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smoker13



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PostSubject: Dunhill metal shaft insert   Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:17 pm

I recently took advantage of a 25% off sale of Dunhill pipes on Intl Pipe Smoking Day and picked up a beautiful Group 3 Chestnut Dublin.

Well, I smoked my first bowl in it, and it wasn't until I was all smoked out that I realized that the metal shaft that they put in their pipes was loosey-goosey in this one - it just plain didn't fit. Oh sure, there was never a problem passing a pipe cleaner down the shaft, but along with the pipe cleaner would come the metal shaft for the ride. No harm done at all to the pipe, just annoying to try to decide what to do.

Right now I just took the dang thing out of the pipe completely. Has this happened to any of you out there with one of your Dunhills? Aside from which, dja think just smoking the pipe without the metal thingy will present problems?

The only thing I can foresee is that cleaning up will be more of a job since all the gunk will not have that nice slick metal half-tube to stick to but rather the raw, exposed briar.

Anybody?
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill metal shaft insert   Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:32 pm

I thought those screwed or were a snug fit in the tenon.
If it's that loose maybe you could try a bit of fingernail polish on the end of it where it inserts into the tenon.
Just coat it a little less then what goes in and let it dry before reinserting it and it should snug up the fit.
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smoker13



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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill metal shaft insert   Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:26 pm

Yeah, I was wondering about adding something to make it snug up a bit, but then I got paranoid about introducing a foreign agent that might affect the flavor of the smoke(?)_..Maybe beeswax would be a safe way to go. I'll think about it and figure something out.

In the meantime all suggestions are still welcome.

-S13
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Richard Burley

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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill metal shaft insert   Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:19 am

I tossed all mine. All three, that is. There's a reason for those, but I can't remember what it is. Must not have made much of an impression on me.
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill metal shaft insert   Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:58 am

Good to know they're not essential, Richard. I'll probably end up doing the same. Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill metal shaft insert   Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:56 pm

I presume we are talking about the infamous DH "Inner Tube" here, correct??? What few I ever had fit well in the shaft. How some ever, I always removed them before I smoked the pipe. Just never liked the idea of a metal tube in the pipe. FWIW, cheers FTRPLT
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill metal shaft insert   Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:55 pm

Here's the idea behind the tubes.

These days, most folks pitch them. Many new White Spots don't even include them (I have two, neither had a tube).
If used, they do keep the shanks incredibly clean.

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smoker13



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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill metal shaft insert   Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:10 pm

That is the the BIG benefit I've noticed on the 4 others that have the tube - cleaning is a cinch and oh so easy and quick!
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PostSubject: inner tube   Mon May 08, 2017 2:06 pm

I would take it out, put it in a drawer in my pipe cabinet, and take it out of the drawer and put it back into the pipe when I'm ready to sell it.

Rob D
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PostSubject: Re: Dunhill metal shaft insert   Mon May 08, 2017 7:11 pm

denholrl, I've long ago done the first 2 steps, the only step left is to put it back when selling the pipe and I don't imagine that day coming for a long while! In all seriousness, the pipe smokes beautifully, it IS beautiful and has become one of my faves to smoke and fondle, buff it to a nice sheen with my dunhill cloth and admire the deep color and grain in just the right incandescent light (it's a size 3 Chestnut Dublin).
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PostSubject: .   Mon May 08, 2017 10:15 pm

I guess it doesn't get much better than that!

Rob D
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