The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 154

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Kevin Godbee
Thank you for joining us for The Pipes Magazine Radio Show—the only radio talk show for pipe smokers and collectors. We broadcast weekly, every Tuesday at 8 pm eastern USA time and are available on nearly all podcast sites and apps. Listen on your computer, tablet, phone and even in the car! Our Featured Interview tonight is with Kansas City pipe restoration specialist, George Dibos. George has been restoring pipes for decades, and is so sought after that he hasn’t taken on new clients in several years. He is a member of the Kansas City pipe club, and hosts a seminar on pipe restoration at their show each year. In "Pipe Parts", Brian will talk about his trip to Denver and the tobacco outlet scene. Sit back, relax with your pipe, and enjoy The Pipes Magazine Radio Show!

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George Dibos (L) and Brian Levine (R)
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3 Responses

  • Hi Brian,
    I will be seeing you in Columbus. A bunch of guys will be there from Pittsburgh.
    Sounds like there may be more hope for the future of pipes with the move to the one stop shop with full tobacco services.
    George Dibos is a name that is familiar to me in the area of pipe repair. Great questions, good answers, especially about periodically taking a pipe apart and cleaning the tenon-mortise area.
    Music – Albert King can’t be beat.
    Rant – Hmm, interesting idea on using a pipe for self-protection from spiders. A spider pipe. Good Luck.
    Good show, see you Friday.

  • Hi Brian!
    Nice show. The conversation with George was quite enlightening. Both you and he made some very good suggestions on how to keep pipes away from George’s shop table.
    Loved the Albert King. If you could play as he does, I wouldn’t have a show to listen to.
    WTF! I’m 5’7″ and shrinking, and you want to sic spiders on me?
    Why not get a cap with one of those doofy flip-down visors, and quit complaining about being tall.
    Happy web-free trails.

  • Sounds like the trip to Denver was interesting. Like most of us outside of Denver we tend to focus on the legalized marijuana thing. Amazing how they can just bust our chops over smoking tobacco while actively promoting a form of smoking far more dangerous. Only in the leftist mind can such a thing make sense.
    George Dibos is a friend of mine. His interests are very wide ranging and eclectic. The story he told you about the three pipes glued on a board is amazing. The pipes belonged to a friend of Mike McNiel’s and I can remember when Mike brought them in to give to George to see what he could do. I mean these things were glued on a board and the glue had been applied with a trowel. Just a couple weeks George had the three pipes off the board and looking better than the day they were sold. It was breathtaking. I believe George wrote an article on this restoration and Chuck Stanion posted it in Pipes & Tobaccos magazine.
    George also published an extended post on Pipesmokersforum on how to duplicate a Dunhill stem. He also has a series of videos on YouTube on how to properly buff the part of the stem that meets the button. If you look at a lot of carvers work you will see that that spot always seems a little less shiny than the rest of the stem. George developed a method to make that part of the stem shine like a diamond in a goat’s nether regions.
    George didn’t mention it but in a spectacular rebuttal of genetic theory George’s son recently received his Ph.d from Harvard in Physics. The kid’s mother must be a freaking genius.
    Spider webs in the eyes is a big deal in your world?? I’m trying to avoid being the unknown innocent bystander who takes one for the team and you’re suffering from arachnophobia.