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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by hugodrax » Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:28 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:01 pm
hugodrax wrote:Wessex Burley Slice, Servi Lady's Hand. Patina developing. Also dumb arse handling marks.

How's yours coming?
Not noticing much as of yet...

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Interesting. I have a theory about this. I prefer meerschaums with thin walls. I've had extraordinary luck with them--i think the migrations of tars and icky poo substances which coat the backs of our teeth and make our meers so beautiful have an easier time coming to the surface on thinner walls. That's a hunk you got there.

N.B. my theory could be bunk. While my whole pipe is coloring nicely, the hand on the bottom of the bowl is going to be dark far faster than the middle of the thin bowl.
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Meerschaum Challenge

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:02 pm

hugodrax wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:01 pm
hugodrax wrote:Wessex Burley Slice, Servi Lady's Hand. Patina developing. Also dumb arse handling marks.

How's yours coming?
Not noticing much as of yet...

Bowl 12 this morning was Dunhill EMP in a buddy’s back porch over coffee. He lives down the road and has a nice screened in porch, a welcome getaway for some dude time!


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Interesting. I have a theory about this. I prefer meerschaums with thin walls. I've had extraordinary luck with them--i think the migrations of tars and icky poo substances which coat the backs of our teeth and make our meers so beautiful have an easier time coming to the surface on thinner walls. That's a hunk you got there.

N.B. my theory could be bunk. While my whole pipe is coloring nicely, the hand on the bottom of the bowl is going to be dark far faster than the middle of the thin bowl.
You maybe on to something there, about to head out for bowl #13: TC’s #11 I’m calling it Country Club Mix (TC are my friend’s initials, it’s his blend)


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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by Jocose » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:23 am

Had to bow out of the Meerschaum challenge due to common cold and this accompanying stupid ear infection.

Will resume when able.
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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:16 am

Jocose wrote:Had to bow out of the Meerschaum challenge due to common cold and this accompanying stupid ear infection.

Will resume when able.
Bummer, hope you feel better soon!


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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by hugodrax » Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:43 am

Wessex Gold Slice, servi Lady's Hand.

I think I'm going to have one of those crackle-finished meerschaums. Lot of grain developing.
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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:36 am

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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by rgcurrey » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:54 am

You know this thread would be a heck of a lot better if you guys posted picks of any developing patina. Just saying.
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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 am

rgcurrey wrote:You know this thread would be a heck of a lot better if you guys posted picks of any developing patina. Just saying.
Will do next time! I honestly planned on it, just haven’t taken a pic in awhile.


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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by hugodrax » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:33 pm

Not me. I'm using it to keep records and encourage my friend to smoke more meerschaums.

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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by AFRS » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:41 pm

My Meershaum challenge is significant: I don't have a meerschaum. I am in fact, meerschaum challenged.

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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by Jocose » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:04 pm

JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 am
rgcurrey wrote:You know this thread would be a heck of a lot better if you guys posted picks of any developing patina. Just saying.
Will do next time! I honestly planned on it, just haven’t taken a pic in awhile.


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Patina develops after waxing. Tars and/or byproducts of combustion and whatnot don't penetrate the actual meerschaum but I'm guessing we knew that.

Unless you mean "smudging up the meer with dirty hands" kind of patina, which adds ahem, character.

Good stuff boys, happy puffing.
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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:17 am

AFRS wrote:My Meershaum challenge is significant: I don't have a meerschaum. I am in fact, meerschaum challenged.
Sounds like a good excuse for some PAD to me... time to raid the change jar!


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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:52 am

Jocose wrote:
JohnnyMcPiperson wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:57 am
rgcurrey wrote:You know this thread would be a heck of a lot better if you guys posted picks of any developing patina. Just saying.
Will do next time! I honestly planned on it, just haven’t taken a pic in awhile.


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Patina develops after waxing. Tars and/or byproducts of combustion and whatnot don't penetrate the actual meerschaum but I'm guessing we knew that.

Unless you mean "smudging up the meer with dirty hands" kind of patina, which adds ahem, character.

Good stuff boys, happy puffing.
So then why do meers often turn black at the shank?


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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by Jocose » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:52 am

CPS blast from the past on coloring meers

I posted a pic of a 20+ year old Meer I had that I dropped and broke. Not even a millimeter of tar was seen absorbed into the meerschaum. Nothing. White as a ghost all the way thru.

Smoke will leave a deposit on the outside but you need to wax the pipe to really bring that out.
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Re: Meerschaum Challenge

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:20 am

Jocose wrote:CPS blast from the past on coloring meers

I posted a pic of a 20+ year old Meer I had that I dropped and broke. Not even a millimeter of tar was seen absorbed into the meerschaum. Nothing. White as a ghost all the way thru.

Smoke will leave a deposit on the outside but you need to wax the pipe to really bring that out.
I think that can be true for the majority of the pipe, but when I remove the stem The rim around the plastic tenon is black all the way around the inside and it’s starting to color on the outside too, but the rest of the pipe barely has any color at all, and when I wax the pipe I don’t even touch the shank because I want the face to color first...


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