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  1. puffermark

    Smokey Airways

    Some years ago I used to be a keen flight simmer (Microsoft Flight sims). So during the lockdown Iv'e been getting back into it and reloaded some of my old simulators. Been flying all over the world and currently flying between the US State capitols in the big jets. So here's the thing; When I...
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    Tips And Tricks Regarding Bowlcoating

    Activated charcoal mixed with yogurt/buttermilk to the consistency of thick paint works for me.
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    What Do You Re-Purpose

    Paper muffin cups of which I put a stack in my car's cup holder. I put my lighter and pipe tool in there and when the top one gets a bit ashy and grubby I just remove the top one and dispose, leaving the next clean one.
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    Erinmore Flake What Are You

    Erinmore Flake? Love the stuff. . .and it's dried apricots to me, always was..
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    Hello, from South Africa.

    Welcome from a fellow SA pipe smoker
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    Lane Era Charatan Double Comfort Stem Restoration

    Sandpaper folded over a triangular needle file works for me.
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    What Is Your Favorite "Manly" Poem?

    No Enemies By Charles Mackay (English Chartist poet, 1814–1889) You have no enemies, you say? Alas! my friend, the boast is poor; He who has mingled in the fray Of duty, that the brave endure, Must have made foes! If you have none, Small is the work that you have done...
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    I Am Trying To Restore This Pipe

    This may be an option if, like me, you don't have buffing wheel: Liquid Wax | Rustins - https://www.rustins.ltd/rustins/our-products/renovators-for-wood/liquid-wax I have used it successfully over a danish oil finish as well as directly over a set stain.
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    What Is Your Favorite "Manly" Poem?

    To be recited with Aussie accent: As I was walking through Earl's Court, into a pub I was lured. Where a nosy pom asked "Where you from?" as I downed the amber fluid. I said "Get it straight, I'm an Aussie mate, and I'm fixing to get plastered. 'Cos the beer is crook, and the birds all look...
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    Smoking Buddy

    The townhouse complex where I live was a while ago overrun with rabbits and one small fella would come and join me when I smoked outside. He was a mottled black and gray so I dubbed him "Dottle".
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    Show Off Your Favorite Pipe Display

    This is my pipe corner under the stairs ala Harry Potter. The fan helps with air circulation once in a while since there's no ventilation.
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    First Ever Pipe Restoration (Dad's Dr. Grabow Ajustomatic Eldorado)

    Bang up job, I'd say. But be cautioned: This resto thing is VERY addictive.
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    What's Your Profession !!

    Lt Col in the South African Police Service. 36 years in and 5 to go to retirement. Done my time on the street and now driving a desk. Looking forward to retirement. 5 years to go.
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    Smoking Through The Winter

    Outdoor smoker in the Southern Hemisphere (albeit in a mild Mediterranean climate). Winter? Load up with Lat blends and enjoy the falling rain.
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    Dunhill Shape 743

    PS: Stamped a group 4 but certainly on the smaller side of that variable scale.
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    Dunhill Shape 743

    At the risk of jacking the thread, I have a sort of similar Bruyere but with a longer shank in the style of a Liverpool, pronounced fishtail stem and stamped '762'. My browsings on the web have turned up naught. It has a 1967 date with an '8' floating below and to the right of the '7' which, I...
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    Irish Cask?

    I'm no super taster, but FWIW this is also my go to favourite. I'm on my 2nd tin of Irish Cask and there is (to me) no discern-able difference to Irish Oak. Still the same Irish more-ish goodness.
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    Early Era Sasieni 1-Dot Shape 19S

    Many many thanks, gentlemen, especially jguss for all the research. Once again you prove yourselves to be a remarkable resource and a wealth of knowledge. I think this one's going to enjoy a special place in the rack. I had a bowl of GLP Gaslight in it yesterday and it's a cracking smoker. One...
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    Early Era Sasieni 1-Dot Shape 19S

    Does the tenon have threads inside it? Nope. Friction fit as far as I can tell, although it needed some heating (heat gun) to dislodge it, probably due to hardened tobacco gunk more than anything else. The "pipe cleaner" litmus test is kind of bullshit standard. Totally agree. But there were a a...
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    Early Era Sasieni 1-Dot Shape 19S

    Not that I can see, jguss. But here's a couple of pics of the contraption. Looks like the idea was that it would be able to pass a cleaner in situ as it were, but just how well that would work, I don't know.