Fishtail Stems

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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:32 pm

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Here's that dunny I was talking about. I'm having Dunhill Flake in it right now. 1 minute to go and Pens up 6 - 2 over the Islanders
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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by durangopipe » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:44 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:28 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:50 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:40 pm
I've had a Sav Bing Punto Oro - good example & good on ya.

The Erickson is hard for me to see. Don't Danish Pipes have to have extra duty gargantuan stems? I think it's one of their laws or something. So, you got a bootleg Erickson or, what?
It was a well-smoked estate a friend gave to me.
I don’t know its history. But the stem still had the Eriksen “E” on it so I expect it’s original.
What about the button thickness?

I am now going to text that to random work mates, just for fun.
Yeah, the button is pretty hefty.
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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by durangopipe » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:46 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:32 pm
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Here's that dunny I was talking about. I'm having Dunhill Flake in it right now. 1 minute to go and Pens up 6 - 2 over the Islanders
Sweet pipe!
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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:08 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:44 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:28 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:50 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:40 pm
I've had a Sav Bing Punto Oro - good example & good on ya.

The Erickson is hard for me to see. Don't Danish Pipes have to have extra duty gargantuan stems? I think it's one of their laws or something. So, you got a bootleg Erickson or, what?
It was a well-smoked estate a friend gave to me.
I don’t know its history. But the stem still had the Eriksen “E” on it so I expect it’s original.
What about the button thickness?

I am now going to text that to random work mates, just for fun.
Yeah, the button is pretty hefty.
My fellow PM in California only said, "What??"

Disappointing. Let me try some others.
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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by JMG » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 pm

Cleon wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:44 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:39 am
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I think yer spot on with the small dunny fishtails. Really top notch. I have a group 2 Canadian fishtail - super schweet.
Wow. That one from JMG looks really good. I hope he can chime in and give his take on the particulars of making them.
You'd have to ask a real pipe maker. The only reason I've ever done a fishtail is when I've made a pipe with a smaller diameter shank and if I carried that diameter throughout the bit of the stem it would be awkwardly narrow.
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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by durangopipe » Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:30 pm

Here’s a classy fishtail stem by one of our own pipemakers ...

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who moved to Colorado to be closer to trout.

Fishtail stem.
Closer to trout.

Coincidence?
I think not.
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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by Cleon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:32 am

JMG wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Cleon wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:44 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:39 am
Image

Image

I think yer spot on with the small dunny fishtails. Really top notch. I have a group 2 Canadian fishtail - super schweet.
Wow. That one from JMG looks really good. I hope he can chime in and give his take on the particulars of making them.
You'd have to ask a real pipe maker. The only reason I've ever done a fishtail is when I've made a pipe with a smaller diameter shank and if I carried that diameter throughout the bit of the stem it would be awkwardly narrow.
That's what I thought - that fishtails are a practical necessity on smaller pipes or pipes with small diameter shanks. That's probably why I like them.

And knock it off. You are a REAL pipe maker.
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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by durangopipe » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:55 pm

Cleon wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:32 am
JMG wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:42 pm
Cleon wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:44 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:39 am
Image

Image

I think yer spot on with the small dunny fishtails. Really top notch. I have a group 2 Canadian fishtail - super schweet.
Wow. That one from JMG looks really good. I hope he can chime in and give his take on the particulars of making them.
You'd have to ask a real pipe maker. The only reason I've ever done a fishtail is when I've made a pipe with a smaller diameter shank and if I carried that diameter throughout the bit of the stem it would be awkwardly narrow.
That's what I thought - that fishtails are a practical necessity on smaller pipes or pipes with small diameter shanks. That's probably why I like them.

And knock it off. You are a REAL pipe maker.
Yes, and a fine one!
. . . be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 (NKJV)

The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.. J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by durangopipe » Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:59 pm

Seems to me, I've never seen a Churchwarden without a fishtail?!?
Is that true?

Here are a couple of mine. A Stanwell HCA and a Road Town:

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Perhaps they're traditional on Churchwardens because the wide bit helps you keep that long-stemmed pipe under control.
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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by SlowToke » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:47 am

Churchwardens are always fishtails because they taper too thin for a comfortable bit otherwise and because they are premold stems.
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Re: Fishtail Stems

Post by durangopipe » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:20 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:47 am
Churchwardens are always fishtails because they taper too thin for a comfortable bit otherwise and because they are premold stems.
Thanks for the info, Wayne.
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The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.. J.R.R. Tolkien

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