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  1. profpar

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    Welcome peteguy

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  2. lifeon2

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    I guess I cant really say I'm new since I bought my first pipe about 12 years ago. It was just an off the rack pipe the only marking on it are the words big pipe. At any rate I set it down and didnt really get back to pipes until about a year ago. I picked up 4 pipes at an estate sale for a dollar apiece turns out I got a yelo bole 2 kaywoodies and a medico. I picked them up on a whim and havent put them down yet. I havent tried many tobaccos either. I bought a can of captain black white, it smelled good and I like it so I havent wandered to far afield.

    You may call me "HerrDoctor"
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    Hi all,

    Greetings from Jakarta, Indonesia.
    Been a lurker in this amazing forum for a while, (since 2008 actually) but i decided to join this forum after i experience several amazing coincidences that kinda tells me that perhaps the universe did approve me enjoying my pipe. Hahaha.

    One of this coincidence is the fact that i managed to acquire 2 Dunhill's in a flea market in Jakarta.
    Mind you that pipe smoking is not our culture here (being a tobacco growing country, hell yeah we do smoke! but not pipe!) so the chance of finding an estate Dunhill is well-virtually impossible. [:puffy:]

    Well, that's my brief intros

    Have a lovely puffs [:-)]

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm not really much of a forum guy. I prefer irc but after nosing around for the past few weeks i figured its time i gave forums another go.

    I started smoking a pipe originally a few years back but i was trying to quit cigarettes at the same time.
    It didnt quite work out.So i had to quite everything first and i restarted in august 2011.

    My spelling and grammar isn't that great so im throwing out fair warning in advance

    anyway its nice to be here and thankyou to those who have befriended me already.

    Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice. Pull down your pants, and slide on the ice.
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    Welcome aboard all new members!

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    Hey Everyone,

    Been browsing this forum for a few weeks and decided to join. I just picked up a pipe last month and have only smoked it once so far. However I am very interested in learning about the hobby. I live in a rural town in a small province of Canada, so I will probably end up getting all my tobacco and supplies online from the US, as there are no local "real" tobacco shops. I just purchased an estate pipe off ebay and am excited to get it and start the restoration project.

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    Hello everyone!

    I've been smoking pipes for about two years now. A culture in and of itself, it's also a hobby I've come to love greatly. In this short amount of time I've been fortunate enough to experience pipes of all makes and materials, although my favorite is your typical briar (recently I've purchased my first Meerschaum, and loving that a great deal, as well). I've visited this site many times in recent months and, with the lack of anyone to share my favorite hobby with, I've decided to finally make an account here.

    Happy smoking,
    -cajunguy

    "It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black." - Nigel Tufnel, Spinal Tap
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    hello people! this is my very first forum. been looking at the site for about a year, been smoking about two years. so sorry in advance for all the mistakes i might make looking around and figuring out everything. I've never participated in a forum despite being online since the 80's

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    Hello all, I have been smoking pipes for 10 years or so on and off but only have 6 or so pipes and only tried 10 aro's and mild english blends. I am now full time pipe smoker( my favorite cigars are getting too expensive), glad i held on to my pipes.

    Cheers to all.

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    Hi I'm Chris M. Carden "alapiper" from alt.smokers.pipes and the irc channel from the late 90's. I left the pipe scene in 2004 due to some personal family stuff and now I'm re-emerging to the briar scene. I smoke Petersons primarily. . .I smoke 965, the Briary's English Aromatic (Birminhgam AL), EMP, and I still love 1Q.

    I'm the Interim Chief of Police in Sylacauga Alabama, and I have been smoking pipes since about 1995.

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    Hello one and all,

    I've been browsing the forum for a bit and decided to take the plunge and join. Looking forward to all the pipe and tobacco related discussion we surely will have!

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    Hello the name is Mike. Home is North Central Ohio and I am 41. Occasional pipe smoker for just over 20 years. The last pipe smoker I knew was my barber and he is no longer with us. I stumbled upon this site just browsing the web about a year ago and was happy to see pipes are still appreciated and by younger people too. The quality of this site is top notch and I am proud to now be a member. Although generally a man of few words I'll try to contribute once in a while.

    Other hobbies include motorcycles, bicycles/fitness, camping, shooting sports, amateur radio(W8MDE), collecting antique glass telegraph insulators, history, reading, blogging.

