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  1. frankmc

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    Hello to all, I am 42 and from Indiana. Just started smoking a pipe about 3 months ago, and enjoy it very much. I like others have done searches and wind up to this site, so thought I would join. I have learned so much here already and hope to enjoy my pipes for yrs to come. Started with a cheap corncob, very quickly bought a Briar, now I have two of them and looking to buy my third. I hope to get to know a few of you here.

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    Welcome Frank!
    Don't be shy.
    Dive right in.
    We all look forward to your comments, questions, and pictures... (For Hobie1dog )

    Welcome aboard!


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    Hey all!

    Been a long time reader and just registered.

    32y/o and been smoking pipes since 2008. I still have my first unopened tin! (G. L. Pease Maltese Falcon) I figure it would be a special occasion tin when I reach 50years old. Not sure it will hold up well.

    Any ways, I been on and off a few forums as yellowgoat. A name I used when I had a yellow GTO. Now I live in Vegas so... yeah. Thats why my user name is what it is here today.

    So, yup!

    Cheers!!

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  4. frankmc

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    Ok being new here I have a question. In the book review area, does it have to be a book on pipes? Or is it open to any book I would like to post a review on? I have several I have read and would like to share with others.

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    Welcome to the newest members.

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    Hey guys. I am in Georgia, but originally from the Bahamas. I've been smoking cigars for about eight years. During that time I have rubbed shoulders with many within the cigar industry which sped up my learn process greatly ... so cigars I know. When it comes to pipes and pipe tobacco I am as green as can be. I still love cigars, but from what I can see pipes seem to be just as enjoyable and more cost effective.

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    Hey! I'm 20 from Missouri, and just started smoking a pipe this week, and wasn't planning on joining any forums for a while. However, during my pipe research, I kept finding the best answers on this site, so I figured I'd go ahead and join! I'm in a small town that only has a small head shop and a Discount Smoke Shop (mainly for cigarette smokers, of course), but between those two and amazon.com, I think I'm set for the basics.
    As my profile says, I've started off with a $30 briar pipe and Middleton's Cherry Blend, though I'm about to buy a corncob and a briar pipe from amazon.com, and recently bought a pouch of Prince Albert.
    Oh, and I used to be a cigarette smoker, but only very casually (a couple every few months).
    I'll go ahead and stop here before I ramble on forever. haha
    Ask if you have any questions, and I'll do the same! Not sure how active I'll be, as I tend to be pretty sporadic as far as forum posting goes, but I guess we'll see! ^_^

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    Hello all, I'm new to the site as well.

    I'm 25 and have been smoking for the past few years.

    I don't have a particular blend I am partial to, I enjoy both English and aromatics.

    A Savinelli is my pipe of choice

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  9. hobie1dog

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    welcome to the forum all you newbies...glad you found the place.

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    Welcome new members! Jump right into the conversations (and review any book you'd like, frank), you'll find this to be a very warm and welcoming community, no pressures, and a treasure trove of information, friendly advice, and occasionally good-natured debate. Spend some time acquainting yourself with the forum threads via the search (it's wonky though, so be forewarned) to see all the recurring topics that have been addressed frequently (aging & storage, care & maintenance, etc.), as well as the feature articles by Bob to the left. For good ideas about what to smoke, our constant "What are you smoking?" thread and the sister site, Luxury Tobacco Reviews, are a great start. For cigar aficionados you can also check out another sister site (big family!), Cigar Chronicles.

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    Hey guys, I'm a 32 year old pipe smoker from East Texas. I'd like to find some other smokers around here to eventually start a club. We'll see I guess.

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    Hello,

    It's been a few weeks since I signed up, so it's about time I joined the introduction round too. I live in The Netherlands and I smoked my first pipe about twelve years ago. A few years later the lure of cigarettes got the better of me, but now I've dug up a few of my favourite pipes again (the cigarettes are definitely on their way out). I joined this forum for several reasons. Pipesmokers are always threatened by tobacco legislation and united, if only in a forum, we're stronger. Discovering new information and sharing experience is another reason, but I also need to clear out the remnants of my PAD (see under Gregory Pease). It hit me quite badly back then, so I'm sitting on well over a hundred pipes that have never seen a flame and most of which I'll never smoke. Not because I don't like them, but the ones I use now will see me through for the rest of my natural life expectancy. Better try and make someone else happy, so I'll try posting a list in the appropriate forum within the next few days. It's an assorted lot from Baldi and Savinelli to Stanwell and Jensen via Dunhill and Ashton, and from run-of-the mill to POY and triple A straight grains.

