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 Post subject: MaxBehrens
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:58 am 
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Hello all

My name is Max, and I am an engineering student from South Africa. I just started pipe smoking and making my own, hence I am very new to almost everything on this forum but I am always keen to learn. I don't have access to many materials and tools, so I just make do with what I have. I do however have a very old belt sander which is how I did most of the shaping.
I got into pipe smoking via cigars, and I love creating things with my hands. My first (and only so far) pipe I made is a little lopsided, uneven, and has tiny scratches almost everywhere. This marks the start of my journey which hopefully produces something wonderful at the end.


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 Post subject: Re: MaxBehrens
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:19 am 
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 Post subject: Re: MaxBehrens
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:24 pm 
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Welcome,
I believe that someone else on the board. Charl?
He might be able to steer you on the materials.
DocAitch

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 Post subject: Re: MaxBehrens
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:47 pm 
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Oh, that would be wonderful!
However, I am still a student which means that I don't have a lot of funds. My first pipe cost be about 150ZAR (about 12 USD) to make including drill bits I had to buy and can use in the future.
But I would still like to know of someone else down here who makes pipes!


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 Post subject: Re: MaxBehrens
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:24 pm 
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Yes it is Charl. Look up his name on the members list (use "find member") and you should be able to PM him. I just googled South African Pipe Makers and there are several others listed. Generally, established pipe makers are pretty generous with their time and experience.
DocAitch.

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