Missouri Meerschaum Modification Exhibition (CobMod 2018)

Discussion in 'The Brown Leaf' started by Mike H, May 8, 2018.

  1. Mike H

    Mike H Moderator Emeritus

    With approval from the mod team, I am pleased to announce the 2018 CobMod Exhibition.

    Time to put on your thinking caps and grab a stock Missouri Meerschaum. Cut, grind, dremel, glue or paint the simple corn cob pipe into your own signature style. This is not a competition, but rather a chance to share ideas and skills.

    New stems, shanks, stains or paints, are welcome. Just start with a cob bowl. Home grown cobs are welcome too.

    Don't forget to wear your safety glasses, have fun, and of course, post pictures.
  2. Mike H

    Mike H Moderator Emeritus

    Here is one I finished last week. I call it an Oom Cob Vest Pocket Fishing Pipe. :001_302:



    I started with a MM bent Legend, cut the stem at a 45 degree angle and glued it back in reverse. Wood putty to the sides, stipple with a dremel, and a stain. The danish stem was easy to bend after a minute in hot water.
    Last edited: May 8, 2018
  3. Claudel Xerxes

    Claudel Xerxes Moderator

    Awesome! This thread excites me already!
  4. Kentos

    Kentos Moderator Emeritus

    Wow, just wow! I’m in!
  5. fordfather

    fordfather Moderator

    That's brilliant, Mike!
  6. oc_in_fw

    oc_in_fw Contributor

    There’s the way to set the bar.
  7. @Mike H OH WOW! That's some sweet pipe! Any chance you tell us how you made it?
    I'm a Cob enthusiast myself (currently waiting for my C&D Country Gentleman), but I have ZERO skills in modification.

    What kind color can be used to color the cobs? Doens't have to be "food-save" or something? I'd love to make a proper mouthpiece on some of my cobs, but have no idea how to achieve it.
  8. bberg100

    bberg100 Moderator

    Smoked a bit hot...
  9. Mike H

    Mike H Moderator Emeritus

    Thanks. Food safe is preferred, but used ink to stain the pipe. For stems, the forever stem from Walkers are great, but you can buy cob regular stems filter or unfilter direct from Missouri Merschaum. Cutting a new tenon or making a stem from a blank is not something a can do.

    If you look under my pictures above I listed my assembly procedure.

    Try something and post the picture. Looking forward to you ideas.

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  10. Garlisk

    Garlisk Contributor

    Great idea, and great looking mod. I'll see if I can come up with an idea that inspires me...
  11. Mike H

    Mike H Moderator Emeritus

    Here is a minimal mod. Washinton Rob Roy, bowl and shank sanded and stained. The stem was replaced with a forever stem.[​IMG]

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  12. I'll add that if folks want to go deep, MM cob parts are available from Aristocob. Search for cobfoolery cob kits. You can buy different bowls that haven't been drilled for a shank yet, different shanks, etc. AND, just because this place is full of guys who can't keep from doing everything 100%, Aristocob also has MM genetic seeds for growing your own cobs.
  13. ChefJohnBoy-ardee

    ChefJohnBoy-ardee Contributor

    I've been fixing to build myself a wasp...
  14. Mike H

    Mike H Moderator Emeritus

  15. A couple years ago (5 after checking) I contacted MM about procuring some cob bowls for a project but without the holes drilled through the sidewall. I was told that they could be special ordered, but the bowls would cost the same as a complete pipe, and to call them to order.
  16. ChefJohnBoy-ardee

    ChefJohnBoy-ardee Contributor

    Vermont Freehand has some cob blanks as well.
  17. Price

    Price Moderator Emeritus

    And there it is.

    Now that is dedication. I'll be back in a couple years after I harvest my corn. :lol:
  18. Mike H

    Mike H Moderator Emeritus

    Grab bag seconds should be available again from
    Missouri Meerschaum Company next week.
  19. Awesome! Hmmm I'll have to see what I can come up with :thumbup:. I'm not sure I will amount to anything lol.
  20. ChefJohnBoy-ardee

    ChefJohnBoy-ardee Contributor

    I solemnly swear I am up to no good. IMG_20180516_142428.jpg

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