Wed, Jul 30, 2008, 2:54pm email@example.com (Richard Evans) did
Not practical. I'm thinking about building a pipe rack for oversized
briar pipes. Racks for normal size pipes typically have a shelf with a
dimple in which to rest the bowl, and above that a notched strip to hold
the stem so the pipe sits vertically. Said shelves can be as long as
needed to hold however many pipes you have. All my pipes are hand carved
and extra large, so don't fit in normal racks.
Someone earlier mentioned a fluting bit for a router, using it in a
drill press, but the size I need is over $90, so that's out.
Oh damn, stopped by to see if silly season was over yet. Not yet.
No brainer. Cut a half circle out of metal, slot a piece of small
metal pipe or round stock, slot the half round pice in the slot, solder
or weld. Viola, cost zip, and you've got a custom dimpling thingy.
Either that or use a big ass hammer to make your dimples. Or do like a
lot of commerical pipe racks, drill holes of the required size in a
piece of wood, lay that on top of another picee, and there's your custom
dimples. Use your imagination. Better yet, quit smoking, sell your
pipes, buy lumber.
I'm going back to my shop, where I figure out my own answers.
If you don't ask the right questions, the answers don't matter.
- W.S. Lind