The Pipes Magazine Radio Show – Episode 164

Kevin Godbee
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  • Hi Brian,
    A bit late, was out of town last night. I did get a chance to visit the JB Hayes shop in Winchester, VA this morning. A great shop.
    Our friend Bill is listening tonight and asked me to inform you that a Siberian prison is referred to as a “gulag”.
    I dump all of my pipes into an old brass spittoon. About once a year, I dump the ashes out on the garden.
    I do have a Clark Layton pipe, a collaboration with Premal Chheda which is a great pipe. I have seen his pipes at a number of shows and he keeps getting better.
    Music – Eric Dolfi, JR – Something Sweet, Something Tender – a bit unstructured, without a theme.
    Bill and I would suggest that you interview Thomas Richards aka Thomas James Pipes. He makes a really quality pipe and we, and our club members, have helped guide him over the past several years. We all own examples of his pipes and have been quite satisfied with the quality of his work, in all aspects.
    Rant – NASCAR bump and bang with elimination. Sorry, I can’t comment as I have little interest in automobile racing.
    Keep trying.

  • As always an entertaining hsow.
    Your comment about the Siberian prison reminded me of the famous novel by Aleksandr Soldalotofbooksin “A Day in the Life of Briansky Levinovich”.
    Clark is not very loquacious so pulling answers out of him can be a bit of an effort. He is a fine carver as evidenced by his being one of the winners in the KC 2015 Carving Contest. I don’t know how a man can make a living selling 100 pipes at his prices.
    The music while not offensive was just a series of well played notes that just wandered a round without a melody or a point.
    Can’t agree with you on the NASCAR thing. You basically sanctioned people to literally attempt to kill each other. You seriously expect Owner A to get with Owner B to get justice for his driver? Not a pipe’s chance at an American Lung Association meeting. No, you have to have a 3rd party referee it.
    It would have been nice had Logano had the maturity and grace of Earnhart Junior to just say that it was “just racing” and not point fingers, but he is just a punk kid.
    “Rubbin’ is Racing” is good stuff but deliberately t-boning a guy is definitely wrong even with provocation. Of course, Danica just got fined for doing pretty much the same thing when some red necked goober offended her honor on the track.
    The current format is vastly surperior to “let’s watch Jimmy drive around the track” that we had for years.

  • My ashtray and general pipe use is primarily out on our patio or in my workshop. Early on I learned that expensive glass ashtrays don’t survive long. Now, I use deep candy dishes found at yardsales, which cost $1 or less. I use RTV to put a cork knocker in the center. They need to deep enough that ashes don’t blow all over out patio, because as my wife reminds me “I NEVER empty my ashtrays”. What is it with women and the words “never & always”?
    I also made half a doze of these leather pipe stands. They store neatly in each of my pipe bags and I keep one at each station around the house. They hold my pipes secure and don’t take up much space.

  • I learned that the expensive, glass pipe ashtrays don’t survive long on my patio or in my workshop. Now, I pick up deep dish candy bowls at yardsales and glue in a pipe knocker. The deep dish feature keeps ashes from blowing all over our patio and furniture. Because as my wife reminds me, I NEVER remember to dump my ashtrays. What is it with women and the words “never & always”?
    I make these leather stands and keep one in all of my pipe bags and at all of my home smoking areas. They hold the pipe securely and don’t take up any space in a bag.