Discussion in 'Pipes' started by soundlzrd, Feb 4, 2012.
Beautiful pipes Puff, I see a Tinsky pipe in my future!
how bout you show us your Tinsky's........
Thanks Ed! Its all thanks to you!
Ive been thinking about another Collection pipe, in Dress of course. The current one is used for lat blends. Another would be nice to have for VA and VA/Per. However, I need a Christmas pipe before I get there.
And get a poker! It is a great pipe, big too! Size 6!
Jeebs, I agree, Ed needs to post so more of his spread. He has trickled some out over the years. It was the show and tell in person that was the point of no return. Feeling the pipe in hand..all up hill from there! Well, down hill for my discretionary spending.
I already did! It's back several pages if they transferred over. If they didn't......they'll be put back up someday again
Just did a search for em, must've gotten pruned! No biggie. . There's still a few of my MT's showcased.
Yes, Ed, I had read about how it was Tinsky who taught Rad how to carve. I was afraid his student MAY have surpassed him, but I just spent a good deal of time over on Mark's website and now I'm not so sure. Mark seems to turn out pipes that are much more affordable and don't compromise quality, but I'm nuts about Rad's blasts and his hand-cut stems and attention to detail, such as the ferrules and bands he uses. In any case, I think it's just fantastic that America can say we have two wonderful pipe carvers in these fellows. Makes one wonder how Jess Chonowitsch gets away with charging such unbelievably outlandish sums for his pipes when really they can't possibly smoke that much better, if at all. I mean, $4000 for a Danish pipe just because it has a master carver's name on it? Am I missing something here? I know they're beautiful, and the shapes and lines are unreal, but still...
You guys are a dangerous bunch, you know that? I was just over on Mark's website, and I literally just almost bought a freakin' pipe! And here I just bought a new Peterson! Argh, whatever will I do with myself? I've already pretty much verbally committed to buying a St. Patrick's Day Peterson from my B&M, and I know he might give me a bit of a glance if I showed up with a new Tinsky instead, but man... they're so gorgeous!
I've checked out RD's pipes. I'd rather have Tinskys!
Have many Tinskys. Zero RD's with zero plans on getting one or even the slightest "jones" for a RD. Now if you want what you describe as a better blast, stemwork, precision detail, and adornments, go look at BriarArt by Brian Ruthenberg. Besides, if i wanted an RD specifically for his blastwork.....i already have it in some older Tinskys!