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  • May 14 @ 12:18pm
Image No.10 of Moustache May Pipe. Step Nine:Put the stem in. There are a few schools of thought when it comes to breaking in a new pipe. As I've started collecting / smoking and now more recently making pipes, I've made my mistakes and learned the "Right Way". Some pipe smokers like to put a thin layer of honey on the inside of the tobacco chamber...this is completely up to the individual. Some pipes come with a pre-carb applied to the tobacco chamber...I do not do this. The wood is heat resistant enough to deal with the heat if you properly break it in. So, to break in a pipe like mine, don't pack the entire bowl with tobacco on the first smoke. Simply fill the chamber around 1/4 to 1/3. Enjoy. After the first 1/4 or 1/3, pack the bowl with more tobacco. A properly broken in pipe has a dime's width of tobacco carbon built up inside the tobacco chamber. Be sure to clean your pipe after each use, and it should last you a lifetime! Finally, I would like to thank you all for taking the time to go through this series. I hope you have had as much fun watching and reading as I have had making the pipe and explaining my process. I have a gallery of pipes I have made on my facebook and my information is in my profile if you would like to add me. Additionally I am endeavoring to start a family business with my Father and Brother where we will be making pipes. I will be sure to post the information to my Facebook when the time comes. Cheers!

Comments

MoustacheofDeath says:
Great looking pipe and excellent shot of it in use. It was a great series, now what comes next??
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 12:20pm -
Chalkdog says:
Great! and clever how the smoke is becoming part of the theme today.
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 12:22pm -
Hodges says:
This is just fantastic! How much do these pipes generally go for that you make?
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 12:26pm -
gunsmoke says:
Mighty well-done. Thanks for sharing all your pipeknowledge. I'll be re-reading in the days to come.
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 12:29pm -
mooka says:
excellent craftsmanship klickastache - I think that you should most certainly start the family business!
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 12:30pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
Some great info here...will need to spend some time on your Facebook I believe.
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 12:44pm -
ElDuQue says:
@chadmcclarnon I'll heartily second that.

Loved watching this come together and it looks great.
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 1:29pm -
Trenastystache says:
I have enjoyed your series and will go enjoy my pipe in homage.
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 1:38pm -
Eric says:
There we go.

Thoroughly enjoyed this series. Nicely done.
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 2:12pm -
The Butcher says:
I definitely will be contacting you about a new pipe for myself! They're nice!
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 2:18pm -
justjamey says:
This has been really fantastic.
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 2:45pm -
Binkleberry says:
I'm really glad you did this series. It is both fun and informative. I will certainly be checking out your stuff on the ole book o' faces. Thanks again.
Posted: May 14th, 2011 - 6:03pm -
baffoFEZ says:
my father smoked pipe when he was young....i like pipes shape, materials and pipe smoker image...i think i'm gonna start smoking pipe! and you've had a big deal in it!
thank you! amazing pipes
Posted: May 15th, 2011 - 12:09pm -
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