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Discussion in 'Pipes' started by AndyLowry, Mar 26, 2011.

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  1. AndyLowry

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    I thought it might be fun to throw together a website with photos of my pipes. It wasn't, but here it is anyway. I know there are some here who like looking at pipes, so I thought I'd mention it.

    I wish I'd done this starting in 1972; a lot of pipes have come and gone since then. The internet was extremely slow and unreliable then, though.

    I'll get around to adding weights to the descriptions at some point.
     


  2. pottsy

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    Cool idea, looks good.
     
  3. ChrisD

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    You have some very nice pipes there!
     
  4. BradNTX

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    Thanks for sharing those with us; very nice collection indeed!

    So, which one is the estate pipe you bought that has been so hard to break in?
     
  5. ruffinogold

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    Damn nice rinaldo !!!! Really cool idea . Bet it took some time .
     
  6. AndyLowry

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    It's the Dunhill Tanshell. It's rated 2 out of a possible 10. Truly a despicable hunk of wood, but it looks nice...
     
  7. BradNTX

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    It does look nice. What's wrong with it? It tastes funky because the seller reamed it?
     
  8. AndyLowry

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    It's got hot spots out the wazoo (even with cool English flakes) and needs seven or eight pipecleaners per bowl. Light, puff, puff, put down because too hot. Pick up, light, gurgle, pipecleaner, light, puff, puff, put down. It goes like that. Some cake will help, but it will take more than that to make it a good pipe.
     
  9. HCraven

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    Nice collection, Andy! Shame about the Dunhill. I guess there's always a joker in the pack.
     
  10. BradNTX

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    Was it reamed to the wood or a little cake left? Not that I have any experience with estate pipes; I'm just curious why a Dunhill would smoke bad w/their reputation. I've never had one myself.
     
  11. AndyLowry

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    It was taken down to the charred wood. It's going to get its airway opened, and then maybe it will come up a notch.
     
  12. AndyLowry

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    It's a great pipe and I was lucky to get it inexpensively. I'm on the lookout for another auction.

    The site, including taking the photos, took about six hours. Figured I'd better start now while there's only a 3-week rotation on hand, because there's a pipe show later this year and my father's been talking about giving me his pipes.

    Gonna do one like it for the handguns, too, and will mention it in a more appropriate forum when done.
     
  13. desertmoon

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    Looking forward to that. You have some very good looking pipes!!! Defenitely curious as to you taste in pistols.
     
  14. AndyLowry

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    It's here.
     
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