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    Hi guys! I'm new to this forum but not new to tobacco forums - I've just been looking for somewhere with more of a focus on pipes than cigars, and this seemed like a great place!

    I'm 31, live in the wilds of northwestern PA, am married with no kids, etc etc etc. I'm really not all that interesting - I like good food & drink, football and futbol, reading, cinema, music, and I enjoy target practice with my handguns. Pretty simple.

    I've really gotten bit by the TAD and PAD bug as my interest has shifted to pipe tobacco (and nasal snuff) with cigars being only a once-in-a-while treat. Part of this was spurred on by my job... I work at a tobacconist (yes, yes I do, and it's wonderful!) and it's much easier to put a pipe down to help around the shop, then come back to it later, than it is to do the same with a cigar. Doing so has really started a fire that's burning a lot stronger than I initially thought it would. I've fallen head over heels, I guess!

    I have a bunch of pipes but three standouts: I just received a custom pipe from Dave McCarter, it's absolutely the nicest pipe in my stable. Next to that I have an Erik Nording Freehand that I really enjoy smoking, and a simple GBD Virgin estate that was unassuming at first but a very welcomed addition because of how well it smokes. I enjoy a bunch of different tobaccos but I've been trying to scale down to focus on just certain ones (it's not really working). Some of my favorites are (in no order): Anniversary Kake, Lancer's Slices, SPC Plum Pudding, Red Raparree, Irish Flake, Penzance, Wilderness, Full Virginia Flake, Ennerdale Flake, Black House, Irish Oak, Kingfisher, Escudo, Nightcap, Hamborger Veermaster, Marlin Flake, Stonehaven and pretty much ALL of the GLP blends. Yeah, it's a long list.

    Anyway, I look forward to digging into some of the many threads here. It'll take some time for me to get through them!

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    Greetings, Pipers!

    Some "get to know me" factiods:
    *I've smoked a pipe on and off for over 10 yrs. It's a seasonal thing with me.
    *My favorite pipe is my Neerup.
    *My favorite tobacco is Ten to Midnight by H&H.
    *I've been a member of the Capital District Pipe club for close to ten years.
    *I've gone to pipe shows in NY (our own), Newark, and a few I can't place now lol.
    *I ride my own Harley, it's a 2009 Harley Sportster 1200 Custom TRIKE

    ... and oh, yeah... I work for Habana Premium as their New Media Specialist and Web Dev. I may have taken your order if you phone your orders into PipesandCigars.com! It's not hard to find me, I'm always online in some manner, ready to answer questions and make sure that you all receive only the highest quality customer service!

    Thanks to Kevin for the warm welcome!

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    Greetings Smokinchick:

    Been in GA for nearly 20 years now, but I grew up around the capital district. Lived in Burnt Hills, Ballston Spa, Nikyuna, and Pattersonville (all reasonably close to Schenectady) did my grad work at RPI. How is everything up in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area?

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    Hello fellow smokers,

    I've been smoking pipes for a month or two and reading this forum almost daily since then; figured I might as well join up. My name's Robert from San Antonio,TX.

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    profpar said

    Been in GA for nearly 20 years now, but I grew up around the capital district. Lived in Burnt Hills, Ballston Spa, Nikyuna, and Pattersonville (all reasonably close to Schenectady) did my grad work at RPI. How is everything up in the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area?

    Nice to meet ya, profpar! We've been having unseasonably warm weather, and not a lot of snow at all, which makes me very happy! I'm hoping for an early spring because I have a new Harley Trike to ride, winters are so long here! How long is the riding season in GA?

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    Hello to all new members. It's good to have you join us.

    Know your limits but always push the envelope.

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    This place is jumping with new members..welcome to all

    Earth: The Insane Asylum of the Universe. Nowhere else could things be more messed up.

    Does a culture based on separation and competition, of scientific sophistication and mideval religion, offer happiness even as it ravishes the Earth that sustains it?
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    Hobie.. it sure is...

    Welcome all new members, especially sapper ! Another fellow Texan.

