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Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:47 pm

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FWIW, acrylic does cover some territory. I do have a GBD with a perspex stem that is very nice. It does not feel hard or "glassy" to me.
So far, I've had a Vauen, Rattray, Morgan Bones, and a Lucite Pete that were all pretty much like biting down on glass. I haven't had a Perspex, so that could be one to try for me.
I have read also that there have been attempts at creating treated acrylics that are softer, to get the best of both worlds. "Ashtonite" being one that often has the lore of being a vulcanite/acrylic composite, despite that being a chemical impossibility.
More makers need to use Juma for stems. I have one pipe with a juma stem and it's actually my favorite material. Somewhere between vulcanite and ebonite (and yes even though they are technically the same they don't feel the same)
You are right - The quality of the materials used and slight differences in the vulcanization process are likely the difference. For instance my Roma stem is on the softer side, and if I don't keep after it it oxidizes quickly. Conversely I've had a couple pipes that used German Vulcanite, and that was a tad harder(although this hardness difference could easily be explained by a coating of carnuba) and never showed oxidation. Even thought the end result is always Vulcanite, the term Ebonite is used instead(by suppliers and artisan pipe makers), probably to distinguish from the more common and lower quality Vulcanite used on a lot of factory pipes.

Your mention of Juma also reminds me that I missed Bakelite :)
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Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:52 pm

Mr Beardsley wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:53 pm
houtenziel wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:41 pm
Fr_Tom wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:17 pm


FWIW, acrylic does cover some territory. I do have a GBD with a perspex stem that is very nice. It does not feel hard or "glassy" to me.
So far, I've had a Vauen, Rattray, Morgan Bones, and a Lucite Pete that were all pretty much like biting down on glass. I haven't had a Perspex, so that could be one to try for me.
I have read also that there have been attempts at creating treated acrylics that are softer, to get the best of both worlds. "Ashtonite" being one that often has the lore of being a vulcanite/acrylic composite, despite that being a chemical impossibility.
More makers need to use Juma for stems. I have one pipe with a juma stem and it's actually my favorite material. Somewhere between vulcanite and ebonite (and yes even though they are technically the same they don't feel the same)
They are the same. Mind over matter.
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:09 am

This is an Ebonite mouthpiece.

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Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:25 am

Thelonious monkfish wrote:
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This is an Ebonite mouthpiece.

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To what?
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:41 am

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Thelonious monkfish wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:09 am
This is an Ebonite mouthpiece.

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To what?
It looks like a fancy duck call to me.

In what seems to be an attempt to acquire a 365 day set of Starfire pots, I snagged another one for $11.27 delivered off the 'Bay.

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Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:38 am

Fr_Tom wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:41 am
Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:25 am
Thelonious monkfish wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:09 am
This is an Ebonite mouthpiece.

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To what?
It looks like a fancy duck call to me.

In what seems to be an attempt to acquire a 365 day set of Starfire pots, I snagged another one for $11.27 delivered off the 'Bay.

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Now that you mention it, it does.
Another! That's two in two weeks.💨💨
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:59 am

Fr_Tom wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:41 am
Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:25 am
Thelonious monkfish wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:09 am
This is an Ebonite mouthpiece.

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To what?
It looks like a fancy duck call to me.
Some woodwind instrument mouthpiece sans reed. Saxophone say I.
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:45 am

Kevin Keith wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:59 am
Fr_Tom wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:41 am
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To what?
It looks like a fancy duck call to me.
Some woodwind instrument mouthpiece sans reed. Saxophone say I.
Isn't a saxophone really just a fancy duck call?
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:54 am

Fr_Tom wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:45 am
Kevin Keith wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:59 am
Fr_Tom wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:41 am


It looks like a fancy duck call to me.
Some woodwind instrument mouthpiece sans reed. Saxophone say I.
Isn't a saxophone really just a fancy duck call?
It's early days, but I bet I won't read anything funnier than that this year!
I'd rather listen to a dozen banjos than one sax...and that's saying something.
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Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:38 pm

Fr_Tom wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:41 am
Bruyere_Royale wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:25 am
Thelonious monkfish wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:09 am
This is an Ebonite mouthpiece.

Image
To what?
It looks like a fancy duck call to me.

In what seems to be an attempt to acquire a 365 day set of Starfire pots, I snagged another one for $11.27 delivered off the 'Bay.

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Glad it was you that snagged that. I had the half hearted opening bid on it.
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