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So this happened. Suggestions?
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Is the a cob stem? Buy a new one
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Nope. Briar (basketpipe)
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I have in the past:

1) squared off the end, sanded it down smooth and kept going. My brother still smokes a little apple shape that I reshaped the end on. You’ll need to funnel the opening a little.

2) used charcoal and super glue to build up the area and sand it back flush though not on such a large missing section.

3) replace the stem. A number of online sellers offer stems. Find one close to the old size and with a little application of hand tools and sand paper you can make it fit. If you have to bend the stem put a pipe cleaner or two in the airway so it doesn’t collapse while it’s warm and being bent.
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ncrobb wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:51 am I have in the past:

1) squared off the end, sanded it down smooth and kept going. My brother still smokes a little apple shape that I reshaped the end on. You’ll need to funnel the opening a little.

2) used charcoal and super glue to build up the area and sand it back flush though not on such a large missing section.

3) replace the stem. A number of online sellers offer stems. Find one close to the old size and with a little application of hand tools and sand paper you can make it fit. If you have to bend the stem put a pipe cleaner or two in the airway so it doesn’t collapse while it’s warm and being bent.
Yeah, was considering that. Figured if I destroy it trying to modify, I'll replace it. Like I said, just a lil ol' basket it pipe, but it does smoke the heck outta some Haunted Bookshop. Plus my kids got it for me.
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I literally just had a similar experience....
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JTWilliams wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:43 am Nope. Briar (basketpipe)
Buy another.
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Jlando19 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:30 pm I literally just had a similar experience....
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How on earth did that happen? Those just don't break off without force.
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Bruyere_Royale wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Jlando19 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:30 pm I literally just had a similar experience....
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How on earth did that happen? Those just don't break off without force.
That’s a little tougher to fix.
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Bruyere_Royale wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:03 pm
Jlando19 wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:30 pm I literally just had a similar experience....
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How on earth did that happen? Those just don't break off without force.
It was already the slightest bit askew, I put a pipe cleaner through it and it pipe cleaner got stuck. My dumb brutish mind thought to just pull it out and it finished bending it....completely apart.
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