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Re: Pipes

Postby deepsouth » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:11 am

Congrats Thug, may you puff Old Toby pipeweed like Radagast the brown
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Re: Pipes

Postby Thug » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:33 pm

deepsouth wrote:Congrats Thug, may you puff Old Toby pipeweed like Radagast the brown
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I'm now thinking that I'll have to grow my facial hair sommer like Gandalf the Grey to kind of act the part. :lol:
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Re: Pipes

Postby BLES » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:48 pm

Thug wrote:Okidoki then, I've just done it. :oo

Reverse Calabash made from Olive wood, silver accent ring and green stem (semi-translucent).
Also a matching poker.

It's all Bles' fault I tell you! :lol:

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Re: Pipes

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:50 pm

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Re: Pipes

Postby Thug » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:35 pm

So I've actually now added a Briar RC bowl stained in Ebony to the order. :lol:
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Re: Pipes

Postby deepsouth » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:42 pm

where are you ordering from? also what is a briar rice bowl?
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Re: Pipes

Postby Thug » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:03 pm

deepsouth wrote:where are you ordering from? also what is a briar rice bowl?


:lol:

A RC bowl is a Reverse Calabash bowl and briar is the cut of wood which is best suited to pipes for its hardness and durability.

Reverse Calabash - where there is a second chamber in the bowl to cool the smoke down before it's drawn up the stem and into the mouth.

(I sound like a full on expert :lol: :lol: )

Being made by Jonathan Taylor of African Hardwood Pipes.
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Re: Pipes

Postby deepsouth » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:59 pm

What is his lead time to create such a pipe?

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Re: Pipes

Postby deepsouth » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:05 pm

I found my pipe too
http://www.gradolabs.com/headphones/pro ... -189523205

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Re: Pipes

Postby Thug » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:38 pm

deepsouth wrote:What is his lead time to create such a pipe?

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Approximately a month but obviously depends on order book.
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Re: Pipes

Postby Thug » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:40 pm

deepsouth wrote:I found my pipe too
http://www.gradolabs.com/headphones/pro ... -189523205

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Sweet!!

But I'd have a hard time running with these around my ears and at that price I could buy myself a new bicycle (or spend 3 weeks in Morzine riding the trails).
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Re: Pipes

Postby deepsouth » Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:51 pm

It's a pipe dream though, some day... Methinks, I need to befriend a pipe smoker for some tokes before dropping coins on a custom... Bles, when are you in the mother city again?

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Re: Pipes

Postby Thug » Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:29 pm

Ok Mr Bles, what pipe tobacco would you recommend for a novice to try out?

Bear in mind I have JJ Cale across the road from me so have a ready supply of local and imported tobacco.

I popped in the other day and they are retailing 50g tins from R170 upwards (I think that was for some Peterson mixture).
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Re: Pipes

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:47 pm

How's about this double ended pipe? :oo (I suppose it saves tobacco)... :lol:
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Re: Pipes

Postby deepsouth » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:22 pm

erm, no, just no...

from someone with zero experience (apart from a bad one) i'd avoid latakia at all costs, I do still think having a toke now and then could be a relaxing thing, but certainly not how I went at it. Speaking of which, have you tried the Dr Mcnab briar Bles? Does is actually work? :oo
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Re: Pipes

Postby BLES » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:11 pm

Thug wrote:Ok Mr Bles, what pipe tobacco would you recommend for a novice to try out?

Bear in mind I have JJ Cale across the road from me so have a ready supply of local and imported tobacco.

I popped in the other day and they are retailing 50g tins from R170 upwards (I think that was for some Peterson mixture).

Start out with some aromatics first before you attempt the more serious English, Oriental and Balkan blends. But don't go and buy yet. Ask the tobacconist to sell you some samples first. I have plenty of tins and jars sitting around. I'll wrap up a view samples for you of some of my tobacco I recon you might fancy and if your driver is in the area he can pop in and collect. ;)
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Re: Pipes

Postby BLES » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:13 pm

RiverValleyTrading wrote:How's about this double ended pipe? :oo (I suppose it saves tobacco)... :lol:

Now this doesn't look normal....at all!:surprised :lol: :lol:
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Re: Pipes

Postby BLES » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:15 pm

deepsouth wrote:erm, no, just no...

from someone with zero experience (apart from a bad one) i'd avoid latakia at all costs, I do still think having a toke now and then could be a relaxing thing, but certainly not how I went at it. Speaking of which, have you tried the Dr Mcnab briar Bles? Does is actually work? :oo

No DS, I haven't tried it yet. It is still nesting between my other 18 pipes. I can't see why it would not work. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Pipes

Postby BLES » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:21 pm

deepsouth wrote:It's a pipe dream though, some day... Methinks, I need to befriend a pipe smoker for some tokes before dropping coins on a custom... Bles, when are you in the mother city again?

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By the look of the weather not any time soon. ;) My younger brother is finally getting married at the age of 40 so if all goes well I'll be flying down in April next year. My vacation for this year is already booked and paid for this December at Midlands Saddle & Trout which I recon would be idyllic for some pipe smoking and fly fishing. :D
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Re: Pipes

Postby Thug » Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:14 pm

BLES wrote:
Thug wrote:Ok Mr Bles, what pipe tobacco would you recommend for a novice to try out?

Bear in mind I have JJ Cale across the road from me so have a ready supply of local and imported tobacco.

I popped in the other day and they are retailing 50g tins from R170 upwards (I think that was for some Peterson mixture).

Start out with some aromatics first before you attempt the more serious English, Oriental and Balkan blends. But don't go and buy yet. Ask the tobacconist to sell you some samples first. I have plenty of tins and jars sitting around. I'll wrap up a view samples for you of some of my tobacco I recon you might fancy and if your driver is in the area he can pop in and collect. ;)
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Thanks for the offer Bles. I'll give you a shout after my pipes arrive.
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