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millerman

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Age : 42
Location : Dry Fork, VA
Registration date : 2013-02-01

PostSubject: Anyone weighted a stummel??   Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:00 am

Hi, I'm working on a churchwarden that I want to stand up even with that long stem hanging out there. I've kept the bottom of the bowl flat and canted it forward hoping to offset some of the weight of the stem. Right now it falls backwards if you look at it too hard. I don't want to put some crazy bends in the stem to get it more stable either. I was thinking of doing an inlay at the bottom of the bowl. maybe a black ring and then another piece of briar under that. I had this idea of maybe drilling and tapping a few holes under the bottom and screwing in a few set screws. Thus weighting the stummel a bit. Then the inlay would hide the screws. Then the overall pipe would be a little more stable. Has anyone ever done this? Would there be any problems anyone could see with doing this? If I go this way does anyone have any suggestions on the best glue or epoxy to use for the inlay? I usually use a Loctite glue for inlay rings on stems would that be good for this too? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks to all in advance.
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BigCasino

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Location : North of Pittsburgh pa
Registration date : 2012-11-27

PostSubject: Re: Anyone weighted a stummel??   Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:33 am

I use epoxy as well for stuff, don't know about the screws, might be one of those things you're just going to have to try and find out...LOL
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sonpuff



Registration date : 2013-11-23

PostSubject: Re: Anyone weighted a stummel??   Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:12 am

Might try drilling a small hole, cut a small chunk of lead from a sinker, epoxy it in the hole, and then fill the hole with a decorative piece of exotic wood,
faux ivory, or something just to make the hole look like it was a planned part of the pipe.
You might even plug the hole with just a piece of the same stem material that you made the pipe with and sand and polish it smooth and flush with the bottom of the pipe. The two would then compliment each other and look like it was planned into the design of the pipe and not just an after thought.
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millerman

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Age : 42
Location : Dry Fork, VA
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone weighted a stummel??   Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:37 am

Thanks I actually thought about lead but using a sinker never come to mind. I canted it forward a little more and that has resolved that issue. I'm almost done with it now. just trying to get the stem done. Thanks for the idea though, I appreciate it.
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Geoff



Registration date : 2013-09-08

PostSubject: Re: Anyone weighted a stummel??   Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:37 am

Well, you could always mount a twenty-dollar gold piece to the base. You then have a pipe that would be close in value to one made by S. Bang. Smile
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