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colouring in nicely (pics included)

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by craig, Dec 12, 2012.

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  1. craig

    craig Active Member

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    hey guys hope your well.

    i recently invested in a clay pipe and with the bowl size its been perfect recently as its been freezing cold outside and really dont want to spend two hours outside with the falcon and catching hypothermia.
    and as ive been smoking its been colouring beautifully.....
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  2. Old Ted

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    Yes, that dirty sooty - black colouring is "beautiful" Craig! :xd:
    OT ONLY KIDDING Craig!;)
     
  3. craig

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    what would we do without your wit on here ted :D, still i smoked slow and it just happened naturally, are they meant to go that dark.
     
  4. Old Ted

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    yep! - that's a clay!:th1:
     
  5. craig

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    ahh cheers for the pointer ted, was a bit nervy i was doing something wrong.
     
  6. Old Ted

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    Never bothered personally, but when fully black , if put in a fire for a while they apparently return to white...or thereabouts
    OT
     
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  7. craig

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    awesome il get some kindling in haha
     
  8. lifeon2

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    Nice, what kind of clay is that? I have always wanted to give one a go.
     
  9. N3M0

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    I've heard this as well craig. If you end up trying it out, I want pics!
     
  10. craig

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    will do charles
     
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  11. craig

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    its made my wilsons of sharrow mate, its the last clay pipe maker in England that makes them on a commercial scale, they shut up shop either last year or this year and once the remaining stock has gone then thats its done.
    I think this example is known as a tavern pipe its slightly longer than some other clays, the taverns where what were used at work or the pub.
    the smaller ones were used when pipe smokers were at work.
     
  12. t-bear

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    You can "clean" that rascal if you want, by tossing it into the coals of your BBQ, after you've grilled those T-bones. Just set it on the hot coals and rake more over the pipe. Once the fire burns out and the pipe is cool, just pick it up, dust/blow off the ashes, and you've got a "new" pipe!
     
  13. craig

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    i dont bbq much if at all, but i was just going to get some kindling in, light the full lot when it goes to hot ashes put the pipe in and let the heat do its magic.
     
  14. Old Ted

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    oh no it isn't!...I buy mine from Bewdley Pottery (he sells on ebay!) he makes a full range, and supplies TV, film makers and re-enactment societies - damn good clays they are too!.....sorry for being a 'clever dick' again Craig!
     
  15. craig

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    LOL, dont be ted, this is what the forum is all about sharing knowledge.
    I did a little reading up and although wilsons has shut up shop, they were the last manufacturers that made them on an industrial scale with the original moulds i should of said, all that remains in england is small artisan companies or companys like bewdley pottery.
     
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  16. t-bear

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    Not "commercial" I know, but Heather at Dawn Mist has some beautiful and interesting clay pipes on her site:
    http://www.dawnmist.org/pipdex.htm
    Worth a look for anyone interested. They seem to be "period accurate" too.......
     
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