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Smoking pipe engineering

I strongly believe that engineering is the focal point of any smoking pipe. It is engineering which shows the difference between good and bad smoking pipe. Below you will find the main engineering principles I follow when making a pipe. Any work piece that doesn’t satisfy the requirements is rejected and sent to a fireplace.

Although the visual appeal of my smoking pipes depends on particular taste, the quality of performance of their inside is perfect which ensures seamless smoking and easy care.

Smoking pipe engineering

  1. The air hole ends up exactly in the bottom of the tobacco chamber. Never higher. Sometimes a bit lower as a groove to 1 mm deep. This should be done in Canadian pipes, for the bottom mustn’t be too thin.
  2. The tenon almost bumps up against the mortise. I margin shares of a millimeter taking into account heat growth in hot weather. The mortise itself is drilled with a flat-bottom mill instead of a usual drill to avoid cavitations inside the pipe. That kind of mortises don’t have to be cleaned regularly, there isn’t any gurgling or hissing. The air hole is perfectly centered at the bottom of mortise.
  3. The shank and the mouthpiece have an exact match. One never finds any projection in that joint; the pipe line isn’t broken, since it has been polished as one piece. When the shape of the pipe assumes the mouthpiece symmetry, I work hard to enable the mouthpiece being inserted anyhow without necessity to detect the top and the bottom.
  4. The air hole tapers smoothly without projections despite the fact that it was made sequentially by drills of different diameter. All projections are sanded carefully, and the air hole is perfectly smooth.
  5. The mouthpiece bit is relatively thin (about 4 mm), but the walls are not thin, so one should try hard to bite it through.
  6. The stummel foot is thick enough. To get the thickness the air hole is drilled a little above the channel axis, even in straight shapes, such as in Billiard.
  7. In case I use a glued-in teflon tenon, I previously drill a corresponding hole in the mouthpiece without making a cavity inside.
  8. The air hole slot is made in a shape of a deep cone to let smoke expand and hinder from burning the tongue.

It takes me tons of time to take into account all the nuances and make the engineering perfect. That is one of the reasons why my pipes are more expensive than machine-made smoking pipes.

Wrong pipe engineering

Here it is a similar smoking pipe, but with all imaginable faults. Unfortunately, (but to my great joy) almost every tobacco shop sells pipes of that sort. The threats from those engineering mistakes are the next:

Comments

Apryl 27, 2016 in 11:09
Nikolay Kokshanov
Александр, здравствуйте! Посмотрел Ваше видео - действительно, такого полноценного видеоруководства по изготовлению трубки мне больше нигде не попадалось! Для новичка это настоящая находка!)) Скажите, а какой была Ваша первая трубка: из чего сделана и насколько качественной она была?
Alexandr Bondarev
Николай, Первой трубкой был бентик. Из бриара от Хома, а мундштук - акриловая заготовка из пайпшопа (оставалось лишь отшлифовать и отполировать). Мне-то трубка нравилась, но сейчас понимаю - позорище. Взял ее в поход в Карелию, уронил с лодки, теперь плавает где-то в Ладоге :) Показывать свои работы на форумах решился только где-то с десятой трубки. Тогда уже что-то сносное стало получаться.
June 8, 2016 in 16:12
Dmitriy Mihaylov
Воистину, после раскрытия всех нюансов не захочешь и покупать ничего серийного. Александр, и все-таки, какие из фирм Вы бы посоветовали с минимальными погрешностями при их производстве? Или, если хочешь брать трубки на всю жизнь, выходит стоит копить только на мастеровые?
Alexandr Bondarev
Дмитрий, прямые трубки реже имеют косяки в инженерии, чем бенты. В остальном от формы ничего не зависит.
January 20, 2017 in 15:17
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