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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:10 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:06 pm
Found this one at what looked like a yard sale on eBay,.. a Calabresi Billiard with very nice graining. Too good of a deal to even say how good. It is pretty close to being unsmoked. All I did was clean the outside of the bowl and wax it.

Ebay listing read "Calabrest" And this one reason why I found it so cheap. The seller thought the "i" was a "t." And "Calabrest" could not be found by those looking for Calabresi

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Very nice grain, Goose.
A lovely billiard.
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Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:25 pm

durangopipe wrote:
JimVH wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:44 pm
I bought a no-name Dublin through eBay. The seller sent me the wrong pipe. What I recieved was an old Dr. Grabow with very nice grain, only some schmo used a hand engraver and deeply etched "F--- You" on the side of the bowl. The seller was apologetic and gracious. He refunded my money and told me to keep the pipe.

I want to know which one of you guys sold it to me?
That's incredible.
And how did the seller not notice??

Now you have to figure out what to do with it.
I'd call an exorcist.
HA! I'd smoke it! The story alone...
Although it probably has some residual Mary J in there...


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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Rusty » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:41 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:07 pm
It arrived yesterday . . .
The Mark Tinsky Pristine finish, one star, group 5 billiard:

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Photographed with its Mark Tinsky brethren - around 30 years of pipe making history in the photo.
That's a loooong time exposure. You should be able to see Tinky's big bang.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Goose55 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:20 pm

Rusty wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:41 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:07 pm
It arrived yesterday . . .
The Mark Tinsky Pristine finish, one star, group 5 billiard:

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Photographed with its Mark Tinsky brethren - around 30 years of pipe making history in the photo.
That's a loooong time exposure. You should be able to see Tinky's big bang.
DurangoPipe is in Tinsky pipe heaven
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:15 pm

Goose55 wrote: DurangoPipe is in Tinsky pipe heaven
Ah, yes.
And it's heavenly.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Goose55 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:00 pm

Oh, boy. I found another estate Brandy I am going to enjoy. Has a whopping 1 inch diameter chamber about 1 -7/8 deep, and is a clencher, due to it being about 5 -1/2 inches long. It's very well balanced. And I think the 360 ring grain is light, even though the chamber walls are quite thick. It's an Ascorti Sabbia Di Oro KS, hand made in Italy.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:35 am

Goose55 wrote:
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Oh, boy. I found another estate Brandy I am going to enjoy. Has a whopping 1 inch diameter chamber about 1 -7/8 deep, and is a clencher, due to it being about 5 -1/2 inches long. It's very well balanced. And I think the 360 ring grain is light, even though the chamber walls are quite thick. It's an Ascorti Sabbia Di Oro KS, hand made in Italy.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by plainview » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:50 am

A MM Country Gent, which will probably be used exclusively for Grousemoore and the like.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:03 am

I bought a BriarWorks bullmoose for my son that I haven't sent to him yet.
It's a nice looking pipe with a root beer colored acrylic stem I really like.

I'll try to get a photo up shortly.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:57 pm

This is the BriarWorks Bullmoose I bought for my son:

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It's the first BriarWorks pipe I've seen in-the-flesh, and I'm impressed with its appearance. I love the shape, and the stem reminds me of the "rootbeer" line guide on some antique Hardy fly reels. I'll have to wait to hear from my son how well it smokes.


This is an estate Tim West silver-banded bent brandy I just finished cleaning up for myself:

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The Tim West is a nice handful. The pipe is 6 1/2" long, the chamber dimensions are 0.85" wide by 1.90" deep, and it weighs just over 3oz. Almost big enough to be a Goose pipe!

This will definitely be a weekend smoker for me.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Goose55 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:43 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:57 pm
This is an estate Tim West silver-banded bent brandy I just finished cleaning up for myself:

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The Tim West is a nice handful. The pipe is 6 1/2" long, the chamber dimensions are 0.85" wide by 1.90" deep, and it weighs just over 3oz. Almost big enough to be a Goose pipe!

