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Mike Parks is the master

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  1. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Wow .......... :drly:

    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/michael-parks/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=94225

    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/michael-parks/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=70682

    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/michael-parks/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=70679

    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/michael-parks/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=70680

    http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/michael-parks/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=81645

    His blasts are as good or better than Cooke . :nwor:
     
  2. Kiowapipe

    Kiowapipe Active Member

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    I'm with you, Ruff- Parks is amazing.
     
  3. MakDragon

    MakDragon Wizard of PSF

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    WOW!!!!
     
  4. Marker

    Marker Active Member

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    That smooth Rhodesian looks amazing.
     
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  5. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    Wow! They are beautiful! All of them!
     
  6. Klauswermann

    Klauswermann Member

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    Very nice indeed, the bamboo stem on that last one is done perfectly!
     
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    t-bear Well-Known Member

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    One heck of a great carver....love his work!
     
  8. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    His blasts , textures and smooth pipes are all so exact and perfect in every way . His finish work is off the chart ... and his eye for shape is amazing ! It would really be something to own and smoke one of his pipes . If I won the lottery .. I'd have him make me a seven day set :th1:
     
  9. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    That Canadian is amazing!
     
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  10. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Yep, the Canadian made me quiver just a little bit.
     
  11. IrishRover

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    Oh wow.. they're very nice! I never heard of the guy.. thanks for the tip Ruff.
     
  12. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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  13. maddis

    maddis Sales Account

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    +1 on that. His pipes always seem to stand out to me when I see them.
     
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    Yep, all outstanding, I especially like that small red billiard. I don't think a I would spend that much on a pipe though..
     
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    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    Me neither ... but if I were filty rich , after giving a majority of it away to the church , I'd go for it ! They might smoke better than my Kaywoodies :ngty:
     
  17. Basil Meadows

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    Yep, me neither... but if I hit the lottery, after giving some money yo Charity, (and also some to her sister, Chastity!), Those would make a great addition to my collection!
     
  18. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    I think this pipe is outstanding . I mean , think about it . It's basicly a " Fine Line " texture [ which , imo .. is the lamest texture ] .. however , you can see the grain through the texture .... kinda like a good checkering job on a killer rifle stock . like on a Reminton BDL line . The guy takes the lamest texture and makes it work like I've never seen before ... for the first time , the " Fine Line " is an awesome texture

    http://www.parkspipes.com/Pipe_Specifics_Page/Carv_Pot_Two_Properties.htm .............. Fine Line grade 2

    Here it's all black and very hot lookin
    http://www.parkspipes.com/Pipe_Specifics_Page/Carv_Gi_PokSit_Two_Properties.htm .... grade 3

    His Coral texture is freakin great

    http://www.parkspipes.com/Pipe_Specifics_Page/Coral_Apple_Two_Properties.htm .... grade 2

    http://www.parkspipes.com/Pipe_Specifics_Page/Coral_Gi_Bent_Properties.htm .... grade 3 ... omg !


    His blasts are as good as Cookes

    http://www.parkspipes.com/Pipe_Specifics_Page/SB_Gi_SwanNeck_Properties.htm .. I'd pull the last feather outta Rewsters *#^ for this pipe . Sorry Rew .




    I'd like to see JESS CHONOWITSCH make this pipe .... never happen .. http://www.parkspipes.com/Pipe_Specifics_Page/SB_BBam_CupSaucer_729_Properties.htm

    The Grade 6 stuff is off the map ... http://www.parkspipes.com/PipePortfolios/gradeVIportfolio.htm

    The Special Series pipes are a total trip


    This Parks kid is awesome !
     
  19. nesta

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    That billiard and that Canadian...oh my! My kind of pipes, 100% :puffy:
     
  20. Hudson

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    I've seen them before but the more I learn, the more I'm impressed with them. Spectacular craftsmanship and the understated photography really showcases the textures.
     
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