Drill Press over Lathe
Hello Everyone, I am not sure where to place this question so if I need to be in the ask the expert then I can go there but..... For those who make there own pipes and I do not mean carving a hobby block but truly starting with a block of briar, morta, fruit wood or what ever and cutting your own stems. Is the lathe better or have any of you guys just used your drill press? I do more hand carved but I think with my arthritis a lathe may just make my life easier. I have heard of guys using there drill press for everything (turning the briar and drilling and turning the stem) but I would like some feed back on how you guys maybe setting up your drill press if that is all you are using? Again I know a lathe would make my life easier and I am shopping for one but I am intrigued with the use of the drill press as a multi function.
I would have to say a lathe. I don't see how you could make a stem using a drill press. That being said, when I tried my hand at carving pipes - I did four - I used a drill press for drilling the bowl and the airway through the shank. I used a belt sander and a Dremel for the actual shaping of the pipe.
Thank you. I can’t wait to see your new pipes hot off the lathe🙂
Hmm, my house was built in 1953, it is my first house. Interestingly, my first vehicle was a 1953 Willys Jeep CJ-3B...weird.
I’d kinda like to have the CJ-3B back too. I have to settle for my third Jeep, a 1978 CJ-5 304V8.
A bit off topic, forgive me.
#1-1953 CJ-3B#2- 1975 CJ-5 304V8
#3-1978 CJ-5 304V8
I always wanted/still want a proper Baja Bug...so cool👍🏻 Jeep CJ’s come first though🙂. It’s good to hear “Cherokee does not count”. If it has four doors, it’s not a Jeep either😬. CJ-7’s barely make the cut. I have to say, I would like one of the new short 2-Door Rubicons with a hardtop, fully loaded and lifted...if someone decided to give me one, they are hella expensive.
I do not run with the top down, I would burn my head😖 I do love it with the doors off though. I use to run the 3B with the doors folded forward and bungeed together.