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Idlefellow

Idlefellow

Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

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PostSubject: Got my pipe apart - now another problem - UPDATE   Got my pipe apart - now another problem  - UPDATE EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 5:34 pm

I finally got the old Dunhill apart by using a clock oiler to get some high octane gin in between the stem and the shank, and I'm ashamed to say, it was a problem of my own making  Embarassed .  The stem was loose so I stuck a piece of masking tape on the tenon as an emergency fix.  I forgot I had done that.  Bad idea.  If I ever need to glue anything together I think I'll use masking tape and tobacco juice!

Anyway, now instead of a stuck stem I have a loose stem.  Any sure-fire fixes?  Thanks...


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Fr_Tom

Fr_Tom

Location : Diocese of Northern Indiana
Registration date : 2013-05-29

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PostSubject: Re: Got my pipe apart - now another problem - UPDATE   Got my pipe apart - now another problem  - UPDATE EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 7:44 pm

I have had good luck with getting the tenon extra clean and putting a stripe of black fingernail polish on it. You want to really let it harden though or it is probably going to act like glue.
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Jevverrett

Jevverrett

Age : 37
Location : Meriden, Ct
Registration date : 2014-12-13

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That’s pretty clever. I’ll have to remember that one
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huffelpuff

huffelpuff

Age : 49
Location : Laramie, WY
Registration date : 2011-12-10

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PostSubject: Re: Got my pipe apart - now another problem - UPDATE   Got my pipe apart - now another problem  - UPDATE EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 11:38 pm

I've used a thin layer of super glue, clear nail polish (definitely let it cure longer than you think), and the really old school heat the tenon up using a flame and lightly press it into the side of a table or something. That last one is a last resort and the management makes no warranty as to it's suitability for any purpose other than ruining your stem.

Seriously the first two are preferred. Bees wax can also help by causing the wood to swell slightly as the wax gets sucked into the fibers.

Hope something helps otherwise you may have to get a new stem made.

Jim
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ontariopiper

ontariopiper

Age : 47
Location : St George, Ontario CANADA
Registration date : 2015-03-10

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Before bulking up the stem with glue or nail polish, try this simple trick:

Warm the tenon over a lighter flame briefly - not enough to make it sag but definitely warm to the touch. Then let it cool. Test the fit.

A loose tenon is often caused by removing the stem while the pipe is still warm. This compresses the vulcanite tenon, making it smaller in diameter than the mortise. Heating the tenon briefly will allow the compressed tenon to "remember" its original shape, fixing the loose fit.

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D.L.Ruth

D.L.Ruth

Age : 38
Location : NC
Registration date : 2018-10-03

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ontariopiper wrote:
Before bulking up the stem with glue or nail polish, try this simple trick:

Warm the tenon over a lighter flame briefly - not enough to make it sag but definitely warm to the touch. Then let it cool. Test the fit.

A loose tenon is often caused by removing the stem while the pipe is still warm. This compresses the vulcanite tenon, making it smaller in diameter than the mortise. Heating the tenon briefly will allow the compressed tenon to "remember" its original shape, fixing the loose fit.


I have had success with this one a few times
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Zanaspus

Zanaspus

Age : 57
Registration date : 2009-12-27

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PostSubject: Re: Got my pipe apart - now another problem - UPDATE   Got my pipe apart - now another problem  - UPDATE EmptySun Jul 21, 2019 7:32 pm

If life had afforded me the option of owning Dunhill pipes I would hope it also afforded me the resources to contact a professional to make my pipe good as new. Just one perspective.
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Idlefellow

Idlefellow

Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

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PostSubject: Re: Got my pipe apart - now another problem - UPDATE   Got my pipe apart - now another problem  - UPDATE EmptyMon Jul 22, 2019 10:56 am

Zanaspus wrote:
If life had afforded me the option of owning Dunhill pipes I would hope it also afforded me the resources to contact a professional to make my pipe good as new.

It did, but it's just a pipe to me, no more and no less than any of the others.  

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Brewdude

Age : 66
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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Idlefellow wrote:
Zanaspus wrote:
If life had afforded me the option of owning Dunhill pipes I would hope it also afforded me the resources to contact a professional to make my pipe good as new.

It did, but it's just a pipe to me, no more and no less than any of the others.  

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Impressive collection!


Cheers,

RR

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Idlefellow

Idlefellow

Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

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Brewdude wrote:



Impressive collection!


Cheers,

RR

Thanks!  It's more of an accumulation than a collection; I'm no collector.  They all get used and ( Embarassed ) occasionally abused; they're chewed, charred, some have a ding or two.  But they've been good faithful friends for may years, through good times and bad.
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Idlefellow

Idlefellow

Location : The Kansas Prairie
Registration date : 2009-02-24

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huffelpuff, the super glue trick seems to have worked very well. Thanks for the tip!
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