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Bobby Stubbs

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Age : 68
Location : Corpus Christi Texas
Registration date : 2014-02-16

PostSubject: Calabash   Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:36 pm

I was working my part time job and smoking my pipe..the owner came up and gave me a Calabash pipe..he had taken in pawn years ago and found the bowl was broken under the cake..I bought a new bowl and removed the stem oxidation and polished it
This is the result
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Ocelot55

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Location : Columbus, OH
Registration date : 2012-03-28

PostSubject: Re: Calabash   Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:40 pm

Very nice pipe!

I've wanted a Calabash for some time. Did you have any trouble fitting the new bowl to the gourd? I've wondered how hard replacements are to fit.
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Bobby Stubbs

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Age : 68
Location : Corpus Christi Texas
Registration date : 2014-02-16

PostSubject: Re: Calabash   Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:37 am

Bobby Stubbs wrote:
I was working my part time job and smoking my pipe..the owner came up and gave me a Calabash pipe..he had taken in pawn years ago and found the bowl was broken under the cake..I bought a new bowl and removed the stem oxidation and polished it
This is the result
The inside of the bowl measured 52.5 mm with my digital caliper..The pipe is most likely a Pioneer
J H Lowe had a bowl in stock with those measurements..and it is a slip in fit no adjustments were needed..but if needed for a tighter fit I use a light coating of ultra copper silicone on the cork and let it dry 24 hours
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flyguy

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Location : Idaho
Registration date : 2013-11-23

PostSubject: Re: Calabash   Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:14 pm

I bought a gourd calabash disaster on ebay last year with a bad stem and a broken meerschaum bowl. The bowl damage was hidden by the seller and I was able to get a partial refund. I had Mike Myers build me a new stem, ordered a new bowl from Turkey and recorked the seal to fit. The pipe was like new except it had a horrible ghost. After blowing it out with air pressure and almost a dozen salt treatments, I now own a great pipe.
Gourd calabashes smoke cool and tend to tame harsh blends. Enjoy your pipe!
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