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  1. fishfly

    Author Pipes

    All three of my Wimbledons bear a 810 shape number.
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    Author Pipes

    Wimbledon (often identified as a GBD second) however, did.
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    Welcome from another Iowan (Dubuque).
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    Best Pipe for Clenchers?

    For me, a saddle stem, especially vulcanite, won't last very long. I have at least a half dozen saddle stems in my "send off for repair" box that have been bitten through--usually done while getting out of the truck with a pipe clenched and chomping down on it as I hit the ground a little too...
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    Hello from the "Corn Patch"

    Decades ago.
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    Pipe Cleaners For Twin Bore Pipes

    Falcon pipe cleaners work most of the time for me.
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    Hello from the "Corn Patch"

    Welcome from another Iowan. (Dubuque).
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    Greetings from North Central Iowa! (AKA the Arctic Circle)

    Welcome from Northeast Iowa (Dubuque to be specific).
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    LET'S PLAY: Pipes Around the World

    Switzerland. Marked B. B. K
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    Greetings from the Heartland of Iowa

    Hello, and welcome from Dubuque. Eager to hear the story.
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    Anyone every heard of Thorneycraft?

    I think that says Thorneycroft. If so, I have one which smokes quite well. It has an inner-tube and is also marked BBB and own make. Check pipephil under BBB.
  12. fishfly

    First Lathe

    The Nova has three belt positions for low, medium, and high ranges. Plus there is a speed control knob that varies the speed within those ranges, even while the lathe is running. I've gotten used to the variable speed control and miss it when I use one of my turning club's lathes without it...
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    First Lathe

    Most people who use Jet lathes like them. Just note that it isn't variable speed, which I find a very useful feature. Another one to consider is the Nova Comet II (which is variable speed). Nova Comet II I have one and love it. With the inclusion of the chuck and tools, the cost is pretty...
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    Hello from Iowa

    Welcome from another Iowan (Dubuque).
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    Favorite Pipe Shape ?

    Whatever is currently in my hand. That tends to be an author or pot more often than not. It will probably be different next week.
  16. fishfly

    Any Linux Users?

    Though it was a couple of versions of Ubuntu ago, I had it running for a while. As I recall, the only catch was that you had to install Windows first. And of course they need to be on separate partitions or drives.
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    Any Linux Users?

    I've been running Linux systems for a long time. I find the desktop environment very easy to use--certainly easier than the newest iterations of Windows. For me, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu are most comfortable. Libre Office will cover most of your needs instead of Office. As long as you don't...
  18. fishfly

    Hello from IL

    And welcome from another neighbor (over in Dubuque).
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    How Many of You Lucky Dogs Get to Smoke Inside?

    After a lot of discussion, tests, and compromise, I smoke inside. Only in my basement study, with heavy weather stripping, large Blue Air filter, two circulating fans, all doors shut, and a partially open window. I live in Iowa and going outside for a smoke in winter is, at best...
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    1985 Ashton Pebble Grain -- Give Away

    That's a beautiful pipe. I'll say #8.