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PAD blowout

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Sasquatch, Apr 14, 2012.

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  1. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Sales Account

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    Well.... the Sasquatch has been one busy boy since about.... I don't even know. Lots of long hours for a few months. Long and the short of it is that I haven't been able to make as many pipes as I'd like, and that sucks, but the good news is that there's a tiny bit of cash in my pockets for a change.

    But who needs cash? I bought a time machine, and picked up a couple pipes from the sixties -

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    The big freehand is a Zettervig. Haven't heard of him? Me either. Sounds like he was a sort of failed/redirected high-grade Danish pipe type, and his early stuff is supposed to be pretty good. So... I got one. Why not, man?? Hopefully it's good, certainly it's fun and interesting.

    Second pipe is a Dunhill, 1969 shell. I just liked it, hopefully it's good. And hopefully my wife believes my story about a hacker taking over her eBay account.
     
  2. Yossarian

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    I love the lines on that Dunhill, beautiful pipe.
     
  3. John Long

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    Damn...The first pipe is way nice. Love the glass finish on the stems.
     
  4. Capt

    Capt Active Member

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    Love the Dunhill!
     
  5. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Good thing Preben never got ahold of that first one, he would have sand-blasted the hell out of it (and I can say that, I have one of his... lol).
     
  6. Stonewall

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    Let me know if that "Hacker" story works. :ngty:
     
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  7. Hudson

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    Uh-oh. Here I was thinking that if I could learn how to make a pipe then I wouldn't feel the need to own all those other people's pipes; but apparently it doesn't work that way. Seems that PAD cannot be innoculated against. To resist is futile.

    Nice freehand; they always look so big in photos. Is that the original finish around the bowl and stem? As a pipemaker, if you had a vintage pipe of substantial provenance that was abused and neglected, would you feel the need to restore it, renovate it or leave it alone?
     
  8. Old Codger

    Old Codger Well-Known Member

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    The Zettervig is a beautiful looking pipe. Congrats on the acquisitions.
     
  9. jdto

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    Wow, man, those are beautiful!
     
  10. Sasquatch

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    I actually got into pipe making somewhat to alleviate PAD, and it has done, in some fairly significant ways. Now, add up the 1000 bucks for a lathe, couple hunny on tooling and chucks, a compressor, sandblasting cabinet.... throw away some briar.... you can see just how much money I've saved! LOL But it keeps me outta the wife's hair.

    Pipes that were abused/neglected need attention. To me, the provenance/historical value of the piece is who made it and when, and not what idiot subsequently choked off the airway by never using a pipe cleaner. So I'm of the "clean it up and make it like it should be" camp.

    Renovations occur if a pipe is not performing and I want to keep it, otherwise I just give it away or sell it. My standards are now pretty silly, like a pipe has to offer me a perfect experience or it gets put far down the list or sold on to someone who will hopefully enjoy it differently than I was able to. This Dunhill looks to be an exceptionally well executed pipe to me, and I want to compare the workmanship to my own crafting, see where I'm at (see where Dunhill could improve, right? :beck: ).
     
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  11. cobbsmoker

    cobbsmoker Active Member

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    Those are really nice looking pipes, the Dunhill looks well taken care of and the Zettervig is very interesting.
     
  12. Tony Malerich

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    Both gorgeous pipes! I'm so-so on freehand and that's quite lovely.
     
  13. SmokeyJoe

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    Great freehand, Sas! Never heard of the guy, which makes the piece even more intriguing.
    Hope it smokes as good as it looks.

    Really like the stem work....:whis:
     
  14. Lestrade

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    Congrats in those beauties!
     
  15. Sasquatch

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    Yeah yeah. I get the hint already. :)
     
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  16. WrightwoodJohn

    WrightwoodJohn Wrightwood expatriate

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    Those are both great pipes. Let us know if the Dunhill is not "performing" and you decide to "give" it away....:D
     
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