Forensics of Failure

N80

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#5
Isn't that what y'all call a "system" pipe?
Well, that particular system never caught on. But when Peterson connected the draw hole with the chamber it was a big hit.

I was actually copying a tiny little low end bent billiard that is one of my favorite pipes. Draws great. Light weight. Can clench it all day. Its innards do look like a Peterson but it isn't one.
 

N80

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#12
This makes me strangely happy. I fished the other half out of the trash can and routed a hole between the airway and the chamber. As we speak the two halves are clamped together under extreme pressure with the best wood epoxy between them.

I will have to re-drill the mortise for the stem and the chamber because the kerf of the saw has made them un-round. It will also probably have to be carved as a sitter as both the chamber and the airway extend very close to the bottom. I may have to add material to the bottom of the pipe but I have seen that done (for aesthetic, not functional, purposes.)

A fluffy pipe cleaner will not pass into the chamber. That is for sure.