Oil for pipe from your nose?

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  1. dennq

    dennq Member

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    Well second official post here. This is something I used to watch my grandfather and my uncle do.

    They would use the oil from their noses to oil their pipes. They would take their pipe while smoking it and rub their pipe in it to shine it up.

    Do I remember this correctly or was I dreaming?
     


  2. IrishRover

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    Nope, you weren't dreaming... LOL..
    That's exactly what my Uncle used to do also....
     
  3. furious

    furious Junque collector

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    This was popularized by Dunhill and other high-end makers back in the 1920s, so not a dream at all. In fact, I do the same thing with my pipes!
     
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  4. NickWilliams

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    I do it too. I think I learned it from Mark Twain
     
  5. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    I do it, too. Much to the disgust of my wife. Which is the main reason I do it. :beck:
     
  6. Glenn

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    It works great on the ferrules of fly rods too.
     
  7. Arkie

    Arkie Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I do it occasionally.
     
  8. cobbsmoker

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    Nose oil stinks!:eek:
     
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    Only if you don't wash. Don't forget behind your ears!
     
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  10. woody

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    I once read that some people used the same oil for their chapped lips.
     
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  11. Mike Pomery

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    Ever notice that old-fashined habits are frequently dirty?
     
  12. Trippwire

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    Forehead oil works too.
     
  13. smokinjoe

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    nose oil?. Does it prevent sludge build up?:puke:
     
  14. MrJarvis

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    im guilty of this. I have an unfinished unstained billiard, and an unfinished unstained erik Nording signiture. I have used this method to darken them both up very nicely.
     
  15. WyoBob

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    Didn't work for me. First, I got my finger stuck. Then, I had a sneezing fit. Then my nose ran buckets and I went through a box of Kleenex.

    And, then-----oh, wait a minute. Yeah? Are you sure? The outside of the nose? Oh.

    Nevermind;)

    WyoBob
     
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    Grabow has it listed in there old sales flyers also.
     
  17. Old Codger

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    If you get in to the habit of rubbing your pipe up against your nose, it's advisable to be aware of just how warm the pipe is before you do it.
    Jimmy Durante didn't pay attention to pipe's temperature.
     
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  18. Rodfather

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    I was "nosing" 45 years ago. I didn't know anyone else was doing it. Nose and forhead oil puts a nice shine on your pipe for a while. I must admit that I didn't let anyone see me doing it lest they think I was nuts.
     
  19. smokinjoe

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    Do you fellows think mineral oil{laxative} might work good?
     
  20. Johnny Dingo

    Johnny Dingo Writer of wrongs

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    You might not be able to keep the tobacco in if you do.
     
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