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Thelonious Monkfish

Why Not

First time ever redoing a Cob, normally I toss them out. Started with a filthy bowl found in bottom of humidor from auction, shank fell out when it was picked up so half the work was done for me. Took the ugliest pipe available and hacked off the shank, whittled down and draft opened with Buck knife and sandpaper. Tried matching stain to patina on the Cob. Of course it's canted forward a little, I should have gone further.



ol gto

Nice work!
pipesbywhitney

Nice rebuild. I rebuild a cob every now and then and smoke 'em off and on before passing them on to someone else. This is my latest recobbled cob complete with a yellow spade logo ...
ozark southpaw

Cool cob !!
JoeMan

pipesbywhitney wrote:



Hey, it's a rare Savoy cob!

Nice job, Alex.
Thelonious Monkfish

Thanks, guys. Felt a Briar shank without the little black grommet on it might class up a cob some, figured using the filthiest one I could find would be a good way to test that. Dave, I like that Savoy, got the same cob with a little bone? stem but seeing yours it would clearly look better with one that has a spade.
Oldbriar

Very well done. What did you use to affix the shank to the bowl? I have a couple cobs that I would like to do this to.

OB
Thelonious Monkfish

Oldbriar wrote:
Very well done. What did you use to affix the shank to the bowl? I have a couple cobs that I would like to do this to.

OB

It was whittled down to form a friction fit but figured it couldn't hurt to add something so I used JB Wood, just a tiny, tiny, piece. Rolled into a little string and wrapped around the connection and pressed to seal. I have a synthetic rawhide that I forgot about, might use that on the next one.
Thelonious Monkfish

Added magnets....

ozark southpaw

Thelonious Monkfish wrote:
Added magnets....



Do you drive a car that has real metal in the dash ? Shocked
pwoodard

I like it Alex, good job!
Thelonious Monkfish

ozark southpaw wrote:
Thelonious Monkfish wrote:
Added magnets....



Do you drive a car that has real metal in the dash ? Shocked

I miss my LTD.... No but I work out of my vehicle so it's convenient being able to just slap it onto the roof or a tool if need be.

Thanks, Phil.
Kentuck

Some great ideas here. Besides being some great smokers cobs are fun to mess around with. Like Dave, I fitted up  vulcanite stems to a couple of my cobs with very little trouble and like them much better that way. The original stems are usually the weak part of the pipe and get chewed up pretty fast if you are a clincher. People throw perfectly good bowls and shanks away because of this. Anybody that says a cob won't last must be considerably rougher on their pipes than I am. I have some I have smoked for years.
Tiki Vegas

The MM bits are super soft and wear out in about 2 months for me.
I think the MM stems are about 50 cents. But the shipping is quite high. So what a guy has to do is buy some bits and ferrules, super cheap. Then add a  "seconds" grab bag for $34bucks.  Then you have some good cheap pipes for your brother-in-law that always needs a pipe.

I see they have Cob Cigars now too.
Uncle Rich

A cool cobbler cobbled a crooked cob while coddling a comforting completed cobbled cob. Have a beverage and say this 3 times fast.
Dan

Job well done.
Piffyr

I dig it, Alex! You know I love my cobs and modcobs are the best!

Thelonious Monkfish wrote:
No but I work out of my vehicle so it's convenient being able to just slap it onto the roof or a tool if need be.

And it looks better than a suction cup.
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