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Very glad to hear the positive feedback.
@Bakker1964 I am sorry you missed out on this. As Kent has said I am not unfortunately able to make another official POY for you, but (I hope this is an acceptable "advert") I can make you a pipe to the same specs without the official stamps etc.
Yes it is. For those interested in the technical the funnel the transition from the large round hole in the stem to the wide flat hole/slot at the button. This is an important area to work on as if you have any restriction there you have a pipe with a poor/tight draw and it can cause a hot, wet...
Glad those last ones are finally filtering through. Is anyone still waiting?
@Kentos do you mean the funnel in the stem? I do cut mine quite deep, I prefer to go deep and fairly narrow, I think it gives a bit more strength. The thing with the funnel is you can certainly make it too small (and...
Glad to see pipes are starting to appear with a bit more regularity now.
For those wondering, yes I can still make extra stems but they wouldn't have the discount since the efficiencies of batch production are gone now. They aren't crazy expensive, but not cheap either.
Doesn't matter too, you won't smoke it until the alcohol has evaporated anyway. Everclear would be great from what I understand but that's not something we can get in the UK. I use 99% pure isopropyl for cleaning pipes since I have it on hand for use in staining pipes anyway.
Oh yes, I completely forgot about that, my apologies.
It's quite simple really. Firstly, don't worry about break in or anything, just smoke the pipe. The outside of the bowl will likely feel a little bit warmer than you are used with a briar, Morta conducts the heat better than briar so you...