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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 54
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

PostSubject: Seven Day Set   Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:01 pm

So, I actually won these on the 'Bay for ten bucks and 6 for shipping. It was a while ago, but for a time lost my heart for working on pipes. They all need a little work, maybe a couple in line for new stems, loose brass ferrels, loose necks, imbedded filters, general neglect. But no burnouts or serious ghosting. I figured I won the gamble...



I've got one cleaned up and smoking, a straight one that had minimum chatter on the bit. The next one is a bent that looks like it was a chew toy. I'm now working on the new stem.

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DrumsAndBeer

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Age : 45
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

PostSubject: Re: Seven Day Set   Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:15 pm

That warden looks pretty cool.

I like the fact that they are all banded. You don't see that very often on cobs
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Re: Seven Day Set   Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:38 pm

Cobs always seem to look cool and tasty in photos. The patina just right, etc. What's with the stems? They don't look stock. Or at least not contemporary stock.
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Ozark Wizard

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Age : 54
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
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PostSubject: Re: Seven Day Set   Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:46 am

Richard Burley wrote:
Cobs always seem to look cool and tasty in photos. The patina just right, etc. What's with the stems? They don't look stock. Or at least not contemporary stock.

I hear you. I'm not sure if the stems are "authentic". When I was sanding the rough down on a couple the dust looked and smelled like vulcanite. I also noticed the airway at the button is too narrow to pass a thin cleaner. Very curious....
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Jevverrett

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Age : 35
Location : Meriden, Ct
Registration date : 2014-12-13

PostSubject: Re: Seven Day Set   Sat May 05, 2018 12:33 pm

Not bad for an eBay find. Personally, I find the only issue with mm cobs is the stems. Not substantial enough for a clencher in the long run. Usually the stem is shot long before the pipe. The after market stems are worth the price, Id say. Especially if they hold up transferring to new stummels.
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

PostSubject: Re: Seven Day Set   Sat May 05, 2018 1:41 pm

Jevverrett wrote:
...Personally, I find the only issue with mm cobs is the stems. Not substantial enough for a clencher in the long run. Usually the stem is shot long before the pipe. The after market stems are worth the price, Id say. Especially if they hold up transferring to new stummels.

Replacement stems are cheap. I buy 'em by the bag, figuratively speaking. One of the appeals of cobs, being able to chew 'em up without regard to cost. Not to knock the high quality stems--I have several on favored cobs. One might want to knock down the flashing on the cheapos with fine sandpaper, but that's a minor annoyance.
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Jevverrett

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Age : 35
Location : Meriden, Ct
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PostSubject: Re: Seven Day Set   Sat May 05, 2018 5:20 pm

You know, Ive never bought one? I usually just chuck em once I punch a hole in the stem. I bought a pair of the new C&D straight cobs, and I love the stems on them. I probably have a dozen or so of regular ones floating around everywhere in my life. Garage, man cave, truck, work truck etc...
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