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    Very nice forum! Although I firt puffed a pipe in 1993, when living in England, I've just started seriously smoking a pipe for about one year. Actually, not that seriously, as pipe smoking is maily about relaxing...

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    Hello all, my name is Rick. I'm extremely new to pipe smoking(not even a month yet) so there is still a hell of a lot for me to learn, and learing I am. I've been reading about pipes heavily the last couple weeks to train and gain as much knowledge I can about it. I'm 29 amd live in southeast Ohio. Unfortunatly I don't know anyone locally that smokes a pipe and we don't have any tobacconists around here....so I'm kinda flying solo on this one. The only kind of smoking shop in our area is a chain of stores(localized chain I believe) called 'Smoker Friendly' and it has become abundantly clear that even after just a few short weeks, I already know more about pipe smoking that all 3 of the stores in my area. So I'm sure I will have loads of questions for any and everyone here as I try to further understand the art of pipe smoking. And as you can probably tell, I can be very long winded at times so I'm going to leave it at that. Great to be here and I look forward to meeting new people and learing about pipe smoking. Cheers.

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    Hi everyone. My screen name is Lawrence but, my real name is Pstlpkr... I don't post too often, I mostly lurk. I only have about 6,360 posts. Thought it about time I introduced myself.
    I'm kind of new to pipe smoking, when compared to my Dad. I've only been smoking a pipe for.... oh 35 years of so... Like most new members I'm a little shy. But, my shrink told me to have a martini, and a bowl of 1Q, and I should have no trouble coming out of my shell.

    When I figure this picture thing out, I'll post a picture of my twin brother... He looks a little like Lee Van Cleef, or is it me that looks like Lee Van Cleef's twin brother... Never can keep that straight.
    Oh well... Howdy!

    Seriously though.... Looks like a fine crop of New Members!
    Welcome aboard one and all.
    Don't be shy. Dive right in.
    We love answering questions, providing our 2 cents, poking a little fun.
    We have Doctor, Lawyers, Morticians, Priests, Retiered Military, Housewives, Brits, Italians, Greeks, South Africans, Brazilians, Americans, Danes, even one member from the Marshall Islands, and many more.

    We never ridicule a new pipe smoker's questions about our noble past time, because we were all new to pipes once upon a time. And, if we can provide some advice that will save the new piper a bit of difficulty, and enhance their pipe smoking experience then that is great!

    Welcome to fraternity!
    Don't forget to accept those Friendship Requests!

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    Hello All -- New Here. Been a fan of the site for awhile but needed to join so I could rant about some recent events....look for my topic "Pipe Smoking Discrimination" (I'll put it in Legislature, but it's not technically a legal matter, but seems most appropriate location)

    Going to post now....

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  17. hobie1dog

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    Great to have all the new members....welcome guys.

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    Hi!

    My name is Martin, posting under my nickname of LoxJox and I`m a new member here! A new pipe smoker also, having been nagged into submission to give up cigarettes, I already have no idea why I went down that route in the first place! The new(?) Dunhill mixtures hooked me on my growing pipe collection, although currently, I cannot get enough Galwith and Hogwarths Latakia blend.(I assume its theirs, its sold loose).
    Anyway.

    Hi to all

    LX

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    Welcome aboard, Loxjox!

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    Welcome Martin to the forum

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    HELLO ALL,
    I am 31, have been smoking pipes off and on sense I was about 20 years old. When I came back from Iraq in 2005 my wife bought me a petersons system 303. It has been my favorite ever since. I am currently being medically retired from the army, and have had a lot of time on my hands, so fly tying has increased and so has my interest in my pipe. I just kinda stumbled across this site and have much enjoyed reading the articles and forums. It has been very educational and relaxing for me. Thank you for the oportunity to be a part of this site.

    God loves the Infantry!
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    Welcome aboard!

