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jordanp

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02-04-2014 06:00 PM

Topic tags/keywords: pipeswap tobacco pipe briar smoking pipe pipe swap

Lumberjocks Tobacco Pipe Swap 2014 updated on 3/14/2014

Registration is CLOSED

Completed Pipe Deadline May 5th
Please send photos of your completed pipe by May 5th to lj-swap@gmx.com
please let me know the material (wood/stem) you will be using once you know.

After i receive your Photo i will send you the name and address of your recipient.

SHIPPING DEADLINE IS MAY 16th
Your Pipe needs to be shipped out on or before this day

DOs & DONTs
Do not post pictures/project of your completed pipe until the recipient has acknowledge he has received it.

When you post your completed pipe project on LJ’s please include the tag pipeswap2014

When you receive a pipe you can let everyone know by posting pictures in this thread.

Feel free to add accessories along with your pipe, Tamper tool, Pick, Box, Stand, pipe sock possibly some pipe tobacco. This is not required by any means but your recipient will love it!

Stamp or mark your completed pipe with your name/date or with LJ swap 2014
You don’t have to do this but it has been common practice among many LJ swaps in the past.

Share knowledge and Ask questions!
this is a learning experience for all of us so don’t be shy.

note
Due to the expense of briar, if you make a briar pipe I will try to match you up to receive a briar pipe as well. Unless you you inform me any type received will be ok.

Pipe Materials accepted.
Briar, Apple, Maple, Cherry, Pear, Beech, Blackberry root, Mountain Laurel
(Most fruit woods. Send PM if your in doubt)

Stem/Mouth Piece Material
Preformed Lucite, Ebonite/Vulcanite(same thing), Acrylite, acrylic Or hand turned variation.
Wooden Stems are also acceptable please use suitable wood from the above list if possible.

Resources & Supplies

Pipe Making Information And Supplies
Pipe Makers Emporium

I have an assortment of pre made Ebonite/Vulcanite stems available. The majority of them are new old stock antiques from the 1940’s and 1950s.

Note when you purchase a Vulcanite/Ebonite stem from a supplier they arrive fairly rough and require Some work, including reducing the size of the tenon. If you don’t have the tools to do this, you can send
Me your stem and let me know what diameter you want the tenon reduced to and I will machine it down..

Typically the Freehand acrylic stems are much more finished when they arrive. These stems do not have a shoulder at the tenon, they simply are taper down to fit the shank. so there is no need to turn the tenon down to size and no need to square it up at the shoulder because they do not have one)

Also I can offer you one of mine at my cost + postage, with the tenon already turned to size. I have a limited amount available.
Email me at lj-swap@gmx.com and I will send you photos of what I have.

#1 Rule – HAVE FUN

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy


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richardwootton

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#1 posted 02-04-2014 06:42 PM

Sounds interesting. Does a wooden pipe have to be made from briar?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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Sanding2day

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 06:58 PM

Could be an experience… Haven’t ever thought about making a pipe. Here is an interesting article regarding the use of briar… http://www.pipesandcigars.com/faq/article/125/why-briar-and-not-something-else

-- Dan

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davidmackv

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 08:18 PM

I have some pipes made of woods other than briar. I have a pipe that smokes very good that is made of pear wood.

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jordanp

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 08:22 PM

The best pipes are usually made from Briar. However they do not have to be made from Briar.
Most of the fruit woods are ok to use, Apple, Cherry, Pear, even Maple or Beechwood.

I will post a bunch of information in the header along with resources for parts and tools.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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Rick M.

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#5 posted 02-04-2014 10:13 PM

I bought all the supplies for making a few pipes but being new at it I’m not sure my skills would be up to snuff (hardeehar). I’ll think about it.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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jordanp

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 04:18 AM

Just like the other swaps this is going to be skill building..
I hope you join on….

More details coming soon.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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Mark Kornell

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#7 posted 02-07-2014 03:58 AM

Ooooh, you’re gonna get me in trouble with the wife…

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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terryR

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#8 posted 02-07-2014 03:18 PM

Yeah, I want to sign up as well, but every time I’ve completed a project in the past 3 months, SWMBO exclaims, “So, who is THAT one for.” :(

But, I’ve got all the materials, and NO experience making a wooden pipe, so signing up makes perfect sense to me! LOL

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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mrjinx007

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#9 posted 02-07-2014 03:33 PM

I have made a few. The best ones where made with blackberry roots.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Manitario

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#10 posted 02-07-2014 04:42 PM

Sounds like a fun swap! I’ve never made a pipe before so I pity whomever gets it in the swap but it’ll be a good challenge so sign me up.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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jordanp

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#11 posted 02-08-2014 02:48 AM

Just added some more information.

-- J. Palmer Woodworks - Rockwall TX -I woke up this morning thinking “man, I really hope someone posted some soul scarring sh*t on LJs today.” -- - Billy

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fatandy2003

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#12 posted 02-08-2014 06:26 AM

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I have found that the best woods to choose for the stummel (shank and bowl) are 1) non-toxic when burning and 2) of a dense hardwood with tight grain, the more “inter-twined” the grain the better it seems to be at heat disipation to the hands.

For anyone nervous about the skills it takes to make a pipe, you could look into a pipe kit like those sold on Amazon and ebay. These kits have the hard parts done for you: drilling the holes and fitting the stem to the stummel. They only require your creativity in shaping them. Or, you could dry out a piece of corn cob, drill 2 holes, drill a hole through a dowel and shove it in the cob…

Another great resource is www.pipedia.org

Should be fun. Looking forward to the swap!

Cheers,

-- -- Andy, “Those who expect to reap the blessings of liberty must undergo the fatigues of supporting it” - Thomas Paine

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terryR

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#13 posted 02-08-2014 02:18 PM

OK, I’m in.

I’ve got briar, pre-made stems, tools, and will ask 100 questions…

:)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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terryR

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#14 posted 02-16-2014 12:25 AM

First attempt at a stummel on the lathe…

...too much of a hurry…lazy layout. But, today…

...now we’re talking a cherry pipe! All drilled and working. Ready for a stem.

Still a few hours of hand work left, but I feel like I cleared the first hurdle. :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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MalcolmLaurel

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#15 posted 02-16-2014 01:28 AM

Mountain laurel was also commonly used, especially when imported briar wasn’t available or affordable… it was even sometimes known as “American Briar”.

-- Malcolm Laurel - http://MalcolmLaurel.com https://www.etsy.com/shop/MalcolmLaurel

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