    "The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
    -"Sam Slick, the clockmaker" aka T.C.Haliburton
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    Hello all. I'm a cigar smoker for about eight years or so and about six weeks ago tried a pipe and really enjoyed it. I'm still getting used to the practice and exploring different tobacco types. Being used to the strength and flavor of cigars, it's definitely taking some adjusting to taste the flavors in pipe tobacco, and although I'm getting better, I'm still not there yet. But I'm definitely enjoying the journey!

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    Hey!
    I am new to pipe smoking last fall. Bought a churchwarden from macqueen for myself on my eighteenth and have been trying out a few different aromatics from Lewis Pipe and Tobacco in Minneapolis, where i live. Also picked up a few cigars on a recent class trip to the Dominican, some Romeo and Juliets and a few Cohibas. I enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, any outdoor stuff really. Really like a good espresso as well.

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    Welcome aboard new members. Happy to see our flock growing.

    Blowin' smoke since 1970.
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    New member and new pipe smoker from WV. Happy to be here and enjoying all the great info and discussion...

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    Hello everyone, just joined and already got some good information on a different thread. Currently hanging my hat here in Oklahoma getting to retire from the Navy here in about 9 months. I smoked cigarettes for 25 years, quit a year ago, dabbled around some in cigars, and bought myself a pipe about a week ago, liked it, and got my first real pipe in the mail today. I had no idea what I've been missing all this time. I look forward to the wealth of knowledge here.

    Thanks

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    Always great to see some more ex cig smokers join the way of the pipe! Don't be shy, dive right into any and all conversations. Ask every question and someone will surely point you in the right direction!

    Happy Smoking.

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    Hello everyone, new to the sight so i thought i would introduce myself. My name is Michael, i currently live in La Crosse Wisconsin, im 23 and just started smoking a pipe about 6 months ago! I've browsed the forums many times and have been amazed at the amount of knowledge I've learned from all the post I've looked into. Just bought my second pipe a couple of hours ago and was excited enough to finally join this wonderful sight!

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    Hello! My name is Gina and I just started smoking pipes a few months ago. Favorite so far is the churchwarden.

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    Welcome to all! This is a great place!

    @smokinchick: Queensbury/Glens Falls here! Hey neighbor!

    For whereas men of an older school, like myself, smoke for the pleasure of smoking...
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    Welcome aboard to all of our newest members!

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    @wildcat - Nice to see another 'local' on the board!

    A great big welcome to all of the new members!

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    Hey all welcome to the brotherhood

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    Hello. I'm DN, male, 46, from Rome, Italy. Regular pipe smoker since 2001 I mostly smoke latakya based mixtures rotating with absolutely no criterion in my more than 40 pipes. I look forward for new pipe pals in this huge forum I still have to explore. Ciao!

    PS: be patient with my english.....

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    My name is Gina and I just started smoking pipes in September 2011, but pipes have been a part of my life since childhood. I look forward to learning and discussing more about pipes!

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    Hello all. Im Mark from Blachard Oklahoma. Im a very new pipe smoke. A friend loaned me a book a while back and the main character was a pipe smoker.Then I watched "Its a wonerful life" this past holiday season and George Bailey smoked a pipe. Then I passed by a guy smoking a pipe and thought the smell was wonderful...my wife did too. I called her on it and she got me a pipe for our aniversory last month. Gotta say...I like it. Turns out a few guys at work were closet pipe smokers. Funny huh. Now we got us a little club going.

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    Greetings to everyone! I'm Mike From the mountains of North Carolina! Very happy to be here and I've
    enjoyed this site already!
    Looking forward to meeting you all and learning much from you! I've been smoking pipes for about 30 years
    but still like to talk about them and the many fine tobaccos we all can't live with out!

    "The nicer the pipe, the emptier my wallet"
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    Hi, my name is John.

    I live near Kansas City, and have been part of the Greater Kansas City Pipe Club, on and off, for over a decade.

    I mostly smoke Charatan's Make, Executives to Supremes, but I have a fair number of Perfections as well (after all, Dunhill made A perfect pipe. Uno. Ein. One. You don't have it, I don't either; but Charatan's Make is Perfection in Pipes!)

    I also have several, but not all, KC club pipes, and I have an Enricoro, from Enrico Marola by way of Sally Dees Gottliebson, The Pipe Tart.

    I've found my Arcadia: It's McClelland Anniversary.

