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Sean
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:58 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Great story. Ain't nothin' like taking a pile of something and making it into a pile of something else. Very Happy

Thanks for sharing it Tom.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat place. I'd sure like to see it in person.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good story with some fascinating facts. Thanks for posting the link Tom.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What are the tools called the block is put on for shaping?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

enjoyed the article, thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Papatoad wrote:
What are the tools called the block is put on for shaping?

I believe they're called frazing machines Papa.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

T. Pollock wrote:
Papatoad wrote:
What are the tools called the block is put on for shaping?

I believe they're called frazing machines Papa.
Tim


Yep...
First Turning drills the tobacco hole and shapes the top.
Frazers "chuck" into the tobacco hole and create the shape for bents and Continentals by grinding off the excess briar.

Other straight pipes go to "shank turning", and "trimming"...

You gotta see it to believe it.... ted
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I'd like to get a look at one.
Boy could we turn out some 47Ls!


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