Modified Twain Bowl

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Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:36 pm

So, I got my three new MM cobbs (seen in another post) and was getting ready to smoke some Watch City Deluxe Crumb out of the Mark Twain and realized that while it's a nice big pipe, it ain't big enough! The bowl in this pipe is a straight but thick walled narrow chamber. So I decided to open it up a bit. I started with a 1" burr and once I got in a ways (cobbs are tough!) I switched bits and began tapering the shaft walls. I like the shape and size better, so now it's time for a smoke. I'll f/u with my thots afterward :D

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Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:47 pm

Good job , man !! Give us a follow up !
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Ruffinogold wrote:
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Good job , man !! Give us a follow up !
Worked out great! It gave me about 50% more capacity and burned down evenly to the bottom. While cogitating over the bowl of DC, I think the original bowl design of the Mark Twain as it comes might just be the perfect flake bowl. Seems like it's ideal for folding and stuffing the flakes. Think I'm gonna get me another and check it out. This one just just got dedicated the big bowl burley bin!

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Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:24 pm

I have always just used a drill bit, and it tends to wander and get off center. I like this burr. Your modified cob looks really good.
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:48 pm

What a great modification . . .

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Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:30 pm

Man, I'm all kinds of impressed with that mod! Glad it's smoking well, too!
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Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:20 pm

I keep thinking about this MM mod and want to do the same thing for a couple of Mark Twains (straight). I use my cobs primarily for smoking my Scrap Mixture and they perform extremely well.

Which D-Ball Burrs did you use in addition to the 1".

Thank you.

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simplepipes wrote:
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I keep thinking about this MM mod and want to do the same thing for a couple of Mark Twains (straight). I use my cobs primarily for smoking my Scrap Mixture and they perform extremely well.

Which D-Ball Burrs did you use in addition to the 1".

Thank you.

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Hey sp, it was a diagonal cross-hatched cut burr; 5/8' dia x 1" in length. I used it to do the tapering and smooth it out some.

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Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:53 am

Thank you Rusticated . . .

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