    Smoke in peace!

    Smoke in Peace.
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    Hello everyone!

    My name is Chris, I'm from Winnipeg, MB Canada. I'm about as new to pipe smoking as I am to this forum. I've started small, but thanks to the good info I got from these forums, I've done a good restoration on the estate pipe I've acquired. This past weekend was unseasonably warm so I enjoyed the great outdoors while sampling my new pipes and a few recommended house blends from my local B&M. It's since dropped back down to regular freezing the balls off the brass monkey cold, so my smoking is on ice for the time being.

    So, this is what I have started with.
    A Ukrainian made Authors Bent pear wood pipe, with my new Czech tool and 25gr each of the local's blends of "Wolsely", "Paradise Found", and "Bengal Lancer"

    A Mastersen Burl Briar "Cut 29" Estate -- before

    and after


    The stem spent an hour in some Oxiclean, then got scrubbed with a magic eraser. I sterilized the stem with some Slivovitz (which smelled like the aromatics I purchased). Finally I waxed and buffed the stem and bowl with a foodgrade beeswax based wax. Worked great, and I enjoy the slightly satin matte of the stem.

    I look forward to many smokes and my time here as well.

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    howdy everyone Jaysin from Indiana here

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    Nice job on that pipe! Thanks for the pics!

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    Hello friends, I am a puffer from Denver, CO. I have been reading this forum as a lurker for sometime and could no longer resist the urge to participate.
    Have been a pipe lover since my senior year of highschool but recently in the last year got more fulltime about it ( ditched cigs the rest of the way )
    Look forward to talking with everyone,

    Go easy.

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    Welcome aboard to all of our newest members!

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    Hey guys, ive been a lurker for a while and figured it was time to join. I'm a senior in high school in Denver,Co. Ive always enjoyed the nicer,simpler things in life so pipe smoking seemed a good fit. I'm happy to be part of such a friendly community to help me learn some things, as I get a start in the hobby.

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    Welcome to all new members !

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    welcome to all the new members

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    Hello all, I've been lurking the forums here for a while now. I'm 21 and just recently switching from cigarettes to pipe. I have to say I really like the helpful fun culture here and am looking forward to learning all I can from this great site.

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    Hey and howdy to all new members! @cgrd: Nice job!!!!

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    Hi everyone, Jim from Chapin, SC. I've been a pipe smoker off and on for the past 20 years, but just recently started getting serious with it. I've always enjoyed it more than cigs, but it's never as convenient. I've decided to slowly ween myself off of the cigs, and eventually smoke the pipe regularly. I think I'm heading in the right direction, because the cigs are starting to taste bad, and make me yearn for a bowl.

    Anyways, cheers!

    "Within the dark communion of self-awareness, there lies a void called ego. An endless fusion of stillness and chaos, to bring its death can bring rebirth!" - Nevermore
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    Hi everyone,

    I'm Tom Gwilt from Conneaut (that's pronounced 'conn-eee-ott' with a slight accent on the first syllable) Ohio.

    Pretty new to the passion - only since Nov 2011. Found this site after buying some of GL Pease's blends and wanting to find out more about them. Since glp writes often, this is the place to be for that.

    I play classical guitar and just purchased a lute - for those of you who might not know, the lute was used in Queen Elizabeth's time, the Renaissance.

    Since I started late in life, I had the means to purchase what some consider higher end pipes. Whoop-de-doo. They are all good smokers, but I imagine there are pipes in the 50-60 dollar range that are just as good.

    My pipes:

    Pipa Croci Amica
    Savinelli Leonardo Da Vinci (5 of them)
    Dunhill, both older 1937, and newer, 2000. I have 9 Dunnies.
    2 JM Boswell pipes
    Tsuge Ikebana F grade
    Tyler Lane - 2 pipes, Sail and Irish Calabash
    Erik Nording - 2 pipes
    2 exquisitely hand carved Meerschaums - one in the likeness of J.S. Bach
    A Calabash (for show)
    Some I'm forgetting.

    While it's not an extensive collection with only slightly more than 30 pipes, it's enough for me.

    I love the GL Pease blends - all of them I've tried at least. My other tobacco favorites are mainly English blends and Latakia blends (who would have guessed ) such as Condor green, Frog Morton and company, Old Dog. I also really like Virginia blends.

