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Old 05-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #21
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Default Re: To touch or not...meerschaum

I never even knew there was a proper way to hold a meer hah!!
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:10 AM   #22
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Default Re: To touch or not...meerschaum

Guys..

I do my best not to touch the bowl a lot when smoking.I clean my hands before smoking and sometimes I cant clean b4 smoking.

You should re-wax your meerschaum when you see that it really needs it.Some people tell you to wax it during you are smoking it since it is hot and this would help bee wax to melt more easily.THIS IS WRONG !! you are lessening the durability of your block meerschaum pipe when you do this.

Clean inside and outside of your meerschaum pipe with very clean cotton or silk towels,or cottons.They should not be wet totally but you can add 2-3 drops of very clean water.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:19 AM   #23
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Default Re: To touch or not...meerschaum

When I saw this thread on the front page I clicked it...I then read the first few posts and thought you guys were trying to be lol'sy and continue with sexual innuendos.

I then realized a meer, is an actual thing
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:21 AM   #24
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Rewaxing a Block Meerschaum


Preparation: 100% beeswax cakes -- confectionery quality
Old towel or cloth -- to prevent hot wax from
dripping or spattering onto other surfaces
Hair dryer -- multiple temperature and fan settings
Cotton swabs -- for brushing the melted beeswax
Polishing cloth -- soft white terry cloth towel or
white flannel

STEP 1: Use a hair dryer set to hot temperature setting, but low air speed.
Heat the beeswax cake to consistency of lip balm.
Hold the pipe by the stem. Smear onto the bowl directly from the beeswax
cake like lipstick. Do not touch the bowl with your fingers during any of
the steps..

STEP 2: Continue to heat the a section of the surface of the bowl until the
wax becomes liquid. Use the cotton swab like a brush to paint the area with
a coating of wax. Push molten wax into crevices and hard to access areas.
The swab may unravel as it absorbs excess wax. Coat the entire bowl surface
evenly. CAUTION: Try to prevent wax from dripping into the tobacco hole since
it will leave a bitter taste.

STEP 3: Heat the bowl again to allow complete absorption of the wax. Set
the pipe down on the towel to cool.

STEP 4: After the bowl cools to room temperature. Buff the surface to a
high gloss using a towel first then the flannel cloth for the final buffing.
If the surface is tacky, too much wax is on the surface. Heat this area
again and remove excess wax with a cotton swab and buff again.

STEP 5: Repeat when the surface becomes soiled or dull. Excessive waxing
may cause too much wax accumulation (tacky surface and dripping
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:25 AM   #25
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Cool Re: To touch or not...meerschaum

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When I saw this thread on the front page I clicked it...I then read the first few posts and thought you guys were trying to be lol'sy and continue with sexual innuendos.

I then realized a meer, is an actual thing
sex is also goof
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:04 PM   #26
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Default Re: To touch or not...meerschaum

Quote:
Originally Posted by cigaman1979 View Post
Rewaxing a Block Meerschaum


Preparation: 100% beeswax cakes -- confectionery quality
Old towel or cloth -- to prevent hot wax from
dripping or spattering onto other surfaces
Hair dryer -- multiple temperature and fan settings
Cotton swabs -- for brushing the melted beeswax
Polishing cloth -- soft white terry cloth towel or
white flannel

STEP 1: Use a hair dryer set to hot temperature setting, but low air speed.
Heat the beeswax cake to consistency of lip balm.
Hold the pipe by the stem. Smear onto the bowl directly from the beeswax
cake like lipstick. Do not touch the bowl with your fingers during any of
the steps..

STEP 2: Continue to heat the a section of the surface of the bowl until the
wax becomes liquid. Use the cotton swab like a brush to paint the area with
a coating of wax. Push molten wax into crevices and hard to access areas.
The swab may unravel as it absorbs excess wax. Coat the entire bowl surface
evenly. CAUTION: Try to prevent wax from dripping into the tobacco hole since
it will leave a bitter taste.

STEP 3: Heat the bowl again to allow complete absorption of the wax. Set
the pipe down on the towel to cool.

STEP 4: After the bowl cools to room temperature. Buff the surface to a
high gloss using a towel first then the flannel cloth for the final buffing.
If the surface is tacky, too much wax is on the surface. Heat this area
again and remove excess wax with a cotton swab and buff again.

STEP 5: Repeat when the surface becomes soiled or dull. Excessive waxing
may cause too much wax accumulation (tacky surface and dripping
This is basically what I do too with great results. One warning however: This come straight from Beth at SMS pipes. Make sure to dry out your pipe at least a few days before doing this procedure. If there is moisture in the shank from recent smoking, it could crack the shank from the heat of the the hair dryer.
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