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Shop's Log #13: Bent Apple Pipe

09-01-2014 08:16 PM by terryR | 10 comments »

Wow, cannot believe it’s been over 2 months since I posted a Blog…still behind I am… I promised a bent pipe at the end of the last Blog, so here goes… The challenge for this project was to create a BENT pipe; meaning the airflow and tobacco chambers do not line up at 90 degrees. Seemingly simple, but not so using a lathe. Many pipe makers use specialized jaws to hold the workpiece for this geometry, but I’ve also seen a few use the techniques below… First, we need a plan, Stan… ...lots of calipers, squares, and measuring thingys to properly layout our intentions on the workpiece…which happens to be a lovely piece of dry Apple...

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