This will definitely be a weekend smoker for me.
But that pipe has my name written ALL over it! It's too beautiful for words. I will PM you my mailing address.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:06 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:43 pm
But that pipe has my name written ALL over it! It's too beautiful for words. I will PM you my mailing address.
:pipe3:
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:16 pm

I'm feeling positively evil, Goose.

Here's a size comparison between the Tim West and a Comoy's bent apple:

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Put some plastic over your keyboard.
I don't want you to drool all over your new computer. :mrgreen:

That Comoy's is a pretty old pre-Cadogan. I'm expecting the Tim West to develop the same, rich coloring with similar time and use.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Goose55 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:15 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:16 pm
I'm feeling positively evil, Goose.

Here's a size comparison between the Tim West and a Comoy's bent apple:

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Put some plastic over your keyboard.
I don't want you to drool all over your new computer. :mrgreen:

That Comoy's is a pretty old pre-Cadogan. I'm expecting the Tim West to develop the same, rich coloring with similar time and use.
I do like that Tim West pipe! I like it very much. Oh! Just how much McClelland Tudor Castle could I pack into that thing!

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Goose55 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:16 pm

A Preben Holm Ben Wade XL Tall Bent Smooth Brandy Scoop. My kinda pipe!

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by Goose55 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:50 pm

A Willmer stacked Dublin. There is a stem and shank to this pipe. It's just hidden by the very tall bowl

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And a Charantan's Make Lane Era Calabash

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by FredS » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:19 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:16 pm
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I found my rigid Starrett 6" scale with the exact same graduations as that (they're offered in fractional or decimal graduations) when I was packing the contents of my nightstand the other day. I have no idea how it got there but I was delighted to be reunited with it. I bought it 39 years ago and it felt great to hold it once again and then deposit it safely in it's place in my toolbox.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:24 pm

FredS wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:19 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:16 pm
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I found my rigid Starrett 6" scale with the exact same graduations as that (they're offered in fractional or decimal graduations) when I was packing the contents of my nightstand the other day. I have no idea how it got there but I was delighted to be reunited with it. I bought it 39 years ago and it felt great to hold it once again and then deposit it safely in it's place in my toolbox.
Yep.
It's one of my prized "tools."
I keep it in a small drawer, with a few other otherwise easy to lose tools, on my workbench.
The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.

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Wherever we go in the world we find other men speaking the same language...dreaming the same dreams. And one of the big four - brownie, or brookie, cutthroat or rainbow - is the cause of it all.

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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by hugodrax » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:13 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:24 pm
FredS wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:19 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:16 pm
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I found my rigid Starrett 6" scale with the exact same graduations as that (they're offered in fractional or decimal graduations) when I was packing the contents of my nightstand the other day. I have no idea how it got there but I was delighted to be reunited with it. I bought it 39 years ago and it felt great to hold it once again and then deposit it safely in it's place in my toolbox.
Yep.
It's one of my prized "tools."
I keep it in a small drawer, with a few other otherwise easy to lose tools, on my workbench.
Hah! No idea, indeed. Sounds like ol' Fred was measuring his pecker.
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Re: Your Latest Pipe Purchase!

Post by durangopipe » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:06 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:13 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:24 pm
FredS wrote:
Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:19 pm
durangopipe wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:16 pm
Image
I found my rigid Starrett 6" scale with the exact same graduations as that (they're offered in fractional or decimal graduations) when I was packing the contents of my nightstand the other day. I have no idea how it got there but I was delighted to be reunited with it. I bought it 39 years ago and it felt great to hold it once again and then deposit it safely in it's place in my toolbox.
Yep.
It's one of my prized "tools."
I keep it in a small drawer, with a few other otherwise easy to lose tools, on my workbench.
Hah! No idea, indeed. Sounds like ol' Fred was measuring his pecker.
:lol:
The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.

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Wherever we go in the world we find other men speaking the same language...dreaming the same dreams. And one of the big four - brownie, or brookie, cutthroat or rainbow - is the cause of it all.

Roderick Haig-Brown

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