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My Tinksys

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by soundlzrd, Feb 4, 2012.

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  1. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

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    Recently in the Now Smoking thread Jeebs asked to see my Tinksys. It took a while, but today I finally got all butt one of the together. The other is a black and tan that I keep at my parents with a jar of H&H Distinguished Penguin.

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    As you can see I love his Dress Coral finish!
     
  2. user1975

    user1975 Active Member

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    Those are very nice! I so want a Tinsky!
     
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  3. Lestrade

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    Awesome!
     
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  4. Jay

    Jay Active Member

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    Very nice, thanks for the pics
     
  5. ChrisAtRGI

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    Very nice. I'm thinking of getting an American made straight billiard and am thinking Tinsky is the way to go.
     
  6. IrishRover

    IrishRover Active Member

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    Ditto on that!!!!
    He makes some beautiful pipes!
     
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  7. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

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    Thanks guys! He does make a great pipe and has excellent customer service. I have a few North American pipes, however I each for Tinksy the most.
     
  8. Rewster66

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    I really like all of them, each one is a piece of art, but the big Poker in the bottom pictures is simply out of this world.:drly:
     
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  9. Russell Hartman

    Russell Hartman Stay Silver

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    About your pipe pictures---FREAKIN SCHWEEEEEEETTT. Those are awsome pipes. Very nice---thank you for sharing the pictures.
     
  10. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

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    Thanks Rew! That's my penzance pipe!
     
  11. Spaceboy Tim

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    All those pipes are nice but that poker is amazing!
     
  12. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    Ooooh! That dublin is nice!
     
  13. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

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    Thanks, that is the newest addition. Asked for a Dunhill Zulu inspired pipe.
     
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  14. Mount Mandolin

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    Agree about the poker, I absolutely love that shape. Mark certainly seems to make nice pipes, although I have never seen or handled one in person. They're all beautiful pipes; I especially like the apple-ish pipe, the brown, rusticated one. That's a beaut.

    I tell ya, Tinsky is great, but I've gotten completely infatuated with the good Mr. Davis lately. Rad's work is so classy, and I can't think of anyone who does a better job of sandblasting than he does. If I were to buy an American made pipe, it would be a tough decision. Are Tinsky's usually priced similar to Rad Davis pipes? If Tinsky's pipes are cheaper, then it would make the decision that much harder. Gorgeous pipes, man!
     
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  15. Jeebs

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    Thanks for showing off your Tinsky's. The Dublin & Poker are my favorites.. What is the ferrule on the Poker??
     
  16. soundlzrd

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    Your welcome! I was surprised to find out I had acquired nine. I only set out to get a seven day set....

    I am not sure, it is the same on all the dress pipes except the Christmas pipes.
     
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  17. soundlzrd

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    I am not sure how much Rad Davis pipes go for. Marks pipes start around 160 for the Coral finish I believe.
     
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  18. Mount Mandolin

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    OK, well then Tinksy's are definitely more affordable. Twice as affordable, as a matter of fact. A Rad will start at about $350, and I've seen them as high as $950. I wouldn't pay the upper end of his prices (because they're all this golden finish that he does, and I'm more into his blasts), but if I were going to spend what I call "Dunhill money" on a pipe, it would absolutely, positively be a Rad.

    Looks like a Tinsky might be in my near future, in that case! Great to know!
     
  19. soundlzrd

    soundlzrd Active Member

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    I will not be held responsible if they do not comparison to your Rads. To be sure, you should send me a virgin sample so I can compairfor you. I would hate to see you throw money away and hold me responsible. :)

    Honestly, I am not sure how something could smoke any better.
     
  20. Puff The Magic

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    Well, MT taught RD how to carve a pipe. Mark's blasts were historically done by RD but now they are blasted by ML (Lindner). I don't own a RD or ML, i'm thoroughly pleased with Tinsky's work.....

    Bang/Buck, Tinsky "corals" are the best deal out there in the mid-upper-mid price range imo. Grabbed two to start with, checking it all out and comparing performance between the two, ended up becoming the one pipe carver i have the most pipes from.

    That rustic nosewarmer is from Mark's "Collection" 1st pipe, it's what is in my single combo pouch atm. Great little smoker! Liked it so much i had Mark make a few more in different skins ;)

    Great spread Sean! That poker is speaking to me! ;)

    Ed
    Puff
     
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