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  1. ivapewithfire

    I Just Did a Very Bad Thing... (SFW)

    I just won my first eBay auction. My first ebay purchase I don't mean my first pipe/tobacco related purchase. I mean the first one ever in my life. I have gotten PAD-TAD-DADEDADDDEDDEDADED or whatever you call it. I got it bad enough to push me into the crazy eBay world. It's nothing fancy, but...
  2. ivapewithfire

    Don't Lose Faith - Clickklick Klaus strikes again

    I joined this forum last November and already it's become a part of my daily life. It seems like about once a month there is a post or two that blow up. Everyone gets all Dick-wavy (yea, I said Dick-wavy I'll define it after the post), feathers get ruffled, a post gets shut down and everyone...
  3. ivapewithfire

    Courtesy of Clickklick - MacBaren Burley London Blend 2005

    Thanks for doing this Clickklick. I'm sure I never would have gotten around to tasting this blend if it weren't for your generosity. I definitely wouldn't have been able to try an aged version. For any of those not aware, clickklick made a couple of post saying basically "first to post gets a...
  4. ivapewithfire

    Oh My! There are Brown Stains All Over…

    My basket pipe :lol: Seriously though, I was inspired over the weekend to play around with re-finishing a pipe. Dave made a post of a few pipes he had worked on so far this winter. I really loved the coloring of a couple of them. The particular shade really appealed to me. Dave was kind enough...
  5. ivapewithfire

    Amazon Sale on Pipe Lighters

    Amazon currently has a some Zippo products for the "deal of the day" One of them is the matte black Zippo pipe lighter. It's a little less than $12.00. The deal ends in (I think it said) about 11 hours from now. It's a good chance to pick one up if you don't have one.
  6. ivapewithfire

    My Cherry Mix Jar - I just learned a very important lesson about tobacco

    I have a few jars in my smoking area (a rocking chair in the basement next to an old armoire…) that I throw my "extras" into. By extras I mean the little bit of tobacco left over from packing a bowl. I don't have a lot of mix jars, but I do have one for every category of tobacco. Maybe even a...
  7. ivapewithfire

    White substance on newly opened flake

    On the advice of my local tobacconist, I recently purchased a tin of S&G Full Virginia Flake. When I opened the tin, I immediately noticed a white substance on the flake. I'm pretty sure it's not mold, or packaging. It's more of a crystalline type substance. It doesn't fall off the flake, but...
  8. ivapewithfire

    Pipe Kit 2 a.k.a "Karma" (10 Pictures)

    Well I finally finished my second pipe kit. I was going for an egg shape. I've never held a pipe that shape, so I had to just kind of judge it by pictures of other ones. This one went MUCH better for me. I learned a lot from making good old Crack-A-Toa (my last pipe). It seems like I went from...
  9. ivapewithfire

    Behold the Crack-A-Toa Stack! My First Briar Pipe. (Pic Heavy)

    At least that is what I call it. My wife refers to it as "Slit Happens". While there is a certain truth to that, I like my name better. I encourage you to come up with your own name. I'm not above changing it. I almost made the title "The Tao of Pipe Making". Maybe it could have even been...
  10. ivapewithfire

    The Briar Gods Hate Me (Pic Heavy)

    I ordered a pre-drilled pipe kit a couple of weeks ago. It's the first one I've made/(am making) out of briar. Things were going great until I cut into the block with my saw. There was a pretty big set of flaws, but there was still a lot of wood to take off. As I got deeper into the wood and...
  11. ivapewithfire

    I'm Stoked Instead of the Ember in My Bowl

    My newest briar. It's not for the "contest". I'm not experienced enough to turn out anything compared to some I've already seen posted. The contest was my inspiration for dipping my toes into the water. This is for pure unadulterated selfish pleasure. I've been practicing on random pieces of...
  12. ivapewithfire

    Small Metal Rod Inside Pipe (Stinger?)

    I just bought a basket pipe from my local B&M. It has a small metal rod in the stem. It's in the same spot that a filter would be in my MM Cob (which I remove btw). I think it's called a stinger. Is this necessary? It looks like it would just make it harder to clean and tighten up the draw on...
  13. ivapewithfire

    My wifes review of Captian Black Regular

    I've only been smoking a pipe for about a month. My wife's grandfather was a pipe smoker. I don't know what he smoked, but it was some type of cherry aromatic. Of course my wife has all kinds of nostalgic memories with the cherry aromatic blends I have been trying. I lit up a bowl of Captain...
  14. ivapewithfire

    Man Vs. Nature - Everyone has to start somewhere.

    Everyone has start somewhere. I started by staring at an overgrown hedge. On the right front side of my property, my neighbor was grown a black walnut tree. Not on purpose mind you, it was pure negligence. It grew big enough to shade the dashboard on my Jeep. A couple of years of trimming...
  15. ivapewithfire

    Question about "Make your own Pipe Project" "Room"

    Is this particular "room" on the forums meant just for the contest/project, or is it intended as a general "make your own pipe" place? The reason I ask is that making a pipe is what got me started smoking one. I've made a couple of pipes now (as pitiful as they may be). I didn't know if it was...
  16. ivapewithfire

    Greetings and an introduction

    Hello to everyone and thank you. Since this is my first post, introductions are in order. I've already had a chance to get to know some of you through your words. I've been lurking around on the forums for the past month or so. I'll save my pipe smoking origin story for another post. It will...