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    Welcome Irish2fish,
    When you said that you tied flies, an absurd question went through my mind...
    "How does he get them to hold still long enough to tie them up?"

    We're glad to have you aboard!

    And most importantly:
    Thank you for your service to our Country, my family, and me.

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    KC here from the great SW desert. 45 yrs old and smoked a pipe in the late 80's to quite smoking cigs. Didn't work then and quit the pipe instead. Let the cigs go for good two yrs ago and picked up the pipe again a few months back. Don't really know how I got here, but glad I did. Good meeting y'all.

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    welcome to the forum guys...and lets see some pics of those flies you have been tying...we have a Dedicated Fishing Thread too.

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    Hello my name is Blyth and I am 27 years old; I am new to pipe smoking and the community it is involved with. I have decided to start smoking a pipe for many reasons; two of which after research it is healthier than cigarettes which I am still smoking and the fact that my unlce as smoked a pipe for as long as I can remember.

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    Welcome to the forum

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    I am always amazed at how may new members appear here and from where they are from. Welcome one and all of the newest members. We'd like to see your posts, pics and any questions you have. The only stupid question is the unasked one.

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    Hi All
    I copied some of this from another forum I joined. Same story and too lazy to write the same thing twice. Minnesota here. Been lurking for about a month. Have always enjoyed the smell when others are smoking a pipe. Started smoking a MM cob pipe with some bulk tobaccos from a great B&M in Minneapolis called Golden Leaf. I picked the clerks brain and he was very helpful to this newbie. Picked up an ounce of three tobaccos he recommended for a starter. A couple english blends, Bog Oak, Harvey's Hallows and an aromatic called Powderhorn. Were all good but Powderhorn was my favorite.
    I then ordered a Chuchwarden from Luna pipes online and have been breaking that in. Ordered the Middle Earth sampler from Just For Him. Treebeard has been my favorite pick so far from those.
    Have been smoking my Luna pipe at our MN Renaissance Fesitival and getting some nice compliments on the pipe and the tobacco. I then lost it there 2 weekends ago. That sucked. My fault though.
    Just received a tin of Penzance. Also received Lane Q1 and BCA. Mixed 50/50 I think it is my favorite so far.
    Best of all I purchased a couple pipes from Lonestar. Can't wait till they arrive.

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    Aha! Another Lazy Pipe Smoker! Welcome to the Forum Sir. And if Lawrence sees that you have mispelt 1Q...Q1 lol.. Well I don't know WHAT he'll do.

    Welcome all yee new members!

    May the smoke from your pipe never cease,
    May caution be yee last thought,
    And may seaguls never poop on the Pirate ship yee rode in on. Argh.

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    Welcome to the latest bunch of pipe brethren! This is a great forum and website.

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    Welcome to all our newest members!

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    Hey everyone. Was referred here by Mr. markw4mms. I've been posting on tampandpuff.com for a few weeks now, figured id broaden my horizons. Im 24, and about a 1 month old pipe smoker. Expect questions and amateur insight!

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    Welcome aboard Dylan793.
    We're glad to have you!
    Don't be shy.
    We'd love to offer up our tuppence for your consumption.

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    Hi all.Smoking a GBD full bent with some Accountants Mixture at this time.Been quietly reading your blogs & thought might as well join in the fun!

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    Hello all Just saying hi for the first time here. I hope to learn a lot as I still consider myself fairly unskilled and new at this after five or so years. At the moment my favorite is a Kaywoodie oom-paul I restored off of eBay for $5. So again Hi everyone

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    Hi everyone,
    I haven't smoked for many years, but a I just started again because I'm always looking for another way to relax.
    I'm hoping to get a lot of tips on the hobby here.

    Hey pstlpkr, I think I look more like you than you do!

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    Why didn't my avatar show up?

    Got it, thanks for the help, Bob.

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    Hello everyone. My name is Michael. I just started pipe smoking in August of this year. I will most likely have a lot of "noobish" questions for everyone- I hope you don't mind too much!

