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Lionhead Meer returns in good health ( w/pics )

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  1. rcstan

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    Last Saturday I sent my Lionhead Meer, a very special pipe since my wife bought it for my birthday last year, out for repairs to MaryAnn Keller at American Smoking Pipe Repairs

    The stinger tip had broken off, and subsequently the whole screw-in thing had broken off ( okay, I might have helped it a bit trying to open the airway ). Here's what it looked like before boxing off. I had rigged it together with a piece of tenon off a broken clay I had laying around.

    In the mail today, exactly a week later, came the Lionhead. Mary Ann was able to replace the stinger and not redo the whole stem, since it was basically brand new.

    The entire affair was $25 including the $6 something I paid for sending it out. The repair itself was $12 plus $6.50 shipping.

    I just HAD to take it out for a smoke with some Erinmore Flake ( review pending once I smoke a couple more bowls of this stuff ). What a wonderful experience! The draw has improved and it doesn't smoke as wet and stuffy as it used to. It smokes almost like a Pete sans the P-lip and very very cool

    I am extremely pleased with her work, and very happy my Lion Meer is back!

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. jcsnaps

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    Looks like she did a really nice job. It's good to know there are still quality people to fix our little incidents. Glad that it smokes well after repairs.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. ejames

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    Good deal!! Is that pipe a Kaywoodie?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. rcstan

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    Is that pipe a Kaywoodie?

    Huh? It's an unnamed Turk Meer probably an older one where they got into putting stingers on their Meers. AFAIK now they use plastic screw-in tenons

    Posted 7 years ago #
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  6. shaintiques

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    Good to know, nice little meer matches my big lion (see my man cave) also im up for trading tobacs with you, pm sent.

    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."
    Posted 7 years ago #
  7. dervis

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    Glad it's back in shape ready to smoke

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

    John Wayne
    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. keith929

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    I have used Mary Ann for my pipe repairs for quite a few years. Her work is always top notch.

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    A wise man learns from his own.
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    Posted 7 years ago #
  9. markw4mms

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    Looks like they did a nice repair job for you.

    "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
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    Posted 7 years ago #
  10. spartan

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    He looks like a sad lion. lol

    Thanks for the pics! Glad yo ugot it fixed.

    Do you rub it with beeswax on your meer to bring out the tobacco oils?

    "I was born to lose. So I'll die to win." -Breaking Benjamin
    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. baronsamedi

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    I love it when a pipe comes together!

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. rcstan

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    Thanks guys ! Now I'm going to smoke it for a week straight to make up for lost time

    Do you rub it with beeswax on your meer to bring out the tobacco oils?

    The stem and the top of the bowl pretty much darkened on their own. I rub it almost daily with a mixture of coconut lard and olive oil to keep it from drying up and looking like a chalk pipe ( very dry climate here in SE Alaska, the Anchorage area is technically a cold desert ). Seems to do the job

    Posted 7 years ago #

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