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A mini Falcon review after first smoke.

AimlessWanderer

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Beautiful. Now that’s a pipe! I ride the White Elephant daily.
Pear wood, not briar, and only £35. Not a sitter though, so it won't be coming to live with me.

 
I have six vintage Falcons and some have worn threads on the bowls. When I screw these bowls on I place the bowl on the stem and slowly turn it counter clockwise (unscrew). The bowl rises up on the threads then drops when it reaches the end of the threads. Both sets of threads are now lined up and I slowly turn the bowl clockwise to tighten it.
As for pipe cleaners being too big try putting them in through the bowl end of the stem. Another advantage of a removeable bowl.
 
I have six vintage Falcons and some have worn threads on the bowls. When I screw these bowls on I place the bowl on the stem and slowly turn it counter clockwise (unscrew). The bowl rises up on the threads then drops when it reaches the end of the threads. Both sets of threads are now lined up and I slowly turn the bowl clockwise to tighten it.
When I was turning wrenches, a good 40% of the bolts and nuts were threaded in just that method. Veeerrrryyyy slowly counterclockwise then POP, screw in a usual.
 
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