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mp31guitar

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I just bought two more bent peterson's, a 314 and a 221. I was looking to by another pipe rest for them last night but then I had an idea. When my Grandfather passed away we went down to Florida and cleaned up the house. I got some of his old belts. Anyway, here it is.



 

photoman13

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Pipes are cool but what you did with your grandfather's belts are really cool. Preserving his memory!

 

jameral

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That's great! I find that repurposing items into something other than what they were originally intended for is a great example of creativity and ingenuity. It nevery ceases to amaze me what people come up with.

 

mp31guitar

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Thanks guys. I just showed them to my mom and she said he really would have like that. I remember he also smoked a pipe when I was younger. Then he went to cigars and kodiak wintergreen.

 

ssjones

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That's a pretty neat way to remember your grandfather every time you use one of those rests, great save on something that probably been tossed or give away.

 

lazydog

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great idea Spartan. Definitely one of the most ingenious things I've seen in a long while. Practical, nostalgic, and good lookin pipe rests. A fine tribute your grandfather. Good work. OOps pardon my blunder. wrong name. :oops: :oops:

 

ohin3

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I dig them. Your grandfather had some stylin' belts. Another of those classically masculine things that is becoming harder and harder to find is a good belt.

 

pstlpkr

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That's a great idea!

They turned out very well and will probably outlast you.

I might do that with my Dad's Senior Drill instructor's belt.

I've had it for years and it's just hanging there in my closet...

Simply brilliant!

:puffy:

 

mp31guitar

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Glad you guys like it. I agree with you ohin3, a good belt is hard to find. The last two I have bought have been at a flea market where there is a guy that makes belts. The ones they sell at the major retail stores aint worth nothing.

 

ejames

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I have seem similar leather pipe rests but didn't care for them. Those you made I like. They have some"patina" I guess you could say.