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The best pipe I'll ever own

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by jpberg, Jul 29, 2012.

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  1. jpberg

    jpberg Moderator Moderator

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    This is an oil cured Squatch. I don't know how many he was ever successful with, but a couple (or more) years ago, we had an identical hair in our butts about oil curing. I was glowing in the light of some some o/c twin bore Radices, and he had been trying to get some some secrets from Lee Von I won't tell you anything, reading up on Dunhill lore, and generally, we were hot on oil.

    I got this in the mail, the first pipe he had stuck in the oven, and I was the Guinea pig. From the first match, I knew I had dumbass lucked into magic. The taste was surreal, indescribable, just tobacco, with a tinge of pine, maybe cedar but the taste of the tobacco was surreal, it was, of course, a latakia blend, and the sharp-ish pine/cedar, combined with the old leather and sea salt of the latakia blend was something I'll never forget, and never replicate in another pipe.

    Here's to trying something crazy, something that never works very well very often. A stunningly, almost otherworldly comfortable bit, a bit of luck, and some briar oil baked to success at 350 for a while.

    I wish you all a pipe this good.
     
  2. Pschoppy48

    Pschoppy48 Member

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    Great looking pipe!..kinda has a 1970's look to it. I remember a discussion on oil curing back in 2010 when I first joined.
     
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  3. FlatbushPaul

    FlatbushPaul Cellar is located in an undisclosed bunker

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    Very nice Jon! Sas make a fantastic pipe! You are very lucky!


    Paul
     
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  4. BradNTX

    BradNTX Well-Known Member

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    I love to grant wishes. Do you want me to PM my address to you? :beck:

    I have an oil cured Wiley that I like a lot. It was my first pipe, and it is a great smoker. My two Wiley's are the only ones I know of oil cured, though.

    Do we know why Todd quit oil curing if the experiment went so well? :cfsd:
     
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  5. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    That's a sweet pipe and what a rad (not davis lol) stem! Awesome. Maybe I can pursuade Sas to oil-cure my current project if it isn't too late.....clears throat a few times with a plaintive expression.....
     
  6. dwaugh

    dwaugh Moderator Moderator

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    The oil curing does sound very interesting.

    Also interesting is looking at Bergs camera information.
    First off according to the photo into, he took the shot at 3:42pm today, and he posted the photo at 3:59pm. The big deal is that he had the time set correctly on his camera, most people don't.

    It is interesting that the camera used 1/16th of second AND the flash.... not sure what the deal with that is... You would have thought that the camera would got to 1/60th of a second with the flash on. Exposure mode is listed as Manual and Program, so we can't tell is Berg was going old school.


    I guess the "take home" point is that Burg sets the time correctly on electronic devices.
    Image Created:2012:07:29 15:42:18
    Exposure Time:1/6 sec
    F-Number:f/2.7
    Lens Aperture:f/2.7
    Exposure Bias:2 EV
    Flash:Flash, Auto, Red-Eye Reduce
    Focal Length:6.00 mm
    Color Space Information:sRGB
    Image Width:2048
    Image Height:1536
    Rendering:Normal
    Exposure Mode:Manual
    Scene Capture Type:Standard
    Exposure Mode:Program
    Focus Type:Unknown
    Metering Mode:Evaluative
    ISO Speed Rating:Auto
    Sharpness:Normal
    Saturation:Normal
    Contrast:Normal
    Shooting Mode:Manual
    Image Size:Unknown
    Focus Mode:Single
    Drive Mode:Single
    Flash Mode:Red-Eye Reduction (Auto)
    Compression Setting:Superfine
    Macro Mode:Macro
    Subject Distance:0.190 m
    White Balance:Auto
    Exposure Compensation:13
    Sensor ISO Speed:160
    Image Number:100-2834
     
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  7. nesta

    nesta Well-Known Member

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    How do you know? :poke:
     
  8. SmokeyJoe

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    Ok. there's two things REALLY WRONG with this thread:
    1: Ol' Hockey Teeth's desecration of a Sas masterpiece with his "Snore-No-More" mouthpiece, and
    2: David is now posting the Meta-Data of people's images. (I guess the basement paint really is dry)
     
  9. Hudson

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    I get it, it says Focus Type: Unknown. That's gotta be the joke, right? I mean, there had to be SOME reason to post that, didn't there?
     
  10. Steve Dennis

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    Awesome pipe!
     
  11. 1858remington

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    I think I will just go smoke a bowl out of my camera now.:confused:
    If I smoke outside, my pipe gets great exposure.:D
     
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  12. Waino

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    Probably Jpberg found button A (automatique) from his camera?

    Sure is a pipe. Sas will be one of the legends and everyone who has his pipe are lucky.
     
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  13. jpberg

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    Wow, I didn't know you could that with a camera.....
     
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  14. 1858remington

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    supposidly all the info is encoded within the picture.
     
  15. mtsgsd

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    Yep, including a bunch that you can only read with the camera maker's own software. I always strip all of that out and leave just the copyright info. Just because. ;)

    btw David, there's redundant and contradictory info in there, so who knows what was really done with this shot!
     
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  16. Kiowapipe

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    I bet Doug will give you pretty good trade-in value for that.
     
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  17. Spillproof

    Spillproof Mostly Harmless Moderator

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    Several years ago I learned that even after PDF'ing a Word Document, clever folks can find all sorts of "reveal" codes and track the changes made to the document (and track them by individual user).

    That means that if you and a co-writer use the "track change" feature as you brutally edit each other, and subsequently PDF the document so no one can screw it up- some of those "hidden" comments are encoded in the margins in perpetuity.

    I would like to apologize to Josh's mom for some of the things I said about her. I was frustrated...



    Oh. Nice pipe (DK Edit: Please note that I do not really like this pipe nor do I enjoy the postings of Jpberg - Please make sure to remove this note before finalizing document and completing PDF).
     
  18. Sasquatch

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    Jon, you should also post the worst pipe you'll ever own: the other other o/c squatch, the one where the shank cracked and the pipe tasted like deep fried otter turds. (And no, I'm not joking folks. Oil curing was 50% magic pipes and 50% throw-in-the-garbage pipes).

    And now everyone's gonna want an oil cured pipe thanks to your dumb ass.
     
  19. Hudson

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    I'm so confused.

    Edit: Oh, okay, thanks Sas, that helps. Mega-data?
     
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  20. PipeLotus

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    So.. uh.... how exactly do you know this?

    IN OTHER NEWS WE SHOULD ALL ORDER AN OIL CURED SAS
     
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