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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Calabash pipe rack   Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:12 pm

Recently acquired my first gourd Calabash (estate), and now I'm trying to figure out a rack/stand for it.

Took a look on the usual pipe sites, no joy. Had a brief look on the bay (don't normally like to go there) and nothing stood out.

Anyone have a source for these? I realize it depends on the size of the gourd. I don't have the ability to make one myself.

scratch

TIA


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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:43 pm

I'm almost positive this is one of our fellow BoBers, because it's the exact same setup as the one I got in a trade a few years back:

Calabash Stand

I think it was SPUD 15 maybe that made these? I'd say shoot him a PM...there were a couple finish options if I remember correctly.

Yep, it was SPUD 15: http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t26163-calabash-pipe-stand#350484

I just realized the pic of the all-meerschaum calabash used in the listing photos and in that thread was the pic of my pipe I sent him, lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:54 pm

nismo270r wrote:
I'm almost positive this is one of our fellow BoBers, because it's the exact same setup as the one I got in a trade a few years back:

Calabash Stand

I think it was SPUD 15 maybe that made these? I'd say shoot him a PM...there were a couple finish options if I remember correctly.

Yep, it was SPUD 15: http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t26163-calabash-pipe-stand#350484

I just realized the pic of the all-meerschaum calabash used in the listing photos and in that thread was the pic of my pipe I sent him, lol!

Thanks Chris

I've seen those and have wondered if the plexiglass holder would scar the gourd. I suppose one could line it with felt or something.

If I had a shop with a table saw and the like I could make one myself. Not the case here.



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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:37 pm

Brewdude wrote:

Thanks Chris

I've seen those and have wondered if the plexiglass holder would scar the gourd. I suppose one could line it with felt or something.

If I had a shop with a table saw and the like I could make one myself. Not the case here.



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RR

Anytime Rande!

I haven't noticed any scarring with mine, but felt is a great idea to be safe. Iwan Ries is also having a sale this weekend. You can get this guy for $15 and change after the 20% off:

http://www.iwanries.com/Walnut-CalabashLarge-Pipe-Rest-P867C521.cfm
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:28 pm

nismo270r wrote:
Brewdude wrote:

Thanks Chris

I've seen those and have wondered if the plexiglass holder would scar the gourd. I suppose one could line it with felt or something.

If I had a shop with a table saw and the like I could make one myself. Not the case here.



Cheers,

RR

Anytime Rande!

I haven't noticed any scarring with mine, but felt is a great idea to be safe. Iwan Ries is also having a sale this weekend. You can get this guy for $15 and change after the 20% off:

http://www.iwanries.com/Walnut-CalabashLarge-Pipe-Rest-P867C521.cfm

That one looks like a winner. Thanks Chris!

Cool


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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:43 pm

I have one like this made by Savinelli. Works better then the one shown here.

http://www.danishpipeshop.com/product.asp?product=11927#.V9OAbfkrLX4

I may get a picture on tomorrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:13 am

I guess I'm old school but to me plexiglas just doesn't fit with a nice pipe.  From an aesthetic standpoint I prefer the wood one Loneredtree posted as long as it's in a secure spot it can't get knocked over etc.  Personally I prefer the security of the ones Nismo posted...

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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:06 pm

Idlefellow wrote:
I guess I'm old school but to me plexiglas just doesn't fit with a nice pipe.  From an aesthetic standpoint I prefer the wood one Loneredtree posted as long as it's in a secure spot it can't get knocked over etc.  Personally I prefer the security of the ones Nismo posted...


Yes, I like the style of these the best.

nismo270r wrote:
Iwan Ries is also having a sale this weekend. You can get this guy for $15 and change after the 20% off:

http://www.iwanries.com/Walnut-CalabashLarge-Pipe-Rest-P867C521.cfm

Just ordered this today. Thanks again Chris, and getting it for ~ $15 with the 20% off is a bargain. Although the cheapest shipping was almost as much as the stand! Oh well, at least it's USPS priority so should have it mid-week.

Cool


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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:18 pm

Sounds like you have it well in hand! Congrats on the Calabash! cheers cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:32 pm

Ozark Wizard wrote:
Sounds like you have it well in hand! Congrats on the Calabash! cheers cheers cheers

Ya, it's a winner. Been Jonesin' for one of these for some time, and choked on a great deal from bro Mattia a while ago. Got mine from the Blue Room boyz a few weeks ago, and it was a terrific bargain. Can't praise them highly enough!

Cool


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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:01 pm

Enjoy the calabash! Mine don't get the attention they deserve.
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:48 pm

Brewdude wrote:
nismo270r wrote:
I'm almost positive this is one of our fellow BoBers, because it's the exact same setup as the one I got in a trade a few years back:

Calabash Stand

I think it was SPUD 15 maybe that made these? I'd say shoot him a PM...there were a couple finish options if I remember correctly.

Yep, it was SPUD 15: http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t26163-calabash-pipe-stand#350484

I just realized the pic of the all-meerschaum calabash used in the listing photos and in that thread was the pic of my pipe I sent him, lol!

Thanks Chris

I've seen those and have wondered if the plexiglass holder would scar the gourd. I suppose one could line it with felt or something.

If I had a shop with a table saw and the like I could make one myself. Not the case here.



Cheers,

RR
FYI I do not use plexiglass only lexan which is 20 times stronger than plexiglass. the hole that holds the gourd is tapered and will not scar the gourd. my calabash has been in the first stand that
i made over 30 years ago. i have made many of these over the years for acquaintances and friends with no complaints. Brothers FATMAN, RUSTY MOUSE, and RDH pipes have my stands. Hope you enjoy yours. MIKE
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:32 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Just ordered this today. Thanks again Chris, and getting it for ~ $15 with the 20% off is a bargain. Although the cheapest shipping was almost as much as the stand! Oh well, at least it's USPS priority so should have it mid-week.

Cool


Cheers,

RR

Glad to be of service RR! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Calabash pipe rack   Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:41 pm

nismo270r wrote:
Brewdude wrote:
Just ordered this today. Thanks again Chris, and getting it for ~ $15 with the 20% off is a bargain. Although the cheapest shipping was almost as much as the stand! Oh well, at least it's USPS priority so should have it mid-week.

Cool


Cheers,

RR



Glad to be of service RR! Razz

De nada Chris. It's a fine stand for my 'bash, and more to my style than the other one which holds the bowl in a bracket. Though the shipping was a bit excessive it was a helluva lot less expensive than the alternatives on the bay, which shipped from the GR or somesuch.



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