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Citizen B wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:56 pm I can't dope out what the stem and bowl tools are supposed to do. Are the bigger ends handles? They wouldn't have been made of stainless steel when these drawings were made.
These kinds of pipes are made with pressure molds, as opposed to slip molds, so the handles (bigger end (wood or iron)) were used to force a cavity in the bowl and shank. I have a friend who actually carved a wooden mold for making his own clay pipes and it worked wonderfully:
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Dr Uhaha wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:04 pm
Citizen B wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:56 pm I can't dope out what the stem and bowl tools are supposed to do. Are the bigger ends handles? They wouldn't have been made of stainless steel when these drawings were made.
These kinds of pipes are made with pressure molds, as opposed to slip molds, so the handles (bigger end (wood or iron)) were used to force a cavity in the bowl and shank. I have a friend who actually carved a wooden mold for making his own clay pipes and it worked wonderfully:
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Dr Uhaha wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:04 pm
Citizen B wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 4:56 pm I can't dope out what the stem and bowl tools are supposed to do. Are the bigger ends handles? They wouldn't have been made of stainless steel when these drawings were made.
These kinds of pipes are made with pressure molds, as opposed to slip molds, so the handles (bigger end (wood or iron)) were used to force a cavity in the bowl and shank. I have a friend who actually carved a wooden mold for making his own clay pipes and it worked wonderfully:
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As a matter of interest, what clay does you friend use ?
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pipelover wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:36 am As a matter of interest, what clay does you friend use ?
My buddy used "Terra Cotta Low Fire Cone 06 Red."
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Dr Uhaha wrote: Tue Nov 10, 2020 2:13 pm
pipelover wrote: Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:36 am As a matter of interest, what clay does you friend use ?
My buddy used "Terra Cotta Low Fire Cone 06 Red."
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This is the greatest Lego ever!!!!!
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Found terra cotta (etc). It's on amazon !
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Now this is a lovely clay with an interesting story.
Made by Anthony Bulone.
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