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    Hello all,

    New to the world of pipe smoking so of course i did some interweb research and I landed here, thanks for all the info and friendliness. I have one pipe that seems to cheap "Czech" pipe that I inherited from a friend and I enjoyed smoking it so much that it seemed only logical that I would like to have a better pipe so I talked the boss (wife) into getting a nice burl and WOW i am hooked! I bought some tobacco (norseman, redcake)from the local shop and im having a hard time keeping it off my lips. Looking forward to reading and learning.

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    Hey all ... I am a new pipe smoker, I have smoke cigarettes for a long time but just recently found out how much I enjoy pipes! I look forward to learning lots here!

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    I hope this doesn't seem too wordy for a first post. I'm an old guy, and my history with all kinda tobacco consumption goes back to the 70's. I've been a constant cigarette smoker but have tried pipe, cigars, chaw, dip and pouch tobacco over the years. This time I'm determined to replace cigarettes altogether with a pipe. I've been scouring the internet, including this forum, and looking for advise on making the hobby as pleasurable as possible. I intend to make it so enjoyable to smoke a pipe I wouldn't want a cigarette in my mouth, and so far it's working. I'm smoking both now, but fewer and fewer cigarettes, and my goal is to be cigarette free by end of month.

    In the past all i knew were grabows and convenience store tobacco like half and half, capt black, amphora, so on. now thanks to you guys I've got a new stanwell and a couple corncobs, and a batch of boswell samples to go through. Next time around I'll be looking into ordering a bunch of flake samplings.

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  43. sergemoat

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    Hello everyone,

    Started pipe smoking around 2006 not very seriously, stopped for a while and now I'm back and hoping to discover what I've missed out on.

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  44. hobie1dog

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    welcome to the forum guys....and good luck with getting rid of those cancer sticks and the 499 chemicals in them...hydrogen cyanide, ammonia, formaldehyde, etc.

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    Welcome all!

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    Welcome to everyone who has joined since the last time I said Hi.

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    Hey all, I can't remember if I made a post here or not. Just started smoking a corn cob pipe I found at a corner store for like 15 bucks. I ended up really enjoying it and now I am going to actually learn a little about all this fine smoking.

    I know I have a crappy pipe and crappy tobacco to start with, but I had to start some where. Here's to a good smoke and many more to come.

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    Welcome adamdufresne. And be careful around here when you call cobs "crappy"...them's fightin words for some people on this forum

    No, my name is spelled 'Luxury Yacht' but it's actually pronounced 'Throatwobbler Mangrove'.
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    Hello there,
    Just thought I'd briefly introduce myself. I'm a 20 year old university student living in Birmingham (United Kingdom) and just this Friday my first pipe arrived. I decided to get myself a Peterson Aran 68. On Saturday I went to my local tobacconists in Solihull and picked myself up a Cherry and vanilla aromatic. I'm obviously very new to the hobby and already much prefer my pipe to cigarettes, I'm actually hoping to drop cigarettes altogether now!
    Any way, I apologise for the ranting/drawn out storytelling.
    It's nice to meet you and I hope you're all well,
    mrl

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    Hello Gentlemen, good morning to all of you.
    My name is Francisco Garcia and I am from Yuma, Az. I am 23 years old and I'm getting started smoking pipe, Actually I have never done it. Last week I received my corn pipe, i did not want to spent a lot of money on something that maybe I'm not going to stick to. I would like some recommendations for my first tobacco purchase. any recommendations?
    I hope I can learn from you guys and to make some friends here in the forum.

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  51. spartan

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    Welcome to the forums everyone! Wow that's a lot of new members in the last few days. Amazing.

    @fco88
    A lot of the new pipers seem to start off with drug store blends that can be found most anywhere including grocery stores behind the cigar glass. I would find a local tobacco shop that sells pipes (if that's possible) and get to talking to the guy behind the counter an hopefully he smokes a pipe and hopefully knows what he hell he's talking about.

    If that doesn't work then there are plenty threads on this site to get you started. Happy Searching and Happy Smoking all!

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    Hi from Spain,
    All life cigar and cigarettes smoker and intermittent with pipes I hope this time will be permanent, although my technique isn't any good, will try with corn cobs and Falcons as they look easier to smoke with.

