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Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby cakeanddottle » Wed May 18, 2011 12:01 am

I own this rack:
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The problem is, I tend to like pipes with more flamboyant proportions. Large bowls, dramatic bends, etc..

This rack is more suited to billiards and the like. Ayone have a 12-18 pipe capacity suggestion for a rack that will accommodate larger bowls without sacrificing rack space? Thanks
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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby kats » Wed May 18, 2011 12:15 am

If the pipe has a larger bowl... it is going to take more rack space. Physics works like that :P
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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby cakeanddottle » Wed May 18, 2011 12:19 am

Yeah well I was hoping there would be a solution with a little more space between stem holes. Hard to gauge looking at jpgs on a website.
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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby kats » Wed May 18, 2011 12:26 am

I'm a woodworker.. so I custom made my rack. Others here (pix on other threads) have done it too with good results.
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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby 12toneman » Wed May 18, 2011 2:03 am

would something like this work for you?

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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby cakeanddottle » Wed May 18, 2011 2:21 am

No, too many pipes with severe bends, and it needs to sit on a 160 yr old piece of furniture
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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby ScotsJim » Wed May 18, 2011 8:26 am

I don't know shit about woodwork, but I'd say that pipe rack you got there is very badly designed. The people who made it obviously know nothing about pipes, unless it was made for someone who has 14 billiard shape pipes. You can tell by how close the depressions / holes for the pipe bowls to rest in are that it would never work. One small apple bowl pipe would knock it's neighbour askew.

Taking that into consideration, I'd say that looking at the space between the depressions / holes for the pipe bowls would be the only reasonably way to kind of judge whether the type of pipe rack you're after would fit the bill if buying online.

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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby mycroft » Wed May 18, 2011 7:13 pm

Peterson make a revolving 12 pipe rack which fits most shapes and sizes of pipes but it is quite expensive (£37). http://www.mysmokingshop.co.uk/index2.p ... 20&man=262
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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby ScotsJim » Wed May 18, 2011 7:21 pm

mycroft wrote:Peterson make a revolving 12 pipe rack which fits most shapes and sizes of pipes but it is quite expensive (£37). http://www.mysmokingshop.co.uk/index2.p ... 20&man=262


Furthermore....I've used this tobacconist a few times in the past. Simon is a good lad :)

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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby GandG » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:20 pm

I just built this rack for... someone.

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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby Falconeer » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:27 pm

Nice looking rack G - your own design?

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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby GandG » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:34 pm

Falconeer wrote:...your own design?


Yes. It's made of oak.

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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby Falconeer » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:39 pm

Absolutely lovely - might come back to you when I've finished my Peterson 999 colection for something similar!

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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby ScotsJim » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:52 pm

Lovely looking pipe rack GandG.

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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby cakeanddottle » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:21 pm

This is the rack I ended up with. It's pine, so this is not the rack I am living with for the rest of my life, but the design is what's important here. This rack accommodates large bowls and crazy bends with aplomb. I am going to give this rack to my brother in law and have him copy it for me in walnut or mahogany, perhaps adding a few inches to take the pipe count from 18 to 24. Love the design, and it does look good barring the fact that this prototype as it were is made of pine.

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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby 12toneman » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:51 pm

cool- very nice design. (I also like the mirror behind it...When i first looked at the pic I thought it was the back of the rack).
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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby ScotsJim » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:46 am

Really nice pipe rack.

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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby tNd » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:44 am

nice rack...
suggestion - put some nice cloth pieces on parts where pipes rest so you do not scratch them during time :)
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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby BladeBoy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:45 am

cakeanddottle wrote:I own this rack:
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The problem is, I tend to like pipes with more flamboyant proportions. Large bowls, dramatic bends, etc..

This rack is more suited to billiards and the like. Ayone have a 12-18 pipe capacity suggestion for a rack that will accommodate larger bowls without sacrificing rack space? Thanks

I have a similar 8 pipe rack and ended up having to put them in upside down, it works OK until I can make a custom rack.
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Re: Help me with a pipe rack problem

Postby KevLa » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:09 am

cakeanddottle wrote:...it does look good barring the fact that this prototype as it were is made of pine...

That's a very nice rack, Mike. :) My own largest rack is made from pine, too.
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