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The Purple Gorilla

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PostSubject: Question about longer bits   Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:02 pm

Hello, I am wanting to get a 18 inch bit made for my Nording Churchwarden, and I don't know where to go to accomplish this goal...

I have always wanted a long stem, and love the bowl of this Nording, so why not combine the two?


Any suggestions, or should I just go to my lathe and turn a long piece of delrin myself?
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PostSubject: Re: Question about longer bits   Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:17 pm

Delrin won't do one bit. You need either acrylic or ebonite. In this case, if you want a DIY project you could buy a couple of pre-molded churchwarden stems. Since Nordings typically don't meet the stem flush at the junction, you shouldn't have to worry too much about the tenon.

OR:

http://www.milantobacco.com/erik_nording_freehand_churchwarden_pipes_orange.htm
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Question about longer bits   Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:07 pm

Fred, delrin gets used for tenons inserted into stems of other materials to make a "two-piece" job, but a whole stem out of the stuff wouldn't work too well. Someone here might be able to link you to a source for an extra-long piece of acrylic, but you'd have to drill the draft hole just right in addition to turning it on a lathe...not sure how to accomplish that with an extra-long stem with the tools I assume are at your disposal.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about longer bits   Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:31 pm

I can make it work, I have very long drill rods, a huge lathe, all I need is the material, and a plan. but if someone else that has done it before can assist, that would be much appreciated...
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