Repair pipes and cigar and cigarette holders.
What does a Smoking Pipe Repairer do?
Repairs pipes and cigar and cigarette holders according to customer’s specifications, using lathe: Fits rubber or plastic mouthpiece blank in lathe chuck. Guides tools against revolving blank to drill and ream airhole and to turn end of blank to fit pipe or holder. Carves blank with scraper or presses blank against grinding and buffing wheel to shape mouthpiece according to customer’s specifications. Heats pipe stem over flame to bend stem to specified angle. Cuts threads on stem and pipe shank, using tap and die. Repairs broken or cracked shanks with cement, metal bands, or screws.