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I Now Have a Good Rotation.

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  1. eibhir

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    On Valentine's Day we went to the place I got my first pipe because I love it so much. They still had most of the others there and we got 6 of them! It's so great! Because I got so many they let me have the box. I stapled it to the wall and it makes a really great place to put all my pipes. The best part is that the cats can't reach it. My little tobacco loading station is now complete! On to the TAD part of pipe smoking! I love this adventure!

    A smile will always keep them guessing.
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  2. jah76

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    Good on you Eibhir. I like that "naked" bowl, third in on the right.

    I hear you on the rotation. Those rare days when I had plenty of time to smoke I'd find myself out of pipes.

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  3. spartan

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    OMG.

    I really like that pipe holder thing-a-ma-jig you got.

    Is it plastic?

    That's super cool.

    I like your taste in pipe too. Very classic, simple shapes.

    "I was born to lose. So I'll die to win." -Breaking Benjamin
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  4. cortezattic

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    Very nice array of pipes.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    Posted 1 year ago #
  5. numbersix

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    Very nice collection - congrats.

    love this adventure!

    I think you just spoke for all of us!

    "Be seeing you"


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  6. rmbittner

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    A great collection and a great display! Congratulations!

    I think you might win an award for the quickest acquisition of a good-size collection for a new pipe smoker, though!

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  7. flyguy

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    I really like that pipe holder thing-a-ma-jig you got.

    +1 It nicely displays your collection.

    “Apples for walking, and a pipe for sitting.”
    ― Samwise Gamgee
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  8. eibhir

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    Thanks! The holder is a plastic insert that came with the pipes. It's covered in a fuzzy flocking for grip. I just stapled the main box to the wall and put the insert back in at an angle. I do tend to jump in whole heartedly, never been much for half measures.
    Now lets see how fast my cellar grows. It's at 2 1/2 lbs so far.

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  9. eibhir

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    Most of the pipes are Sports. The box says they are by Gardesana. The place where I got them had had them for over a year and had only sold 1 so I got a killer deal. I can't find any info on this model, but I like it.

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  10. rmbittner

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    It looks like the straight apple in the upper left is the GBD I sent you because it was too small for me. . . which makes me think all of those Sports must be quite small. But, then, that was just what you were looking for! Great find.

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  11. dervis

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    Awesome glad for you

    "You have to be a man first before you're a gentleman. "

    John Wayne
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  12. eibhir

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    Yep, that's the GBD you sent me. It's first in my rotation. I love it and it fits right in as my at home pipe. The sports are about 4" long. The Medico in the top right I use when I'm plein air painting and the rest just fit in my pocket with the cap for out and abouts. I'm lucky all my needs/wants are covered.

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  13. gnatjulio

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    Nice rotation. They're all beautiful pipes.

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    I can't find any info on this model, but I like it.

    I love how you "road tested" a make and shape, decided it was "you," and then bought the same shape, in various finishes, by the same maker, pretty well assured they ALL would deliver pretty much as you expect.

    Well done, girl -- you have good taste -- and I like your display rack a lot.

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    Awesome score! Get a nice dedicated pipe appropriate for each tobacco. This is a great, never ending but changing journey.

    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” Patrick Henry
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    Nice pick up. You are accumulating items quicker than I am, so feel reassured about that. I have 23 different tobaccos now but most only 1/2 oz or smaller samples. So my "cellar" is somewhere near 10 ozs. I have 4 pipes, 3 cobs and my one and only briar (Bjarne Viking). I now think I have some decent tobacco for breaking in my briar, so that is next on the list when I get the chance. It has nearly been a week since I have had a bowl full, so maybe I should go make lunch and try to select something tasty for afterwards...

    Mike.
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  17. eibhir

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    [ You are accumulating items quicker than I am, so feel reassured about that.]
    Mike, I didn't know it was a race, but Yay! I'm winning!!!
    I just found what I liked and since supply was small got as many as I could before they were gone. You however are smoking me on different flavors tried. I've only tried 5 so far. Once I get my tax return in I'm going to fix that!

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    No, not a race by any means. I am just saying that you are doing a very nice job building a fine collection of briars.

    Although I have nearly 2-dozen choices, most of them are only a few bowls worth and I have not tried more than maybe half a dozen tobaccos so far. I am not sure what the tax man has in store for me this year, but I hope to try what I have and hone my tastes so I can acquire some quantity.

    Your progress interests me though because we are both about the same level of experience and both joined at about the same time.

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    Nice score; however, when you said "is now complete", you basically cursed yourself. The truth is you have taken one step down a muddy mountain top, and your decent will not be done until you lye at the bottom of the mountain in a pile of pipes overtop an equally monolithic stash of tobacco.

    Welcome to the ward.... meet your ailing brothers:)

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  20. eibhir

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    I was just teasing. I'm quitting cigs so I smoke about 3-4 bowls a day. The smallest size I can get here is 1 oz so I tend to get more of one kind at a time. I wish I could get less and try more though. When I find one I like I buy a bunch and put the excess in jars for later. I've been buying about the same dollar amount as I used to in cigs and am amazed at how much I can set aside. It's fun watching it grow instead of the nasty butt bottles I used to have. Smells better too. I am proud to be a nicotine fiend, but had hated cigs for a while. I'm glad I started the pipe. Each bowl is an adventure!

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    I'm not complete yet, I still want a blue ons and a green one. Then a rainbow one. I'm not done, I just have time to find "perfect" ones.

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    I am trying to get off the cigs myself. I figure if I must smoke, at least pipe smoking is a much more noble pursuit. I guess if I could find a way to work it into my schedule better, I might be doing better at quitting. I mostly just have a bowl at night, often after dinner. Sometimes I work in a mid-day one if my day is not too hectic and I can fit it in. I think that "finding the time" comes easier when the ritual becomes second nature. Right now, I won't even pick up a pipe unless I have the time to enjoy it.

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    That's why I like small pipes. They don't take as long to smoke and fit in the pocket. I also love Prince Albert to help kill cravings. It really helps. Also, you don't have to smoke the whole bowl at once. I usually smoke half, then smoke the rest later. Good luck!

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  24. peckinpahhombre

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    nice rack - really different

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    peckin': I bet you say that to all the girls...

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    Thank you Peckin!

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    eibhir, check your PM.

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    I checked my pm.

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    Congrats on your beautiful collection. Funny how some of us get so involved so fast...

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    That is totally cool looking. Congrats on a great looking collection.

    Harris
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    Thats a nifty wall mount rack. Congrats on getting a good rotation going! Itll become a sick addiction. Im sitting around 65 pipes right now and its still going. Thankfully, all my latest additions have been really nice pipes, so maybe that will quell the urge to buy any more new ones for a while. And then theres TAD to consider....

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    Congratulations on your collection thus far and the unique pipe rack. I know you are glad your cats can not reach the pipes and knock them on the floor by accident.

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    Nice looking pipes and display.

    Isn't this fun?

    "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"

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    This is lots of fun! I'm very glad the cats can't reach them. I'm sure they'll find a way eventually though.

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