This is a great, comprehensive article on repairing cracked bowls. I know from experience that it is definitely doable and works very well to save an old pipe from the trash bin. Great job putting this together, Steve!
Blog by Steve Laug
Often a pipe crosses my work table that has a dual attraction – it had obviously been someone’s favourite pipe or it was one that belonged to a loved one and it was severely damaged with a cracked bowl that provides a challenge. No one wants to throw away a pipe that is part of a family history and has deep personal stories attached. The cracked bowl can make that appear to be the only choice. However, it is not the only choice as there are other options. Each of these options has been used repeatedly by me or by one of the other writers on rebornpipes. They do work well and provide more years of service from a cracked pipe.
Method #1 The bowl can be shortened if the cracked portion is high enough on the bowl.
Method #2 A cracked bowl can be shortened…
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