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Pear wood ?

Postby rusty » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:54 pm

Just wondered what this wood is like for pipes ? I was browsing a pipe site and all their pipes were made of this, but there were some very nice looking pipes.
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby Dodger » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:16 pm

Probably Mr Brog as they seem to produce more pear wood than any others .
Pipes can me made from most fruit woods and can be fine smokers .The reason briar is the wood of choice for pipes is that it is more resistant to burn out than most other woods .
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby KevLa » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:14 pm

I bought a Mr. Brog, once. She was misdrilled, so I returned her for a refund. Haven't smoked a pearwood pipe yet!
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby Geo3rge » Sun May 01, 2016 4:18 pm

Recently thought of getting a Brog, but decided against it. They seem to be cheap and popular, but I don't know much about them quality-wise. The misdrilling seems to underline a point, somewhere! Instead, I have just a £4.99 cherrywood from Missouri Meerscahum, simple bowl, straight shank and stem. Perfect little pipe for a quick smoke, very cheap indeed and does the job!
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby KevLa » Sun May 01, 2016 6:04 pm

Dodger wrote:...Pipes can me made from most woods and can be fine smokers...

I believe most woods are unsuitable, mate, and some would be poisonous! :/
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby Dodger » Sun May 01, 2016 6:55 pm

KevLa wrote:
Dodger wrote:...Pipes can me made from most woods and can be fine smokers...

I believe most woods are unsuitable, mate, and some would be poisonous! :/

Typing in a hurry,fixed it .
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby KevLa » Sun May 01, 2016 7:29 pm

Cool :)
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby FlakedOut » Sun May 01, 2016 7:35 pm

I have some Olive Wood pipes (Castelli minis) - and believe me, they do have an odd 'taste'... :?
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby Dodger » Sun May 01, 2016 8:58 pm

FlakedOut wrote:I have some Olive Wood pipes (Castelli minis) - and believe me, they do have an odd 'taste'... :?

If you think olive's odd try rhamnus (may not be correct spelling ) but it goes away after a few smokes .
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby FlakedOut » Mon May 02, 2016 1:55 am

Dodger wrote:If you think olive's odd try rhamnus...


Rhamnus cathartica (buckthorn, common buckthorn or purging buckthorn) is a species of small tree in the flowering plant family Rhamnaceae. It is native to Europe, northwest Africa and western Asia, from the central British Isles south to Morocco, and east to Kyrgyzstan.[2][3] It was introduced to North America as an ornamental shrub in the early 19th century or perhaps before.

Think I'll give that one a miss, Dodger... ;)
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby TigerJack » Thu May 05, 2016 2:10 am

Pear wood makes a great pipe , Now that don't mean that all sellers of pear wood pipes make good pipes that's up to the carver, I have a pear pipe that I made myself from a limb from a Pear tree in my dads yard & it is a fine smoker, as Dodger stated most all fruit wood will make great pipes & Plum wood is actually denser/harder than briar, well that is to say the heart wood and burl wood of a Plum trees is denser. I have never had a problem with burn out on the fruit wood pipes I have, and have had & I have had Pear, Plum, Cherry, Peach & Mulberry They all make wonderful smokers, Get yourself a chunk of wood & make yourself a pipe. The Mr. Brog pipes are cheap & if you can get one that is properly drilled I would say it would be a good smoker, Maybe ask the seller if the pipe you are asking about is drilled dead center & also all the way to the bottom of the bowl , that way maybe you wont have to send one back for a refund. Anyway G'Day Gents
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Re: Pear wood ?

Postby rusty » Sun May 15, 2016 10:49 am

Thanks guys food for thought and interesting.
What a good idea Brim, Ill keep that in mind for future reference.
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