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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:24 pm 
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I know a guy who knows a guy whose best friend's sister's cousin's daughter lives in Rhode Island, and she spends 90% of her waking hours smiling at her phone, pinching it to make a click noise, and staring at the result on BookFace.

I'm pretty sure there is no electrical activity in her brain whatsoever.

Maybe it's something in the water there?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:33 pm 
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Usually I'm made of love sorry is it really
That apearant? Very poor start to
Lobster season lot of money out of
Pocket not coming back plus making
Pipes full time Remember in my world
I'm as good as my last landing
No bugs no hugs This too will pass :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 6:45 pm 
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Something ain't right, here...

Just yesterday I flew to New England, walked 50 yards offshore, dragged a bucket maybe 15 feet along the bottom, and ended up with this.

You must be doing something wrong.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:59 pm 
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Damn George you're a natural come on down buy a boat for 3or 4 hundred k get yourself about about 2400 traps
10 or 15 miles of line bait and multiply that box of bugs by ten per day fuel etc. And your just breaking even.It
Doesn't even make sense it's just what we do.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 11:03 pm 
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It's kinda like this http://youtu.be/J3kn7aCH5y0

There's a payoff somewhere IThink

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:22 pm 
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That's a lot of time and materials to drill a pipe.Wow I don't know what to say just wow lotta time there :banghead:

I find that the time I spend using this clamp is way less than the time I spend with filing and sanding, and getting a nice cylindrical mortise which is correct in plane and angle is worth it to me. Depends on where you are headed, I guess.
As for materials, some scrap wood, threaded rod and Instamorph is less than a single premium plateaux block.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:13 pm 
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That is quite a contraption.

Yes, I know that this is an old thread, but, why not use a normal chuck mounted on the drill press?

Just curious, trying to learn. Seems that the time to drill the bowl and mortise is before shaping, while the block is chunky.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:16 am 
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Shaping before drilling opens up more opportunities to work with the grain and cut around flaws that might ruin a pre-drilled block.

Not the way I like to do things but others prefer it. Important thing is the end result, not how you get there.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:16 pm 
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My stummels are about 70% shaped when I decide where to drill. This sequence does not lend itself to conventional squaring up and drilling on a lathe or drill press. I have seen a video of Tsuge(?) drilling a shaped stummel mortise in a modified chuck on a drill press. I started to use a similar device but the alignment, trying to keep my holes in the same plane, was too difficult for me. Using the Z axis pin makes things much easier for me. The second set of jaws is largely superfluous for stummel drilling, only occasionally being useful, but they can be handy for drilling and squaring bamboo pieces.
I have also been drilling my tobacco chambers with this device and it has so far held up, although I have an ambition to reproduce the device out of aluminum for more rigidity and strength.
As Chris says, use whatever method suits you.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:35 pm 
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I see, thanks for the explanation.

An idea, I have used and seen used stuff called 'blue tac' for machining stuff. It is a sticky blob that can be formed to shape and used to hold something for other work. It MAY work for this. There is also some heat forming plastic that will allow something to be held in place and then removed. (Ideas from former model train hobby)

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This plastic is in bead form, brand name Instamorph. It melts at 60 C. ( about 80seconds in my old microwave). Raw it sticks pretty well to briar that has been rough sanded, it may pop off a smooth finished surface. If I am repairing a pipe such as redoing a broken shank, I sand the front of the bowl with a couple of swipes with 120 grit for adhesion, then refinish when done. It pops off intact with a little brute strength.
When it gets dirty and dusty, I use it for tool handles.
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