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Author:  pipeguy [ Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:58 pm ]
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It looks pretty straight forward its just the shoulder that gets me
Image

Author:  Sasquatch [ Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: how was this accomplished

So in general, you are seeing a briar "sleeve" over an acrylic middle.

In specific, the acrylic middle stops in the barrel of the shoulder, just exactly the opposite of how the briar stops at the bit end - imagine giant acrylic nail driven into briar, then shaped into a stem.

It is possible that the acrylic goes through in one piece and that it is machined in 3 steps - tenon sized, main bit (1/2" diameter?) and the end being 3/4" or whatever the bit width is.

Author:  pipeguy [ Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: how was this accomplished

Thanks Sas, that's what I thought,
I just didn't know if th shoulder was
Cut out and the acrylic notched so to speak
Maybe George would know

Author:  RDPowell [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: how was this accomplished

Sasquatch wrote:
So in general, you are seeing a briar "sleeve" over an acrylic middle.

In specific, the acrylic middle stops in the barrel of the shoulder, just exactly the opposite of how the briar stops at the bit end - imagine giant acrylic nail driven into briar, then shaped into a stem.

It is possible that the acrylic goes through in one piece and that it is machined in 3 steps - tenon sized, main bit (1/2" diameter?) and the end being 3/4" or whatever the bit width is.


Sas, I've always wondered about these myself and how they bend the stem and not crack the briar.
Any ideas sir?

Author:  Sasquatch [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: how was this accomplished

Not entirely sure on the bent briar - steam is my guess but it's only a guess.

Author:  RDPowell [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:09 am ]
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Sasquatch wrote:
Not entirely sure on the bent briar - steam is my guess but it's only a guess.


I thought that too but, like you said, just a guess. Would be great to see one made but, I don't reckon they'd
want to give up any info like that. :wink:

Author:  LatakiaLover [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:00 pm ]
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Image

Author:  pipeguy [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:47 pm ]
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George, have you gone gangsta on us??

Author:  LatakiaLover [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:54 pm ]
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No, I just blanked my mind and let free association supply the image. Something that was the aesthetic and practical equivalent of a wood/rubber laminate stem in the NON PipeWorld.

Author:  pipeguy [ Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:02 pm ]
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OK so you you went gangsta :takethat:

Author:  Charl [ Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:23 pm ]
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:lol: Sharp, George!

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