I have a couple of nosewarmer’s and i very much like smoking them but there are small bowls. The length of the smokes i get from them has always been a sort of disappointment.
I like a nosewarmer for a work pipe as i don’t bang them into stuff and jar my teeth silly with them.
Going through my Yello Bole parts box i found some parts that would be just the ticket for what i was wanting in a larger bowl nosewarmer.
A nice pre -1955 KB&B Yello Bole large billiard sandblast bowl with a short shank.
The bowl ive had for a while . Other than having a broken shank ,its very clean and all i did was give it a dusting . I think it was broke right after someone did a good cleaning on it .The little saddle bit and yellow collar came off a couple of other parts pipes
Since im going to dye the repair back black i went ahead to colored in the break with a black sharpie .It should help hide the repair. I did swab the repair area with alcohol to make sure there was no contaminants too hinder the bond of the glue.
I then glued the broken piece back on the shank with some CA glue picked up at Harbor Freight. I find it a excellent glue and a good value. It is a watery type non- gel and dries very fast but bonds extremely well.
I then applied some glue in the inner shank , overlapping the cracks to help give it a secure repair.
Sanded the repair following the edge of the sandblast with 600 -1000 grit .
Then i applied some black dye to the repair area .
While the dye was drying i went to work on the stem . I started by filling the chatter.
There was a deep tooth mark on the bottom of saddle bit.
The tooth dent went up into airway of the bit so i filled it down and opened up the slot some for a better draw.
I then filled the dent with a little carbon and glue. Then gave the stem a good sanding with 500- 2000 grit.
The tenon fit the bowl perfect but the stem is not a perfect register.
Adding the yellow collar will help rectify that problem .
I sanded the collar for a better fit .
Pipe is now ready for a little buff and wax.
The pipe ended up being 4 inches long. The bowl is a good 1 3/4 inches tall.
Now the pipe is no show pipe by any means but will be excellent for a pocket pipe to carry while outside , working on projects or even on a fishing or hunting trip.
I just wanted to show that you can make you a good everyday pipe for very little cost while keeping those rare, cherished and expensive pipes at home where they are safe and secure .
I got to try out this pipe today after i got home from my job and needed to do a little work on our small family farm . It smoked wonderful and just what i was looking for. It fits perfect in a shirt pocket and provides a good long cool smoke.