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the rev

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Age : 53
Location : Oak View CA
Registration date : 2012-10-08

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PostSubject: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptySun Dec 01, 2013 8:50 pm

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The polliwog rev'sbash

Will post more pictures when I finish the button and give it the final polish on Wednesday

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millerman

millerman

Age : 44
Location : Dry Fork, VA
Registration date : 2013-02-01

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptySun Dec 01, 2013 9:16 pm

Can't wait to see it finished. great job so far.
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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptySun Dec 01, 2013 10:04 pm

Interesting

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the rev

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Age : 53
Location : Oak View CA
Registration date : 2012-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptySun Dec 01, 2013 10:18 pm

that comment along with your avatar makes me afraid... I won't sleep tonight

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyMon Dec 02, 2013 10:25 am

lol! lol!

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i.keenum

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Age : 30
Location : coast of mississippi
Registration date : 2011-06-12

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyWed Dec 04, 2013 8:10 pm

I really dig it, never seen a reverse with an alternative wood chamber. What kind of wood is that?
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sisyphus

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Registration date : 2012-06-11

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyWed Dec 04, 2013 8:15 pm

mark wrote:
Interesting
this is what my mom always said when she hated something and didn't want to hurt someone's feelings Wink
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gravel

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Age : 46
Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2011-12-07

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyWed Dec 04, 2013 8:27 pm

i.keenum wrote:
I really dig it, never seen a reverse with an alternative wood chamber. What kind of wood is that?
Thread title. ;-)
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rothnh



Location : Midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2012-08-26

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyWed Dec 04, 2013 9:02 pm

Interesting.

With all due respect, the shank appears 'way large for the bowl. I love the bowl -- the overly large shank = not so much.
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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyThu Dec 05, 2013 7:43 am

5) I feel smart.
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the rev

the rev

Age : 53
Location : Oak View CA
Registration date : 2012-10-08

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyThu Dec 05, 2013 8:44 am

it is a bit imbalanced, I was trying to go for the look where the two pieces were "separated" by a thinner piece. I think I should have made the bridge between shank and bowl thinner, and the shank shorter. But live and learn. In person I think it is a striking pipe, and is going to smoke like a dream. And yes mr Keenum, I do believe I am the first to make the calabash in bamboo.

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alfredo_buscatti

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyThu Dec 05, 2013 11:13 am

reverse bamboo calabash! Yeah, love those words put together like that. I think I'll write a poem about the activities of someone who smokes one, metaphorizing the parts of the pipe while the protagonist handles the pipe with panache!
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rothnh



Location : Midcoast Maine
Registration date : 2012-08-26

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyThu Dec 05, 2013 1:48 pm

Ahh -- [palm to the forehead] -- it's a reverse calabash! Somehow I missed reading that Embarassed 

Oh yeah, I bet it's a superb smoker Smile 
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Location : Mexico City
Registration date : 2009-08-24

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyThu Dec 05, 2013 2:36 pm

Nice work, rev! Cool 

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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyThu Dec 05, 2013 9:56 pm

According to the user "acme," who has made RC pipes with chambers of differing size, the bigger the condensation chamber, the better it works, cooling the smoke and amping the flavor. Thus I agree the shank looks overly large, but if it contains a large/larger chamber, it might fulfill the purpose of a RC that much better. Think of the early RCs that were made by Revyagin? (one of those trendy Russians); ugly as sin! They looked like two lumps, one the bowl and the other the chamber. I remember seeing them before I understood what had been attempted, thinking that they were some of the most strange, misshapen pipes I'd ever seen.

I've seen one double calabash on, I think, Quality Briar's site, which I can't find now to provide a link. It indeed has the bowl insert of a traditional calabash but also the reverse calabash chamber; and the design was gorgeous, grain and all, with a Dublin bowl and a cherrywood-type wavy stem of the kind that I've seen Paolo Becker and Rad Davis carve so well. Take a look at the left column, third down. That's what I'm trying to say.

http://www.raddavispipes.com/gallery.cfm?PageNum_getGalleryPipesRet=9

It was still more beautiful. So, the RC design does not have to be clunky, even if it is a double calabash.
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the rev

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Age : 53
Location : Oak View CA
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PostSubject: Re: reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with   reverse calabash bamboo I am almost done with EmptyThu Dec 05, 2013 11:57 pm

It has a huge calabash chamber. And I agree a good pipe should be both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

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