historic conformation seems overly optimistic.
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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Insert of a Cob   Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:19 am

Mike I have several cobs that the inner shank finally burned out on. I found that if I drilled out the bottom of the cob and put in a 1/2 inch hardwood plug that I didn't need to mud the bottom as I was able to bring it right up to the draft hole. It also has made the cobs less likely to burn out on the bottoms which can happen when you remove the inner shank.

Jim
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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Insert of a Cob   Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:18 am

Great insights! Thanks! Mike
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No Bail

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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Insert of a Cob   Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:53 pm

I've used a dremel to remove the wood and then used pipe mud in a couple of layers in the bottom. I wanted to end the wood taste mixing with the tobacco.

I like the hardwood plug idea better and will have to try that.
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KevinM



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PostSubject: Re: Removing Bowl Insert of a Cob   Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:34 pm

Plaster de Paris? Isn't that what they use to smooth out the exterior bowl? Never had yr problem. Just a thought.
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