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In memory of Ed A. James (Ozark Southpaw)

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  • Started 2 years ago by fishnbanjo
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  1. fishnbanjo

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    Smoking a Morta with Cumberland stem with black palm accent with some Germains Medium Flake in memory of Ed A. James aka Ozark Southpaw the Pipemaker who made it for me. Rest In Peace Ed.
    banjo

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Ed's smiling from above! I forgot how good looking his pipes were.

    Al

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Oh Man! I didn't know about his passing... A very cool guy and pipe man, from middle US. Will have a bowl now with him.

    Stan
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    The Plenipotent Key to Cope's Correct Card of the Peerless Pilgrimage to Saint Nicotine of the Holy Herb:
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    He did fantastic work. What a great memento of the man and his skill.

    Jason
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    That is a beautiful pipe and a fitting tribute. The fruits of his imagination and labor live on.

    Life contains a particle of risk. - Allardyce T. Meriweather in Little Big Man
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    My Mullberry he made me on a cold day, damn Ed, loved your Mullberrys.

    The Old Cajun
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Strawberry Briar.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Fine pipes Bradley. Ed lives on.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Oh I didn't know either. I have a tamper from him I use whenever I go to pipe club. Rest in peace, Ed!

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  10. shaintiques

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    One of the tampers I have had Ed make for me over the years. We had just been discussing another. I'll cherish the one I have even more now. Here are a couple pics. The middle silver part is from an old aerosphere pipe.

    I know what I need, smoke, I can't recall the last time I tasted it....Gandalf in the mines of Moria.

    "we shall have to share pipes, as good friends must at a pinch'....'I keep a treasure or two near my skin, as precious as rings to me. Here's one: my old wooden pipe. And here's another an unused one...He held up a small pipe with a wide flattened bowl, and handed it to Gimli. 'Does that settle the score between us', said Merry. 'Most noble hobbit, it leaves me deep in your debt."
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    . I told him Strawberry Poker, use your imageination, What a Beauty.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    He did beautiful work, and he will be missed..

    For tho' at my simile many may joke,
    Man is but a pipeā€”and his life but smoke.
    Posted 2 years ago #
  13. theloniousmonkfish

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    Ed's work was incredible. Have a block of Mulberry here from him that will make for a special pipe when finished. Brad, I see you're the gentleman he made the Mulberry and Strawberry woods for. Wonderful collection. At the Grabow site we got sneak peaks of his work. Here's a pic of your Strawberry Author before blasting and a link for those interested.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Bradley. That poker is a work of art. Love the metal accents. Ed was an artist on the metal lathe for sure.

    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Here is another tamper. I got this from Ed probably 5 years ago. Bought a few tampers from him for gifts to my pipe smoking buddies. This was made from an old Kaywoodie White briar. The coolest part is that he heated and reshaped the end of the stem into a sharp scooper. Here are some pics of it. As you can see my friend uses and loves it.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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