Re: Pipe loads on the cheap

Dennis Williams

I agree with the straws.  Put lead shot in the bottom ones with paper stuffed 1/2 inch from the end to keep them in.  If  you have a blaster, etch them B4 painting. If not, It will still work without. Use some small wood for cribage, thread for banding. Remember, This gives us a reason to go get junk food!!  Happy Drinking!!!!  Dennis

--- On Thu, 11/27/08, Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...> wrote:

From: Kurt Laughlin <fleeta@...>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Pipe loads on the cheap
To: STMFC@...
Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008, 8:27 AM

Have you looked at plain ol' drinking straws? These should be quite a bit
bigger than stirrers and with more realistic thinwall. You can even get the
larger ones (for milkshakes) from McDonalds.


----- Original Message -----
From: Dean Payne

Are there any especially good sources for "pipe"? I've got a bunch of
coffee stirrers, of course, but I don't know if there is something
better. (Mine are a scale 35' 8" or so, 10" approx. OD) I seem to
remember seeing something about someone who found a source of
especially nice stirrers, but don't remember the source.
The pipe load from Life-Like (on sale at Walthers) looks too
thick-walled for my tastes (and a little too "plastic-ey" ).

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