    Cheers everyone

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    Hello all. I signed up a few days ago and I've finally had chance to make my first post (wooo). To give you a little background, I've been smoking cigars for a while now and absolutely love them but I recently decided to give pipes a shot as they make a bit of a cheaper every day smoke. I had bought my first pipe (a cheap Civic Co briar from Green's of Leeds) just over a month ago and I'm hooked! It took me a while to get the hang of it but I'm getting through full bowls with few relights now (the challenge was part of the fun at first). So far I've tried MacBaren scottish mixture, Rattray's bagpiper's dream, a couple of others given to me by a pipe enthusiast, but I'm not sure what they are, and I've just had my first twist (Gawith Hoggarth sweet rum) which I enjoyed a lot. The chap who gave me the tobacco also gave me a couple of pipes - a cheap, but broken in Stonehaven briar and a fancy looking swiss made thing that I'll post pictures of at some point. ...so there we have it. I look forward to getting to know everyone and hopefully learning a thing or two about my new favourite hobby.

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  54. sixtyten

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    Hello all

    I smoked a pipe for a short time around 2003 along with cigars. I found a Meerschaum corncob pipe the other day in a store as a novelty item. I did a Google search and found that its a decent pipe. I picked a 1-Q blend today and plan on trying it out. I still have my other pipe which is an Alpha Omega. I thought the corncob pipe was pretty small for a quick smoke outside or in the garage. Plus... I need something to help me relax and I thought smoking a pipe this fall sounded perfect.

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  55. oldmaus

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    Welcome to a great forum guys!

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    Hi, James Gregory from Claremont, Ontario here (for some reason the site won't let me change my country to Canada from the USA but it's not a big deal). Like a lot of people here I'm trying to quit the cigarettes, I'm not a big smoker, prob' four or five a day but I'm just tired of them really. I enjoy a cigar but have champagne taste and beer money so I thought a pipe might be a nice alternative. There's a great tobacconist in Unionville (The Cigar Bodega) and I bought a Brigham pipe and some gentle "starters" tobacco. Slowly getting the hang of things. Looking forward to learning more about pipes, the various tobaccos and everyone here.

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  57. ace57

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    A BIG welcome to You all.

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    Hello all, name is Di (Dianne) from Australia. Not sure what came over me, but have taken up smoking a pipe in my 52nd year, namely, a couple of days ago, so a completely raw beginner.

    Have been researching like a woman possessed, in between engaging in a buying frenzy on eBay - have managed to get English, French, Italian, USA models ... all purchased based on their prettiness and/or femininity. I know that'll have many of you slapping foreheads and gnashing teeth, but if I don't think it's pretty, I won't be putting it to my mouth!

    At this point, the only pipe I've puffed is a new Fimo covered super funky Meerschaum containing Borukum Riff - how very plebian of me Can't wait until my 15 or so pretties arrive so I can get super serious. Oh, and I've bought every tool and accessory known to man too .... no, I'm not the least bit excessive compulsive

    Cheers Di

    Stats: Female "Proud Pretty Pipe" Smoker, lover of all things aromatic, especially mens' armpits!
    Technophobic fool who can't work out how to invite friends, so if you want to be mates with moi, you'll need to do the legwork involved, but only if you have a great SOH and don't dump on others!
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  59. hobie1dog

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    Welcome to the new members. Please post lots of pics for us.

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  60. swilly

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    Hey hey hey, hello from China. Well, I'm actually from Illinois, but I'm taking a year off from college to pursue some acting at a film academy in Beijing. I've always been interested in smoking cigars/pipes. I started out with a handful of cigars, but I found that I didn't really enjoy the smell or taste. Why did I start with cigars? To start with one or two cigars seemed pretty inexpensive, and I initially looked at pipe-smoking as being too much of a commitment(ofc I found out that pipes have a more expensive initial cost, but in the long run, unless you're buying Tokutomi pipes whenever they come out, it's more "affordable").

    There's a place in Beijing called 后海, and near there, there is a street called 烟袋斜街, which, according to google translate, means Pipe Byway. It was called this because the street is somewhat shaped like a pipe, and in the olden days, there were a ton of pipe shops too. I was walking on this street when I noticed some pipe stores. My interest in smoking rekindled (hah, pun not intended), I checked the place out. Several weeks later, I went in and bought some generic cheapie rosewood bulldog for 95RMB and some MacBaren Vanilla Choice and Borkum Riff Honey and Orange. Anyway, I wasn't quite content with just one pipe, and not even a briar at that, so about two weeks after getting that bulldog, I went back and got a Savinelli Rusticated Tortuga 127, which is a much better smoker than the bulldog. Well, that may be because I used a different tobacco in the Sav...

