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My New Lonestar Billiard - So Stoked!

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  1. gwtwdbss

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    Well, my Lonestar commission should be on it's way shortly and I am very excited. Ryan pointed out a few very superficial cosmetic flaws in the briar. He explained it all to me upfront and wanted me to be 100% happy. He kindly asked if I wanted to wait and have him make another or get this one at a price that is beyond incredible. His return policy is excellent and a few tiny pits will in no way affect the smoking quality of the pipe. They will be unnoticed after a few months in the rotation anyway. To me that is a win/win situation. The grain of the briar is just gorgeous and the German Ebonite Cumberland with Honduran Rosewood Burl extension make me drool! The size of the button and lightweight 38 grams will make this pipe a great clincher! Hope you guys like it as much as I do already. Man I can't wait till I get home next Thursday!

    The dimensions are as follows;
    5.56" length
    1.95" height
    .81" width tobacco chamber
    1.45" depth of tobacco chamber
    38 grams








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  2. uberam3rica

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    That thing has some damn good . I love the rosewood extension too.

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
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    Gorgeous! - bp

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    wish all my pipes where as "flawed" as that one

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    Wow! Now THIS is a serious pipe! The shape follows the grain perfectly and the button work is superb!

    It's amazing what what one gifted artisan can make by hand. Who needs a factory?

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    wish all my pipes where as "flawed" as that one

    It's amazing what what one gifted artisan can make by hand. Who needs a factory?

    Yep, I totally agree guys!

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    Wow indeed...very nice...congrats and enjoy.

    Superb work Lonestar.

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    Thank you thank you thank you everyone I am so glad you like it !

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    This is one fantastic pipe! WTG, Ryan and congratulations, Chris on your beautiful new pipe!

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    Ryan, it's a work of art, I smoke my Canadian once a week, it's my Nitecap pipe and never fails that I experience flavors with that pipe that I don"t with others, in other words it just doesn "t make smoke, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The old cajun

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    That's a real beauty man. You guys are not nice to those of us with bad PAD.

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    I really like this pipe. Great score.

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    Chris, beautiful beautiful pipe! Kudos to Lonestar on the craftsmanship. I hope you enjoy many fine smokes with it.

    BLACKBLOODs for life...just please keep making Black House!
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    I've been staring at this one and am mesmerized. Is that an inlay in the transition between stem and shank? what is it?

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    Gorgeous; many happy pipes with it.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    That billiard has beautiful lines. As nice as I have seen in a while! Lone star, great job!!!!

    Proud member of the Blackblood Society.
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    I've been staring at this one and am mesmerized. Is that an inlay in the transition between stem and shank? what is it?

    I am not sure how those extensions are done. Maybe if Lonestar see's the thread he can clarify it for us or if anyone else know's please share. I know they are very pretty and see them on a lot of artisan stems but never thought to ask how they are made.

    Thanks for the kind comments guys!

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    Wow! Congrats. Great work lonestar.

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    Peckinpah, in this case the extension is part of the stem. No magic to it , just very precisely fitting together 3 seperate pieces. Basically a very long tenon is turned and then a ring of rosewood burl and a smaller ring of cumberland are fitted to the tenon. The hardest part is making it look like magic.
    I probably do some type of exotic wood accent on about 70% of the pipes I make.
    I don't have pictures of the process but I can snap some pics for you the next time I do one.

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    WOW!

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    That is one gorgeous pipe!

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    Niiice!! Congrats gwtwdbss!

    "Be seeing you"


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    That is one gorgeous pipe!!!!!

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    Very nice Chris! 'tis a beauty!

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    That is a beauty for sure. Congrats on your new pipe Chris, I hope it is a great smoker for you.

    Harris
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    Beautiful pipe !! Well done !!

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    Beautiful pipe. What are you gonna break her in with?

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    Very nice, hope she smokes well and lasts a lifetime.

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  29. gwtwdbss

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    Beautiful pipe. What are you gonna break her in with?

    I like to break in a new pipe with something cool burning so I will start with some Wessex Burley Broad Cut that Roth is sending me.

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    A lovely pipe, Chris. You will treasure that burner for years to come.

    Fnord

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    Now, that is a beautiful pipe. Talk about turning a simple shape into something extraordinary.

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  32. samcoffeeman

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    Great pipe. I've heard of Ryan/Lonestar, does he have a website? Found it, Ryan Alden pipes. I guess he is doing commission work since he doesn't have any available pipes.

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    I am sure the question on everyone mind tonight is how does she smoke? Well I am happy to say she smokes wonderfully. The pipe provides a nice dry smoke and is super light. The Cumberland bit is very comfortable to clinch. it's a keeper!

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    Chris, that's a stunning pipe. It's got clean, subtle lines, yet exhibits very sophisticated cues, exceptional grain and a perfectly cut cumberland stem. As good as it gets!

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    Wow

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    very nice

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    You forgot to tell us what your smoking out of that fine pipe!

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    Wow I need to hire you for my photographs Looks good ! Glad you like.

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    I need to hire you for my photographs

    Those photos really look great. Man that pipe is simply gorgeous—a work of art.

    Lonestar you do amazing work.

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    That son of a bitch sure makes some outstanding looking pipes doesn't he?

    One day lonestar... I'm gonna have you make something crazy for me... One day.

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    Freaking beautiful Look out Rad!!!

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    Chris, glad to hear it is smoking well for you.

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    You forgot to tell us what your smoking out of that fine pipe!

    For now, just Carter Hall and Wessex Burley Broad Cut. I am a firm believer in smoking a cool burning tobacco for the first dozen bowls or so. I don't buy new pipes for English anymore and since VA's burn a bit hotter I want a little bit of cake in my new pipes before I enjoy a nice VA in them.

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    Very nice pipe you have there.He does some very nice work.

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    It's beautiful!

    A smile will always keep them guessing.
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    Look out Rad!!!

    Hahaha ! I was talking to him last week, he didnt seem too worried
    Thanks guys.

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    I am a firm believer in smoking a cool burning tobacco for the first dozen bowls or so

    Good call !

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    I've met Ryan lonestar and I've said it before, but buy one now before he gets famous and you can't afford one. His pipes are extraordinary, and look better in person than the photos. A real artist.

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    There's only one word for that pipe, well actually there are many, but the one I think is best is elegant. It's beautiful lines and harmonious colors just exude an understated elegance.

    "Each of you be a light unto yourself; betake yourself to no external refuge. Hold fast to the Truth. Look not for refuge to anyone beside yourself." -The Buddha
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    I love the inlay in that stem/tenon. It is truly beautiful

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    That is a very pretty pipe. I love the grain on it! Hope you two have many happy smokes together!

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