    Looking forward to meeting all!

    Tom Gwilt

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    Morning gents,

    I'm from Norway, 18 years old and I am a total novice, but that will change. I just barely got into pipe smoking and the making of these beautiful little masterpieces. Here the other day I got my act together and bought some briar and some stems, and started my pipe adventure. It is a billiard pipe with an 8 cm stem, and it is going to be my first quality pipe. (I made one out of birch before this, not good looking) I'm still working on the briar pipe, trying to get the stem to fit snug. It is a whole lot of fun, I love making things and being creative.

    I will most likely post a picture of the pipe when I'm done.

    It's going to be great talking with you guys. I'm looking forward to use this site and forum good, I will learn a lot!

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  51. irishsmoker

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    Hello everyone! I have been smoking a pipe for about five years now. My grandpa and father smoked a pipe and I started smoking a pipe while I was in the army.

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." - Charles Lamb
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    Hello, all. I'm in Charleston, SC, and have been smoking pipes on and off for about 15 years. I recently got back into it after a long break, and the advice here has been invaluable. It honestly seems that there are a lot fewer B&M tobacconists than there used to be, and the ones that still are around mostly focus on cigars. It's been hard to find a good pipe shop, but this is the next best thing :).

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    Hello everyone, been lurking for a couple months. I smoked a pipe in my early 20's, put it down for 30 years, and am picking it back up. Cigar smoker too, enjoy full body sticks. Currently pipeless but looking to remedy that real soon. Never been in a hurry, looking and deciding is half the fun, but I can feel a real case of PAD developing. Uncle Arthur and TheSmokinDragon are tempting me badly. I look forward to what's to come.

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    Hello everybody,

    I’d like to say hi to everyone and tell you a bit about myself. I’m 47 years old and believe it or not I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life; seven years ago I started to smoke cigars on special occasions, then more frequently, and more recently I bought my first pipe.

    I usually smoke my pipes (ah, the collection is growing!) outdoors, whenever I go camping, or sitting on the roof of my house looking at the bay, either at sunset or when the moon is full; I also love smoking in the house while it’s raining, looking though the window, to combine the relaxing effect of the tobacco with that of the rain. I’ve realized that now I can discriminate between different sorts of tobacco and flavors more easily than six months ago; I have also realized that I am becoming addicted to both the nicotine and to the ritual of packing the pipe, smoking and cleaning it, buying a new pipe every now and then, etc. Addictions are supposed to be bad but for me, for my life such as it is now, pipe smoking has been a blessing.

    I have several briars (two churchwardens, an Oom Paul, a couple of straight pipes, a couple of bent ones), a brylon pipe, a maple pipe and a cherry wood one (two of my favorites: cheaper than briars but I love them), and I’m soon to try corncobs.

    So… this is me, I’ll be pestering y’all with tons of questions but I hope to be able to contribute with some answers too.

    Oudis

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    Hi im a 33 year old pipe smoker from the UK. I however do not smoke tobacco as i gave that up years ago, but recently decided that pipes were cool so started smoking herbal tobacco in a pipe! I bought a cheap 'basket' pipe, which was ok then bought a churchwarden because i thought the style suited my height....im 6ft 7 lol. I then bought another one because i loved the first one so much, and have now ordered a custom pipe. And theres my story, also as im on the younger end of the pipe smoking age bracket i found lots of info on youtube, including lots of great young guys talking about pipes and general good banter.

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  56. hobie1dog

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    Welcome to all the new members, and be sure to post up in the thread that shows you smoking your pipe...we like pictures on here.

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    Bonjour mes ami! I've been lurking this forum for a few weeks and finally decided to join. The community here is great! I'll eventually post my small but growing collection. I started with one small pipe my friend and I found while cleaning her garage. It belonged to her dad and I was amused by it so she gifted it to me. Now I'm up to 6 pipes. PAD is ready to develop! I look forward to sharing my pleasurable smoking experiences with you guys!

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    There are a LOT of new members lately! Holy Cow.

    Welcome one and all.

    BEAUTIFUL PICTURES Chris from Winnipeg! I look forward to more posts from YOU and more of those nice pictures!

    Sounds like we have some really talented new members who we can learn a lot from.

    Comment away guys n gals!

