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Smitten by a shape

Post by Hovannes » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:44 am

Straight chubby Apples.
I don't have one, but perhaps after taxes I may indulge in an acquisition.
Any recommendations?

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by joegoat » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:04 am

I like rhombuses.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by gaining_age » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:08 am

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by hugodrax » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:11 am

Hovannes wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:44 am
Straight chubby Apples.
I don't have one, but perhaps after taxes I may indulge in an acquisition.
Any recommendations?
Don't get one.
Etiam mihi opinio anserem perirent.

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:46 am

Hovannes wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:44 am
Straight chubby Apples.
I don't have one, but perhaps after taxes I may indulge in an acquisition.
Any recommendations?
Never had a bad Stanwell apple. Or a Dunhill. Or a Comoy. Or a GBD. Sav apples can be iffy. Check the local carvers too.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by JimVH » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:53 am

I've been smitten by a shape a few times. Fortunately, I married the right one.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Rusty » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:14 am

Hovannes wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:44 am
Straight chubby Apples.
I don't have one, but perhaps after taxes I may indulge in an acquisition.
Any recommendations?
What have you seen? Usually one has seen something. And that is the place to start. I can't imagine that it's an abstraction in your mind ie that the name chubby apple did anything for you.

There is a lot of variation as soon as you say chubby. Many Apple shapes aren't far from Billiards but they're rarely described as chubby. When the shape tends to a ball/tomato then they're chubby. Does it have a well defined rim?

This is a shape that I have in all sorts of variations. I think Bob has them too. If you search you'll find pics of mine with a variety of chubby Apples eg Upshall, Radice, Blatter and probably more. This isn't about brand but rather about shape. Brian Madsen recently posted some example shapes that included a couple of Apples. Any of those shapes hit the spot? Once the shape is nailed then the question is who makes one.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:23 am

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Rusty » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:48 am

Here are a few of mine..

Blatter, pretty much a standard Apple shape (lower pipe in the pic) that is not chubby
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Blatter, very chubby Apple/Ball shape (in the middle)
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Upshall, and this is an example of a chubby Apple
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Radice, another variation on Apple that is quite elegant but not chubby (lower left)
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by JimVH » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:52 am

Rusty wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:48 am

Upshall, and this is an example of a chubby Apple
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This one makes me feel kinda funny, like when I used to climb the rope in gym class.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Jocose » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:56 am

I admire the hourglass shape.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Rusty » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:59 am

Smokingpipe's pipe locator can show you a LOT of Apple shapes. It's interesting to see the variations in shape.

https://www.smokingpipes.com/search/the ... 8&shape=19

I see a lot of standard Apple shapes from Dunhill, Peterson, Stanwell, Savinelli etc.

Here's a very nice chubby Apple from BriarWorks .... and it really does work!

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.... you know, one can catch PAD doing this!

So Hov the question becomes - do you want a standard Apple shape? It might be that we shouldn't attach anything more that some affection to your use the word 'chubby'.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Cleon » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:26 pm

JimVH wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:52 am
Rusty wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:48 am

Upshall, and this is an example of a chubby Apple
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This one makes me feel kinda funny, like when I used to climb the rope in gym class.
I don't know that I'd go that far.

I do always enjoy when Rusty posts photos of his burgundy pipes. That little Upshall has made an appearance or two before and I always like it.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Hovannes » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:28 pm

Delingpole looks to be smoking an ultra- chubby apple
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Maybe he can pull this shape off because of the WW1 uniform?

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Rusty » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:29 pm

Cleon wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:26 pm
JimVH wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:52 am
Rusty wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:48 am

Upshall, and this is an example of a chubby Apple
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This one makes me feel kinda funny, like when I used to climb the rope in gym class.
I don't know that I'd go that far.

I do always enjoy when Rusty posts photos of his burgundy pipes. That little Upshall has made an appearance or two before and I always like it.
Yes, yes, Burgundy pipes.
The gym rope comment sailed over my head. I have no idea what he means.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Rusty » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:32 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:28 pm
Delingpole looks to be smoking an ultra- chubby apple
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Maybe he can pull this shape off because of the WW1 uniform?
Is that the source of your desire?
He has a thin face. You have a much rounder face and head.
I really doubt it's absolutely necessary to dress up in WW1 battle dress. But whatever floats your boat.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by hugodrax » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:43 pm

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Hovannes wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:28 pm
Delingpole looks to be smoking an ultra- chubby apple
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Maybe he can pull this shape off because of the WW1 uniform?
Maybe the pipe looks OK because he doesn't look like a poilu?
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Hovannes » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:46 pm

Rusty wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:32 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:28 pm
Delingpole looks to be smoking an ultra- chubby apple
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Maybe he can pull this shape off because of the WW1 uniform?
Is that the source of your desire?
He has a thin face. You have a much rounder face and head.
I really doubt it's absolutely necessary to dress up in WW1 battle dress. But whatever floats your boat.
I'm looking at the pipe. The size relates, I think, to my pots but the roundness looks more comfortable in the hand like my bent apples.
I look at the WW1 uniform because, well, it's distracting. French, isn't it?
Hilaire Belloc would be amused.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Irish-Dane » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:48 pm

Wayne Teipen's 4th pipe, the first one he sold that got the ball rolling, is a somewhat chubby apple shape. He called it a tomato. Bottom of this page: http://teipenpipes.com/gallery/

Why do I bring this up? That pipe will be for sale very soon right here on CPS. 8O
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Hovannes » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:51 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:43 pm
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Hovannes wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:28 pm
Delingpole looks to be smoking an ultra- chubby apple
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Maybe he can pull this shape off because of the WW1 uniform?
Maybe the pipe looks OK because he doesn't look like a poilu?
Poilus with pipes? Hmmmm......
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