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Square shanked cob

Square shanked cob

Postby aquaholic » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:16 pm

So I got an old MM square shanked cob a couple years ago with a lot of estate pipes. It was pretty beat up so I never really messed with it. A few weeks ago I decided to give er a makeover. Sanded and stained the bowl, inserted an oak hardwood plug and fitted a vulcanite stem. I think she turned out all right, better than before anyways :lol:


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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby stormwulf133 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:17 pm

Love it. I am probably one of the few that has sent a cob off to a repair man for a new lucite stem lol.
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby ChuckMac » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:22 pm

Cool! Good going Isaac.
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby William » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:06 pm

That's a nice looking cob. Enjoy!
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby Frizz » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:27 am

Good looking work Isaac; I like that dark stain. Looks fit for some Storm Front! :)
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby KevLa » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:59 am

Beautiful! :o
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby Falconeer » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:08 am

Really do like it - you've done a great job - must try staining the bowls of mine which are beginning to look pretty ratty these days!
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby ScotsJim » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:11 pm

Good job Isaac ! :)
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby Smitty » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:59 pm

Wow! Great job. That's a nice looking cob!
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby HowlinWolf » Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:01 pm

I like it - what sort of stain did you use?
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby aquaholic » Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:15 pm

Thanks guys!

I was in a hurry at the time and kinda did a piss poor job on the stain but it turned out okay. Looks better than it does in these pics anyway.

@ HowlinWolf, I used Fiebing's leather dye for the staining (http://www.fiebing.com/catalogue/dyes/?product=172). That stuff is great; comes in just about any color and a bottle will last you forever. Bob actually turned me onto the stuff a couple years ago now.
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby stormwulf133 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:14 am

I happened upon a square shanked cob the other day. The bottom was chipped all to hell, the shank was no longer glued it. I drilled her out, put a hard wood plug in. reglued the shank... then realized the bit has been bent by teeth so that it has no hole, and the bit no longer holds well in the shank, and happens to be full of some sort of mud like substance rendering it useless. :(
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby Bob » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:26 am

I Like! Very cool looking shank. Have you smoked it yet?
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Re: Square shanked cob

Postby aquaholic » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:16 pm

bob9039 wrote:I Like! Very cool looking shank. Have you smoked it yet?


oh yeah, smokes like a champ! :D
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