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  60. briarpipeboiler

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    That's better...

    Hello all.

    Joe from Louisville KY via East Central IN. Was actually born in Buffalo NY but grew up an IN kid. Moved to L'Ville in 00 starting my new career fresh out of West Lafayette and love it here.

    Started smoking pipes in 2008 and did so for about a year then put them away.

    Back into it now and I am a big fan of tronz dork-boarding so I thought I'd join a pipe forum for all my questions and to get current.

    Only have two pipes, both bought in 2008; Bjarne Freehand and a Sevanelli Hercules 619EX but I plan to buy at least three more very soon (and probably many more in the future). Here's some pics;

    See ya around!


    Boiler Up! > Burn 'em down!
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    New to the club stoping in to say hello to all. Im 30 from troy missouri. Anyone make it to the st charles missouri pipe show on the 18th. It was a great time. Bought some nice pipes and my wife even won the door prize i did not even get a chance to sign up since i was running around like a kid in a candy store. She won me 6 tins and 2 bundles of pipe cleaners. It was my first show but not my last.

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    Congrats on the door prize and welcome to the forums.

    I've yet to attend a pipe show. Still waiting for one to come close to San Antonio lol.

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    Anonymous...you gotta do better than that for a first post

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    HI.
    I am new to the site. I am Welsh and a pipe smoker of many years. Don't seem to be able to load a photoe as an avatar,but maybe I'll learn how eventually.

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    Hi everyone!

    My name is Thomas. I don't know all that much about our hobby, but it's something that I'm having a ball learning about and exploring. If I seem quiet on the site at times, it's more to do with not having anything constructive to add than a lack of care. Oh, and this was the blend I smoked on IPSD this year [thanks to my buddy Terry who gave this to me for Christmas]:

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    Welcome to all of our newest members!

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    Welcome everyone hope you enjoy your stay here

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  68. craigers07

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    Hello everyone, I just joined and have been lurking a little while. I’m new to pipe smoking and came here in search of info on pipes and tobacco. I’m starting out with some Prince Albert and will be looking to add some more varieties soon. So far I’ve learned a lot and look forward to getting to know more people. Now, I’ll just have to get a picture up with a pipe in my mouth. Thank you for the warm welcome.

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    Hi everyone! This is just a quick hello from another new member. I live in Nicosia, Cyprus, where I have resided for over 8 years now. I've been smoking pipe for over 20 years, almost exclusively "English mixtures" (which are hardly English anymore and difficult to get in the UK!) -- My Mixture 965 has been a constant favorite, but I've tried lots of other blends as well. The stronger, the more Latakia, the better!

    The pipe-smoking situation here is pretty abysmal: poor selection of pipes to buy, hardly any tobacco to speak of, and all the rest that comes with it. There certainly is a lack of serious tobacconists. If you're from Cyprus, please do drop me a line. Perhaps we could form a semi-organized lobby to change things in the future -- or just get together, exchange experiences, smoke some good pipes, and have a glass of wine or two.

    Looking forward to hear from anyone and anywhere!

    Best, K

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    Hi Everyone,

    Just started smoking a pipe a few months ago. Upon my first puff of burley, I realized I had fallen down the rabbit hole and that my life would never be the same again. It's a pleasure to be part of such a vast and dedicated group of people who share the same passion.

    I recently moved to Boston, where I've had the luxury of being a short distance from L.J. Peretti's shop. The very first blends I ever smoked were their BPC and Boston's Best Cavendish. Since then I have tried their 333, 432, Ebony, Cuban Mix, Royal Blend, Tashkent, Omega and Park Square. Its amazing how delicious, complex and distinct these blends are from one another. Recently, I have ventured into more foreign territory by sampling Samuel Gawith's Full Virginia Flake, Peterson's University Flake and the Escudo Navy Deluxe. Wow, what a roller coaster ride on the pipe tobacco spectrum! I'm hoping some of you can direct me to even more exciting and exotic blends.

    Also, since I'm a newbie I have limited myself to a cheap briar ($20 - gargle/clog city) and a Missouri Meerschaum. Could any of you recommend a decent briar in the $50-$100 range? I can't imagine buying one for more than that right now. Looking forward to conversing with you all in the near future,

    -Brownbilliard

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