How many pipes are in your rack?

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Post by fisherofpipes » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:46 am

Just keeps growing, with all these fixer-uppers I've been fiddling with!

Might have to see if there's another I can work on in the shed...
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Post by Hovannes » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:55 am

I'm travelling in the other direction---currently with a grand total of three briairs on deck---two Peterson Standard Systems and a Savinelli DeLuxe Milano in a circa 1960 Duck-it 3 seater pipe rack. 8)

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Post by jo533281 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:55 am

I believe I have 8, 3 of which are used heavily, 2 of which are used rarely.
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Post by fisherofpipes » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:01 am

Hovannes wrote:I'm travelling in the other direction---currently with a grand total of three briairs on deck---two Peterson Standard Systems and a Savinelli DeLuxe Milano in a circa 1960 Duck-it 3 seater pipe rack. 8)
I do need a nice new Savinelli, but with all the money I've been spending on aged tobacco, this might have to wait! I have plenty of pipes in my rack, however, even if they are mainly beaters! :lol:
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Post by Joshoowah » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:47 am

Heh, I gutted my tobacco collection and my pipe collection. I now have 6 pipes with the 7th on the way (POY). Those will be my standing 7 for a long while: 2 Teipen's, 1 Caminetto, 1 Cristiano, 1 Savinelli, 1 Luciano, and the last being the POY compilation.

I have an 18 pipe pipe rack that is/cannot be used now.
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Post by DAN » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:08 pm

Right now, six, with number seven to be acquired shortly if I see another worthwhile rescue project on e-Bay. Then the rack'll be full.
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Post by DAN » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:22 pm

Now it IS seven and the rack is full. This is the last acquisition, to have the crud cleaned out of it shortly:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Judds-Old-GBD-P ... true&rt=nc

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Post by Rusty » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:41 pm

Now that GBD is an old well used beloved pipe. The non-smokers would say it's a stinky old pipe. It has probably burned thousands of bowls. It's hard to get the tobacco flavour out of something like that and if it's something you don't like it can be a bit much. Saturated is the word. They're treasured by the owner but I prefer to buy them in much less used condition. It's missing some rim too. What was it about that one that particularly attracted you?
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Post by DAN » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:56 pm

I thought that for the price it would be worth taking a chance and expending some elbow grease on it. The pipe I bought before that was another old, crudded-up GBD, and after a good cleaning, I've been very pleased with how it smokes. The first GBD cost me a big twelve bucks, shipping included, and this GBD only cost me fifteen. If it can be made to smoke decently, great! And if not--well, it was only fifteen bucks and it'll be the only one of the last seven pipes I've not liked.

Just a shot in the dark, really. Might pay off, might not.
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Post by Rusty » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:08 pm

There is no doubt with well used briars that they smoke very fine. You will not meet a lousy dog of a smoker with that kind of use. They don't exist. I'm quite sure about that. The question is whether their flavour, which is completely dominated by the particular tobacco used, is compatible with your tastes. They are so saturated in tobacco byproducts that even salt-alcohol will likely not remove it all. Of course the original owner treasured it because it resonates with the same flavour as the tobacco burning in the bowl. It's almost liquid so intense is the flavour. The briar really isn't contributing anything to the flavour at all anymore. The ones that may be lousy dogs are always little used. Of course this makes buying little used pipes a bit of a risk. It's not much different with new pipes.

The old well used ones usually need reaming, and may need their airway drilled out because it may be slightly occluded with carbon cake and tar etc. But this all easily remedied.
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Post by LushMojo » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:53 pm

I have exactly 8 pipes. In the past five years (which is how long I've been smoking pipes and coming here to CPS) I've purchased a few dozen of varying costs and quality levels. To keep my purchases in check I bought a rack that holds exactly 8. If I want another pipe then something has to go. I'm very satisfied with my current collection (4 Rad Davis, 1 John Crosby, 1 Dunhill, 1 Kurt Huhn and my original Duncan Hill pipe), so I doubt I'll get anything new for a very long time.

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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Cleon » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:16 am

6 in the rack.

I've got 3 or 4 sitting around the office and few in drawers.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by hugodrax » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:23 am

Precisely 4.
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Post by durangopipe » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:02 pm

Soon to be a pipe cabinet,
if I can get the thing assembled.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by JimVH » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:36 pm

Six in one rack, five in another, a half dozen or so sitting in random places in individual pipe stands, seven laying around in the bar (Rita loves these), a dozen or so in unused humidors, and a few dozen in the drawers of the secretary in my study, three or four laying around my garage, and I think there are four in my desk drawer at work.

I'm not counting the box full of bad ebay decisions that await varying levels of refurbishment.
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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Pepik » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm

Racks!

Pipes!

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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Hovannes » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:23 pm

Currently five---four Petersons, one Savinelli.
Two are apples, two are pots, one is a bulldog.
Three are bent, one is slightly bent, one is straight.
All are delicious.

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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:51 pm

I want to say that my cabinet holds about 24, I probably own around 50 these days, sheesh, 8 pipes...

I’ve been downsizing over the last few years, but I don’t know that I could ever pick just 8.


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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by JMG » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:14 am

Pepik wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:56 pm
Racks!

Pipes!

Stuff!Image

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Re: How many pipes are in your rack?

Post by Pepik » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:24 am

Why yes I did!


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