    Enough with that, let me finish my introduction! This all started earlier this October, and let me say, smoking is a LOT easier here in China than I imagine it'll be when I go back to the states. I hope to read a lot of interesting posts, post some good questions, and contribute to this forum (if this internet allows me -- for some reason pipesmagazine is loads unbearably slow).

    Happy Smoking!
    -Swilly

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    Welcome to all of the new members !!!! You have found a fantastic forum, don't hesitate to post away !

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  62. spartan

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    Some VERY cool stories and very interesting new members! I can't wait for some posts from an American in China! Or from the obsessed Austrialian!

    And not to worry JimboGregs, many of us "have champagne taste and beer money" and it doesn't stop us from enjoying the finer things in life!

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    I'd like to extend a Welcome to our new Lady members. (albeit belated)
    There is Dianne (Di) Aussielass, and just in the last few hours Jennifer thejen57, and a few others over the last couple of weeks.
    I think this is absolutely fabulous!

    We're glad to have all of you Fairer members.
    Please don't be shy. Dive right in. The water's fine.

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  64. 73mountaineer

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    Hello to all of you from sunny Birmingham, Alabama! I have been a pretty serious cigar smoker for a while and just recently decided to branch out into the world of pipe smoking. So, as a complete newb to pipes, I stumbled upon this site, and well, here I am. Much to learn!

    Best regards,
    Steve

    - Steve | Montani Semper Liberi |
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    Glad to have you here "neighbor"!
    Literally; 73mountaineer only lives about 15 minutes from the house-20.
    Don't be shy.
    Just dive right in!

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  66. thejen57

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    Hello everyone,
    I am a newbie, smoked my first pipe in September of this year. I love the smell of a pipe and thought I should experience it with all my senses. So, I bought a couple of corn cob pipes and a friend gave me some tinned CAO tobacco. Six weeks later, I have a shelf of tobaccos and I have purchased a Nording, Savinelli, Aldo Velani and I have a Hardcastle and a Lord Davenport coming in the mail from ebay.

    I found this website while researching the Lord Davenport. I have not found much about the pipe except the old Lord Davenport ad but I think this website is the best!

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  67. chops

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    Hello Everyone! I am brand-new to the pipe smoking world. I live in the Lower Hudson Valley of NY and have never been a smoker until recently (I am approaching my 'middle years'). I have only dabbled a little in cigars and decided to try a pipe. I bought a corncob and some tobacco from a local shop. Turns out I love it.
    I am curious about buying a more 'advanced' pipe but there are so many choices I honestly don't know where to begin. I don't smoke often (2 ounces of tobacco is lasting a long time) so a pipe purchase would be a serious one. Any suggestions are appreciated. Glad to be here.

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  68. judcole

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    Welcome to everyone who posted since the last time I popped in.

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  69. strugglingthinker

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    Good Evening, Friends. I'd just like to introduce myself. My name is James. Several years ago, I inherited a rather large pipe collection and am only now able to attend to pipe smoking with the attention it deserves. I wanted to officially join this community because, any time I search for a (good) answer to a rather specific question, the best answer always seems to be found here. Therefore, it is my hope that some humble offering from me could also help someone else.

    I am open to many types of tobacco, but currently have preference for "American-English" blends. I find that I tend to gravitate to blends that contain at least some burley. Finally, although I own and smoke pipes of all kinds, I am an active proponent of Falcon.

    In the near future, I would like I find out more about flake tobaccos. Peace to you all.

    - A Struggling Thinker

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  70. pipeninjamaster

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    Hello all! My hubby (Paul the pipe ninja) finally convinced me to join, so here I am.

    I started smoking a pipe when I was about 20ish, when I found one of my grandpop's old pipes. It was a doozy of learning curve, but I eventually got the hang of it.

    Look forward to chatting with all of ya.

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