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Nice Charity Shop Find

Discussion in 'Pipes' started by Spam, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. Spam

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    I went to the library today, and on the way back decided to stop in a charity shop or two. Then I stumbled across this little fella. The draft hole is a little way above the bottom of the bowl, but the thing looks like it's only been smoked once and for £7 I don't imagine I can go far wrong. It's marked "Chacom" and either "806" or "908"; when you hold it so Chacom is the right way up its 908.

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    The stem needs a little bit more of a polish, and I'll probably run a vodka soaked pipe cleaner through, but I shall report back once I've smoked it. Might have to wait until Sunday... ugh. I need a balcony or garden.
     


  2. Raffxr7

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    Put a tent and a nice chair in that within the confines of your yard, and claim it as a man cave... it'll stay a bit warmer with enough pipe smoke! :D
     
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    Alas, no yard! I'm in a top floor flat, I didn't even think when I moved in! But it gives me an excuse to go for a wander around the block and have a bit of time to myself.
     
  4. Iain

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    Looks like Cherrywood, I didn't know Chacom did those, nice find!
    I'd get outside and smoke it, it can only get colder from now until February at least ;)
     
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    Well, I took heed Iain. Loaded it up with some cube cut Mick McQuaid plug and went to the park. Not sure whether it was me, the way I loaded the pipe, the tobacco, or the pipe. But it was a bit of a gurgly mess. Quite a tight draw, and I gave up 3/4 of the way in. Will give her some resting time and see if rubbed out plug fares any better.
     
  6. Raffxr7

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    Cherry wood is not as absorbent or heat resistant, I believe--dry the tobacco out and see if that helps any.
     
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    I shall do just that.
     
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